Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Stop to Smell the Flowers

Stop to Smell the Flowers

This weekend, I went to the "Flower Festival" in the DaKen mountainside with my friends Jimmy, Mia, and Brio. It was nice to get out in the sunshine and (relatively) fresh air. I got sunburnt. Luck of the Irish. It wasn't too bad, though. Thankfully, I avoided all Lobster-like qualities.

The Flower Festival is basically a dozen or so Fields of Flowers (see above, and below...), some vendors, and a dirt parking lot.

The vendors feature a number of traditional Taiwanese food and trinkets. I tried Sugar Cane Juice. It's green.

There were also several Ice-Cream-Mans equipped with an ice chest on the back of their Scooter. Here, they're known as Baboos, for the sound their squeeze-horn makes when they ride through the neighborhood or sit and wait on the side of the road as busybodies pass by.

The trip was good for an hour or two, which is more than enough time to see everything at a snail's pace. Nonetheless, it was a worthwhile chance outside the city.


Gavin said...

Your weekend sure beats mine! ha ha, they're great photos too, its a wonderful opportunity.

Rachel Tamed said...

How beautiful! I truly do not believe anything in life could ever top a field of flowers in bloom! Hope things are well!

RennyPenny said...

Thanks for the Comments!
Flowers have to be one of God's most beautiful creations! I love how Emily Dickinson describes the foxglove in her poem I taste a liquor never brewed.
<3 Lauren

Samantha said...

Aw, a flower festival!? Why wasn't I invited! Well, it was probably because you knew I'd get a worse sunburn than you (embodying all lobster-like qualities). Thanks for taking my fair skin into consideration. ;)