Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Walk In the Woods

Rain is forecast for the next few days.......and then everything will be green.....well not quite yet but green will begin appearing more and more each day. Last weekend I took some photos of my favorite walk in the woods. Everything still looks tan/light brown/blah so I'm showing the photos in hopes that after some rainy days my walk will start to green up. And no more photos of tan woods until next year.

Standing on a stone and cement bridge taking a picture of a wooden bridge.

So tan.

Tan with faint green and my shadow. In a month both sides of the trail will be a dense mass of bushes.

The green branch is from a nearby pine tree that probably came down in a snow storm and blew around until it was caught in other branches.

Fungus on a dead tree.

Further along the trail.

Benches in a clearing. Science classes from the local high school sometimes meet here.

House peeking over a hill.


YTSL said...

Hi sbk --

As the saying goes, the grass is greener on the other side. My mother used to moan about how Malaysian foliage is too overwhelmingly green... this in comparison to that in less humid climes like England where there were browns and other colors to add variety to the overall scenery. ;b

sbk said...

Hi ytsl,

And so it is...I can sympathize with your mother as if everything here were one color it wouldn't matter what the color was after awhile...my San Diego daughter complains about having sunshine almost every day....

Do the colors on your hikes change during the year?

YTSL said...

Hi sbk --

Yes, the colors do change on my hikes -- and actually, I just put up a photo-essay taken on a hike in the same area just one week after the previous one where my hike companion and I noticed so many more flowers coming into bloom.

The interesting about Hong Kong also is how different different parts of the countryside are and look -- even at the same time of the year. E.g., some parts are wooded, others are generally tree-less, etc., etc. on account of difference in elevation, soils and proximity to the coasts and sea. :)