Sunday, June 11, 2006


I woke up on Sunday morning and thought for a moment I'd blundered into the ending of The Quiet Earth and had been transported to an alien planet. For there was the Sun!

Immediately I swung into action. Knowing how much you've been missing those critter pictures, I set off for the hiking paths above my house.......



Water pounded down every culvert.




It was easy to see why Taiwan was called the kingdom of the butterflies.


Ordinarily you can't even see this rivulet as it sluggishly winds through the bottom of the forest.








Not a bug....just an exoskeleton, abandoned on a leaf.



All sorts of organisms were enjoying the sun today.










A close-up of the previous shot.










































A fresh group of hikers approaches the trailhead.




Lots of people out enjoying the sun today...






Alas! A bit of sun meant catching up on all the clothing that needed to be washed...


15 comments:

Anonymous said...

These hiking trails you regularly show, where are they and how can I find them?

I'm desperate for a walk ;)

Michael Turton said...

They are in Ta-Ken Scenic Area. If you email me, I'll give you directions out here.

Michael

Verena said...

Hey, nice pics! I also would like to know where these hiking trails are .. ;-)

Chris said...

I think the mention of a New Zealand movie may have tricked the weather into thinking it is now different season. The rain is sadly back.

Anonymous said...

The central weather bureau says it's gone on tuesday....last week they said monday.

Michael

orbitalbox said...

Hi Micahel. First time visitor. These hiking pictures are fantastic.

I live in LA, but born and raised in Taipei natively. I've been to Taichung City once when I was 8, then zipped by on a fast train this past Xmas... I need to stop by and check out the local scenery the next time to Taiwan.

Bitantri said...

How can anyone be pro-Blue in such a lushly Green environment?

Superb photos. Chapeau!

Taiwan Echo said...

Bitantri:

You didn't know that? Most pan-blue flock together in Taipei and many of them NEVER visit middle/south part of Taiwan in their whole lives. They probably know more about China than about Taiwan.

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