photography, nature, parenthood, and other musings

Hello, I am Lisa Tang Liu. Thank you for joining me in an ongoing journey to make sense of my world through photography and writing. I hope to find a connection with you in a shared appreciation for nature and humanity.

“Even through your hardest days, remember we are all made of stardust.”

Carl Sagan

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  • Learning Foreign Languages
    If I had a superpower, it would be my ability to pick up a foreign language. My first language was Cantonese Chinese, and as an immigrant to the US at age nine, I had to learn English. Since then I have studied French, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, a little bit of Korean, German and Spanish, andContinue reading “Learning Foreign Languages”
  • Gratitude
    Inspired by the book “Braiding Sweetgrass” by Robin Wall Kimmerer, I decided to go for a short hike this morning by myself. I can’t remember the last time I did this—hike by myself—and I thoroughly savored the time alone in nature, feeling gratitude for the fragrant air and the autumn crispness that reinvigorated my soul.Continue reading “Gratitude”
  • 2021 (Mostly) Backyard Birding in Massachusetts
    Photography and Musings of Lisa Tang Liu: I don’t call myself a birder, as I really only started paying attention to birds in 2018 after we bought a window feeder. At the beginning of the pandemic, I started to photograph birds that visit our backyard, and I got hooked. I’m more of an aspiring bird nerd.
  • Our Homeschooling Journey
    We’re in the middle of our seventh year of homeschooling now, and I have to confess that I feel a little burned out. I am fortunate that my husband became more active in teaching the children this year so I can take a step back. He takes on most of the academic subjects; I coverContinue reading “Our Homeschooling Journey”
  • Meditation Space
    One of the goals on my 2021 Vision Board on the wall is to create a little Zen space for myself. I finally did it—albeit a little differently from how I imagined it. This nook is under my large desk, which used to be storage space. We have a small house, and I often haveContinue reading “Meditation Space”