Spring has Sprung!

Cherry blossoms on Dali University campus

#1 – Cherry blossoms on Dali University campus

Wow, the beauty of spring in Dali is just spectacular!  These photos were all taken within the last week and they speak for themselves…enjoy!

Unidentified blossom on shrubs in our front courtyard.

#2 – Unidentified blossoms on shrubs in our front courtyard.

BTW, all of these photos are untouched (raw files “as shot”, with no enhancements)…except one.  Can you guess which photo is enhanced?!

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#3 – Daisies blooming in our neighborhood.

There is a poll at the end of this blog – be sure to vote on which photo you think is enhanced!

Cherry trees on Dali University campus with Art College and mountains in the background.

#4 – Cherry trees on Dali University campus with Art College and mountains in the background.

Close-up of cherry blossom on University campus.

#5 – Close-up of cherry blossoms on Dali University campus.

Cherry tree on Dali University campus.

#6 – Cherry tree on Dali University campus.

#7 – One of many Dali University streets lined with cherry trees.

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#8 – Close-up of cherry blossoms near stream just outside our apartment.

Mountains above our neighborhood still holding some late-season snow.

#9 – Mountains above our neighborhood still holding some late-season (early spring) snow.

Students and tourists can't resist taking photos with Cherry blossoms!

#10 – Students and tourists can’t resist taking photos with Cherry blossoms!

"Flames" of Cherry blossoms on Dali University campus.

#11 – “Flames” of Cherry blossoms on Dali University campus.

More cherry trees!

#12 – More cherry trees at the base of Cang Shan mountains!

#13 - White cherry blossoms.

#13 – White cherry blossoms.

Remember, there is only one enhanced photo, so please choose only one option:

And the answer is…#4!  That is the only enhanced photo in the 13 pics above.  Thanks to those who voted!

Copyright © Kevin Beaty, YUNEV and “Feet on the Ground…”, 2015.  All rights reserved.

2 Comments

  1. Wow Kevin, what a beautiful sight! When I visited Dahli, I lost my phone / camera the first day while sightseeing in Hong Kong. BUT, I do have vivid memories of the beauty of the area. So from the pictures, you are on the south side of Dahli? Have you ever been to the Foreign Wife resturaunt? If you have a craving for some good home cooking, stop by some time. I is owned by some dear friends who are currently in the states undergoing medical treatments. The staff is very attentive and the food is very good.

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    1. Hey John, we actually live a bit further north, just outside the Old Town wall (Dali Ancient Town). And yes, we are very familiar with the Foreign Wife restaurant. Great food and service, as you say. It’s a small world!

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