April 27, 2012

Tea Kettle Reflections

Have a headache? Flu? Body aches? Is your system too hot? Too cold?

Don't despair; there's a Chinese herbal tea remedy for it.

In most, if not all, Chinese towns you can find any number of small tea shops or street vendors offering a quick cup of herbal "make you feel better" for whatever ails you.

And at one such street stall not long ago I found my reflections for Weekend Reflections. The first photo is also my contribution to Weekend in Black and White. Better viewed enlarged.



Wuchuan, 2012

31 comments:

Kim, USA said...

Wow and awesome find. Love this!
Kim,USA

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Great! Best wishes!

JM said...

Very cool shots! Well spotted reflections, Francisca.

Pat Tillett said...

Love these! You are right about enlarging. They were already good and they got better!

Andy said...

Great find Francisca. I hope they were shined up just for you.

Malyss said...

I really love those pictures and reflections!

jennyfreckles said...

I like these - and I'd try the tea. I like the fragrant chinese tea.

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, I love it, Francisca, and I'm not feeling well today. I was going to have a nap but I think I'll make myself some herbal tea first. Something soothing.
Thanks for the idea.
Love your photos.
K

La Principessa Errante said...

There is something so wonderful about groupings, even more so with all those reflections. Great capture.

EG CameraGirl said...

This made me smile! Great eye, Francisca!

Hilda said...

I don't mind herbal (though they can taste absolutely horrid)—it's the exotic TCM recipes that use parts of endangered animal species that I wish they'd stop.

Fun reflection shots, though.

Dimple said...

I think I'll make a cup of tea...

bettyl said...

Great shot from a surprising place!

Sylvia K said...

I do love your tea kettles and their wonderful reflections, Cisca!! Delightful captures for the day! Hope you're not suffering from any colds, flu, body aches or headaches!! Just have some tea and have a lovely weekend!!

Sylvia

Rune K said...

Comfort lined up in rows, not bad :) Well captured reflections. Have a nice weekend!

Ann said...

the vendor polish them very well.

Traveling Hawk said...

A tea and a lovely weekend seems a good idea! After the bitter taste of macha, in Japan, I can use a cup of fruit tea. Good photos, I like the reflections!

HansHB said...

Great shots!

Tina´s PicStory said...

wonderful reflections :)

Monica said...

This is the right post for me this week... After one and a half week with the flu, and still sick, I could really need some Chinese herbal tea!!
Wonderful shot of the teapots. Great reflections!
:)

Susan said...

Tea for what ails ya? Have to remember that. I'm not much of a tea drinker, perhaps THAT's my problem. : )
Rounded shapes make such cool reflections. My fave here is the middle shot.
Hope all is going as well as possible.

Laura said...

beautiful Francisca! Thank you so much for your lovely message the other day. I've been ridiculously busy and had not had a moment to respond. I deeply appreciate your kindness and all that you do to make this world a more compassionate place!

FrankandMary said...

Just the sight of a lovely tea pot can make me feel better. ~Mary

James said...

Very cool!

Herding Cats said...

Stunning pictures, wonderful relfections!

lina@home sweet home said...

Wow, the reflections are so clear. Awesome!

Owen said...

Great job on this series of three, I like the multiplication of tea pots, and all reflected therein... I can't imagine how many teapots must exist in a country with over a billion people ! Think of all those reflections waiting to be observed out there !

NixBlog said...

Delightful photos, Francisca! Herbal teas are wonderful, especially in winter. Not only do they taste and smell wonderful but they do have numerus health benefits.

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Wonderful reflection -- and yet better enlarged, great catch! Part of me thinks there's something to those herbal folk remedies -- at least some of them.... if only we knew which ones.

CameraCruise said...

Great shots, love the reflections.

Dragonstar said...

The kettle reflections are excellent!