Apart from the sea of clouds on HuaShan ( Shan means mountain), there were lots of beautiful scenery which I will share in due course.
As a fellow blogger has just advised / reminded me, this photo is downsized from the original of around 6Mb to the present of 1.25 Mb.
The reason for the downsizing is to prevent my high resolution pictures to be “stolen” by others.
Whereas all my pictures in the previous posts were of original size, from now on, my pictures will be downsized.
This is not a red herring – as an example, my recent photo of African Flowers taken in a local flower market was lifted to a web site selling merchandise without any notification or approval. This has happened to my other pictures as well.
This is not something I want to do; downsizing require another procedure which is effort and time consuming.
Like the removal of the Reblog button, I have no options but have to do it to avoid people taking advantage.
Unfortunately, we are no longer living in a world of trust and sincerity. . . . . . . . . . . . .
I needed several days of rest for my legs to recover after hiking the steepest mountain HuaShan in China.
The main problem was having to ascend or descend continuously for many hours the steep and narrow tread width steps in the mountain.
This girl in the photo was trying to show us how easy it is climb the steep steps.
I must admit climbing the steps is much easier for this little girl in view of her smaller weight, vitality, cheerfulness and the small feet she has for negotiating the steps.
Carry on, little girl, you have shown us a good example of climbing up . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Woke up this morning, I was wondering whether I should be making my morning hike as there were some thunder storms during the night.
The treks will be soggy and maybe even slippery.
We have the wettest April in 60 years and I have not been able to hike for worrying that the paths are too slippery.
The sun has come out and I decided to take a chance.
A little red crab was blocking my way. I was quite puzzled as I have never seen them before at this hillside location.
Then continuing on, deeper into the forest was this tree which still has some red maple leaves at this time of the year.
Then I stumbled on some fungi or mushrooms on a tree stump. I know some of them are poisonous.
It looks rather abstract, with some fungi attaching to it.
I was thinking of the theme for this week’s Photo Challenge – Abstract – does it look abstract.
I wish I had taken a proper camera with me.
Anyway, please enjoy the pictures – as much as I have enjoyed my early morning walk.
This week, we are asked to submit images on the subject of Half Light.
We are to submit them relating to a poem, lyrics of a song, story, etc.
I already have a draft prepared, but my hike this afternoon has made me changed my mind when I walked through the dark part of a valley and took this image with a smart phone.
The image reminds me of the verses in Psalms 23.4 as follows.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou [art] with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
Yes, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me.