My Favorite Photo

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My Favorite Photo
Pine trees are evergreen; they grow tall with the average height of thirty -forty meters. Each pine tree has very unique poses: some grow straight, fall more to the left or tilt more to the right. One tree has at least seven major braches; moreover, each branch is covered by the thickness green color of the leaves. The leaves are very pointy and sharp as needles. The smell of pine gives you the touch of relaxation from nature. Pine trees grow as a group, as if they were a united family that could never be separated. It literally fills up the whole forest, and paints a beautiful picture of nature. I was lucky enough to born in the town that pine trees were proudly chosen to be the symbol of the town. Pine trees bring the memories within me back to my family and the family picture that was taken at the jungle of “ Valley of Love”.

Dalat is a beautiful town up in the mountain of Vietnam; The city has many other names such as: city with thousands of pine trees, city of flowers, hidden city behind the fog, and the city of love. Dalat is considered as a tourist trap based on its location: many beautiful waterfalls, wild pine trees jungles surrounding the town, and gardens of flowers. Oh! How I can describe the beauty of my hometown. And this is where the story of my family begins: I don’t know what have brought my father, a music student from the far land of North Vietnam, to come to this cold and sweet city. My mom, an elementary teacher, is a daughter of a native couple from this wilderness land. My parents met through a music contest of the school board, then their first date was at the “Valley of Love”. As my parents fell deeply in love with each other’s; the rejection from my mom’s family grew stronger. Despite of how difficult their lives were, troubles of society did not stop the love that had for one another. Just easy as things might have seem, they pledged: “I do!” on a sunny day of July, under the pine trees maze of Valley of Love....
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