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A garden enthusiast who loves to travel and capture the beauty of places and freeze the memories of her travels in photographs, as well as document her experiences in verse...thankful for the simple pleasures in life.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Chongqing in Spring

Hi there dear friends, I've been in absentia and I have missed almost two months of posting here on Mygardenhaven. After two cruises in March, I am ready to start posting in April. There's a surprise for you too, check out the bottom of the page for a Giveaway!

Not all of China was abloom in Spring. When we were in Shanghai, it was practically winter there - bare trees, cold, foggy weather. However, after nine days on the Yangtze River, when we reached Chongqing,the sun was out, and it was just lovely to see blossoms everywhere we went.

The Chongqing Zoological Garden where these photographs were taken, has a well-designed landscape, and the various trees were ablaze with colourful blossoms.

For Haiku Heights:

is it possible
you don't remember my face?
 blurred blossoms in mist

For Sensational Haiku Wednesday:

my happiness is 
meeting again in springtime
redbuds beam, aflame

My Giveaway to garden lovers is something you would find lovely to own, and precious to a gardener. Here it is:

Dana Smith from Sunset Books surprised me with an invitation from the Garden Editors to attend the launch of the New Sunset Western Book in California. Another perk was books for me and to give away to my readers! Isn't that just terrific? I've received mine, and I love, love it!
Hence, I have come up with an event to find 5 winners to receive this special giveaway. Just click on this link to get to the event on my fashion blog:

If you do not already own a copy of the New Sunset Western Book, you would want one. It has 728 pages chock-full of tips, photos and advice. The contents include:
  • Tomorrow's Garden
  • The West's Climate Zones
  • Plant Finder
  • The West's Best Plants, A to Z
  • Gardening, Start to Finish

Linking to:
Outdoor Wednesday
Watery Wednesday
Share The Joy Thursday
Skywatch Friday
Sensational Haiku Wednesday 
Poetry Picnic 
Poets Rally 
Haiku My Heart
Haiku Heights
Scenic Sunday
Shadow Shot