china & its curves

China is a country full of curves. From rice terraces to tea plantations, to dragons and curved bridges, to curlicue rooftops and rounded karsts, there is no shortage of curve patterns.

My favourite places on earth are the wild waterways where the forest opens its arms and a silver curve of river folds the traveller into its embrace. ~ Rory MacLean


Fenghuang, China


Yangshuo, Guangxi Province, China


farmland and karsts in Yangshuo, Guangxi Province, China


The Li River in Guangxi Province

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Tea farm in Yangshuo


pitcher plant at a market on Guangxi University campus


Detian Waterfall on the border between Vietnam & China


curvaceous carvings in Lijiang, Yunnan Province


a farmer leads his cows across a river in Yangshuo


a small junk in Beihei, China


lava beach in Beihei, China


Longji Rice Terraces, Guangxi Province, China


Nine Dragons and Five Tigers in Ping’An, Guangxi Province, China


“PHOTOGRAPHY” INVITATION:  I invite you to create a photography intention and then create a blog post for a place you have visited. Alternately, you can post a thematic post about a place, photos of whatever you discovered that set your heart afire. You can also do a thematic post of something you have found throughout all your travels: churches, doors, people reading, people hiking, mountains, patterns, all black & white, whatever!

You probably have your own ideas about this, but in case you’d like some ideas, you can visit my page: photography inspiration.

I challenge you to post no more than 15 photos (fewer is better) and to write no more than 350-words about any travel-related photography intention you set for yourself. Include the link in the comments below by Wednesday, June 6 at 1:00 p.m. EST.  When I write my post in response to this challenge on Thursday, June 7, I’ll include your links in that post.

This will be an ongoing invitation, every first and third Thursday of each month. Feel free to jump in at any time. 🙂

I hope you’ll join in our community. I look forward to reading your posts!

the ~ wander.essence ~ community

I invite you all to settle in and read a few posts from our wandering community.  I promise, you’ll be inspired!

Thanks to all of you who wrote posts on the “photography” invitation. 🙂