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(04-04-2019, 12:07 AM)Sophie Wrote: How do you like that Paulaner beer?  Grinning-face-with-smiling-eyes4

You and your chocolate… Lol

I like the Paulaner beer fine.  First time for me...it tastes a lot different from the usual Warsteiner that I drink.   

I found some white daffodils around G. Washington university campus on my way to Lincoln's memorial  Slightly-smiling-face4  


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Boston is still at the end of Winter, but all around DC Spring has come...flowers are blooming everywhere.  I haven't had time to sort through the cherry blossom yet.  Will do when I come back to LA  Slightly-smiling-face4 


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MM,

Hoa đẹp quá anh

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(04-04-2019, 09:56 PM)Quê Mùa Wrote: Sophie làm bánh đẹp quá  Clap
khéo chụp hình làm bánh cũng khéo

Cảm ơn Quê Mùa nhiều.  Slightly-smiling-face4
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(04-05-2019, 09:25 AM)Mong manh Wrote: Boston is still at the end of Winter, but all around DC Spring has come...flowers are blooming everywhere.  I haven't had time to sort through the cherry blossom yet.  Will do when I come back to LA 

I can't wait to see your cherry blossom pictures!  Slightly-smiling-face4

The cherry blossoms I saw this Spring were not as spectacular as the ones in Washington DC, but they still made my morning walk very enjoyable.

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Đi dạo ngắm hoa anh đào rồi về nhà làm bánh ngọt cho bữa ăn sáng…It's not chocolate, but it's a good way for you to eat fruits though… Face-with-stuck-out-tongue-and-winking-eye_1f61c

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I've always had a weakness for white flowers... Shy 
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There were some fruits left so I made this pastry baked with quark mixture (quark, egg yolk, sugar, vanilla extract, cornstarch and lemon juice) and fresh berries on top... Grinning-face-with-smiling-eyes4

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(04-05-2019, 02:29 PM)SugarBabe Wrote: MM,

Hoa đẹp quá anh

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Hello  SB, thanks  Cheer
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(04-06-2019, 05:10 PM)Sophie Wrote: I can't wait to see your cherry blossom pictures! 

The cherry blossoms I saw this Spring were not as spectacular as the ones in Washington DC, but they still made my morning walk very enjoyable.


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Uhmmm  Fruits...I like fruits  Smiling-face-with-halo4

There's a batch of cherry trees with flowers in white along the Mall between Washington monument and the Capitol building.  I like them a lot...at first glance, they look like rose...mini roses


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I found 2 interesting trees on the ground of the Capitol building.  The first was the Japanese magnolia.  Did not expect to see it in bloom so late into the year.  In California the flowers would have been gone by mid February.

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The 2nd one was the Drooping Cherry tree.  I think this is the only one I saw in DC and the surrounding areas.

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The last night in DC I went to Georgetown for dinner...I was looking for something to replenish my body.  After walking and looking at different restaurants I decided on Italian because of this dish - Linguine Pescatore but this restaurant calls it Linguine ai Frutti di Mare...the scallops, shrimps, calamari and mussels were all fresh, the linguine cooked just right but the sauce was a little salty.  Maybe I should have ordered a glass of Asti Grinning-face-with-smiling-eyes4 which would balance the taste out.

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I didn't pay attention when the waiter asked...he dumped cheese on it  Crying-face4  ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
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Hoa anh đào màu trắng đẹp quá. I love the magnolia tree as well. Thank you for sharing, anh Mong Manh.  Slightly-smiling-face4

Speaking of magnolia trees…here are some white and pink star magnolias blooming this spring…

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White Cherry Blossom... Grinning-face-with-smiling-eyes4

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White Japanese Quince...

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Poet's Narcissus… 

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Dinner… Grinning-face-with-smiling-eyes4 

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Dinner… 

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Dinner   ...Looks healthy Grinning-face-with-smiling-eyes4  

I like that picture.  reminds me of "little house on the prairie"  I saw a lot of the Poet's Narcissus around the DC areas...some are planted, some just grow in the wild on the sides of the freeway.   They are pretty to look at.  Seems easy to grow...wonder why California doesn't plant more of them.

The Star magnolias look nice.  There's one tree of white in the sculpture garden next to the National Gallery.  I mainly focused on the Cherry Blossom, but there are a lot of other flowers in bloom such as the Japanese magnolia


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And I found this one lone tree on the ground a little bit off of the Capitol.  Its flowers are in a deeper pink/purple color


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(04-14-2019, 11:11 AM)Mong manh Wrote: Dinner   ...Looks healthy 

I like that picture.  reminds me of "little house on the prairie"  I saw a lot of the Poet's Narcissus around the DC areas...some are planted, some just grow in the wild on the sides of the freeway.   They are pretty to look at.  Seems easy to grow...wonder why California doesn't plant more of them.

The Star magnolias look nice.  There's one tree of white in the sculpture garden next to the National Gallery.  I mainly focused on the Cherry Blossom, but there are a lot of other flowers in bloom such as the Japanese magnolia

Mấy tấm hình hoa mộc lan đẹp quá anh. 

Cặp đôi hoa tulip này trông dễ thương ghê... Grinning-face-with-smiling-eyes4

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I was hiking around this lake yesterday and saw quite a few waterfalls. Em cứ mải mê ngắm những thác nước mà quên chụp hình. 
Đến khi nhớ thì chụp được thác nước nhỏ xíu này. Since I didn't have a tripod with me, trying to take a picture with a slow shutter speed without it becoming blurry was really tough.

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Natural light was quite harsh so I only took a few pictures of the lake. I will be in Hallstatt next Wednesday and according to the weather forecast it will be just as warm and sunny.  Grinning-face-with-smiling-eyes4 

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(04-20-2019, 02:16 PM)Sophie Wrote: Mấy tấm hình hoa mộc lan đẹp quá anh. 

Cặp đôi hoa tulip này trông dễ thương ghê... Grinning-face-with-smiling-eyes4

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I was hiking around this lake yesterday and saw quite a few waterfalls. Em cứ mải mê ngắm những thác nước mà quên chụp hình. 
Đến khi nhớ thì chụp được thác nước nhỏ xíu này. Since I didn't have a tripod with me, trying to take a picture with a slow shutter speed without it becoming blurry was really tough.

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Natural light was quite harsh so I only took a few pictures of the lake. I will be in Hallstatt next Wednesday and according to the weather forecast it will be just as warm and sunny.  Grinning-face-with-smiling-eyes4 

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Cảnh đẹp quá, em...Núi, rừng, mấy hòn đảo nhỏ và nước thì trong veo.  I wish I was there  Shy  at sunset or sunrise when the light hit the snow on that mountain range.

You're right.  The tulips are too cute  Shy  You did a good job without a tripod for the running water.  

So, Hallstatt next week?  Lucky you  Slightly-smiling-face4   I am jealous  Rolling-on-the-floor-laughing4  Watch out for the Chinese tourists   Biggrin
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(04-21-2019, 12:49 AM)Mong manh Wrote: Cảnh đẹp quá, em...Núi, rừng, mấy hòn đảo nhỏ và nước thì trong veo.  I wish I was there  at sunset or sunrise when the light hit the snow on that mountain range.

You're right.  The tulips are too cute   You did a good job without a tripod for the running water.  

So, Hallstatt next week?  Lucky you    I am jealous    Watch out for the Chinese tourists 

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I really hope there will be less tourists in Hallstatt than in Venice.  Face-with-stuck-out-tongue-and-winking-eye_1f61c Grinning-face-with-smiling-eyes4  

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(04-21-2019, 04:00 PM)Sophie Wrote: Em không có thời gian nhiều để nán lại nơi này lâu hơn nhưng em nghĩ cảnh bình minh hay hoàng hôn ở nơi đây chắc rất tuyệt vời...chụp hình lúc bấy giờ sẽ đẹp hơn nhiều… Slightly-smiling-face4

I really hope there will be less tourists in Hallstatt than in Venice.  Face-with-stuck-out-tongue-and-winking-eye_1f61c Grinning-face-with-smiling-eyes4  

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This lake is nice.  It reminds me of Tenaya Lake in Yosemite, but I think this one is prettier because of the beautiful mountain range surrounding it.  Thanks for sharing, em  Slightly-smiling-face4  

Have fun in Hallstatt  Slightly-smiling-face4


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