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2016年11月6日 星期日

Hazy Day in Autumn ( 朦朧的秋日)

It's weekend. Time to stretch my legs. 


The sky is filled with clouds



But there are breaks



There's enough light to make them shine


 
They stick up and string out their flowers everywhere


The grass put out their spiky flowers

And the rushes too


They sway with the breeze



This way and that



They glow in the sun


Some more upright than others



They grow in clumps


They stretch out in all directions


The path is strewn with little flowers


though it's already seed pod time for some


 
like this string of seeds


and time for berries for others


whilst some other still busy trying to catch up


There are little fluffy balls everywhere



And this unknown flower is busy blooming


competing with this sea morning glory

 
and more sturdy flowers on the tree


It's leaf time for this plant


Some are always faster than others


This plant is putting out new leaves too


and so is this



Not all new leaves are delicate


Most leaves are red when they first come out


Many of them are thick with hair


The hillsides are still green with trees, shrubs and creepers


It's practically a jungle


Some banana leaves are yellowing


Whilst others are still mostly green


They can turn out various colors on different parts


 
Some have been eaten by all kinds of worms

 

until hardly any of their original surface remains



A few tiny wild flowers at the side of the path


Some leaves are already on the ground


The hills look so indistinct in the autumn haze



The nearer they are, the darker their hue


I wonder who put up these two dolls at the entrance of a cave
 

The seas are never far away


a golf course

its lawn always well manicured


Rocks and crags always dot the hilltops


They come in all kinds of shapes



Imaginative people can give them all kinds of names resembling either animals or man


What name will you give these rocky outcrops


a view of the highway linking Hong Kong Airport to the Pearl River Delta


This is costing us a fortune


But not all paths need be built with concrete

Some can simply be smoothed out from the hillside


 
There can be more than one path leading to the same spot


Some are steeper than others


The Reservoir serving Discovery Bay residents
 

Where there are hills, there will always be valleys 

and there can be inter-montane fields too


Can this be Hong Kong?


No matter what the answer may be, there's little doubt that this is flower time for this creeper which literally covers an entire hill valley.