Golden Stones in a Chinese Garden

Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.

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7 thoughts on “Golden Stones in a Chinese Garden”

    1. Hello Mozalfa:

      That was the whole purpose of the shot, to highlight the bright color of the painted large stones. The rest revolves around the brightly painted stones. The color is very vibrant and dominates the scene. It surely catches the eye.

      Thank you for your comment.


  1. My goodness! I’ve seen lichens that are this brilliant yellow, but after a little pondering, I’ve decided someone might have opened the paint pot to decorate these.

    That reminds me of one of my favorite grade-school gifts to my mother: a box of common gravel, painted with watercolors. She was a smart mother, and treated them like the jewels I thought they were. 🙂

    1. Morning Linda:

      While I was taking the shots, a man walked by and told me he was the one who painted the stones, since he worked at a nearby construction site.

      I thanked him for giving us “golden rocks”. He just chuckled and went his way. As I’ve said before, in photography, anything is fair game.

      I agree. Your mother was smart treating the painted gravel like gems. Look around, beauty is everywhere.

      Best Regards,


  2. Honestly, Omar, I found this photo intriguing because there are several different things in Nature that are this bright color. Fungus is one that I remember but forgot what it was growing on. I found it near the lips of volcano–I would have to look but think it was on Suribachi on Iwo Jima, and on Mt Zao in Japan. Famous there for their scalding-hot baths in pools of hot volcano water. Around the edges grows this yellow stuff akin to lime or powder-like as lime is.

    1. Hi Abe:

      This paint is used here by the Panama Motor Transportation Division. Lines on the streets are painted using this color because of its great visibility.

      It is very common to see this bright yellow color in the city while you drive. Somebody had some leftover paint and decided to invest it on the stones—and the effect was charming, in search of a better word.



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