Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Pads and Panels

Some more photos at Bongwonsa Temple in Seoul. The curvilinear shape of the lotus pads contrasted nicely with the geometric designs of the sliding panels.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Magenta and Cream Lotuses

Taking advantage of the pleasant temperatures of the early morning, I visited Bongwonsa Temple in the vicinity of school. Although the potted lotuses appeared to be on the wane, there still were some to admire. Most were magenta/pink, while a few were a creamy white.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Pinks and Purples

For those of you who have been reading my blog for a while, you know that I love posting photos of flowers and blooms. Here are a few of the pink and purple variety around my school campus in Seoul.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Back at SFS

School's Korean gate
 After a low-key summer, I'm back in Seoul. This marks my 15th year teaching overseas - my 3rd year at Seoul Foreign School - and my 21st year teaching overall. Here are a few photos of our campus. The school is blessed with beautiful facilities. This week teachers are having inservices/meetings, and hopefully a bit of time to get the rooms ready.
Soccer field, with ES building (left) and HS building (right)
Flowering bushes next to the Lyso Performing Arts Center
I just had to include a few blossoms as well!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Flowers and Ferns

Throughout the 16 acres of outdoor gardens at Olbrich, visitors can enjoy the colorful palette of flowers. The gardens at this Madison location are lovingly maintained by volunteers (I could see my mom doing this!). What a lovely place to visit - and it's free!

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Tenney Park Waterways

Walking through Tenney Park in Madison is a pleasant experience, with its many bridges spanning the waterways. Fishing is a popular past time here.

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Tenney Park Lock and Dam, Lake Mendota

Located along the shores Lake Mendota in Madison, this portion of Tenney Park has a nice extension into the lake. It also contains a boat lock and dam. The current boat lock was built in 1959. The original dam was built in 1847 out of earth, enlarging Lake Mendota and increasing its depth. A large flour mill was erected over the outlet in its early days. Torrential rains destroyed that dam in 1866.