Weekly Photo Challenge: Door ( at Luk Keng, Hong Kong)

In my hiking, sometimes, I walked through the village of Luk Keng, before heading uphill.

Many a time, I passed by this ancestral hall which is beautifully adorned, with writings on all three sides of the door.CIMG5691

As for the Jie O one which I showed in another post, the doors have door guards, this time gold ain color.

And below the door guards, are a couple of lion door handles.

Green is the Color

Spring has just arrived.

It is the best time for hiking in the hills of North East New Territories of Hong Kong when the leaves are green and tender.CIMG1330

Here are some photos taken during our recent hike into the hills of Luk Keng.CIMG1331

Everywhere is filled with new life.CIMG1332

The leaves are light green, thin and tender. Light just shine through them.CIMG1328

It is the best time for taking pictures of the green hillside when everything seem so fresh.CIMG2464

Green seems to be the only color, a color that is so pleasing to the eyes.CIMG2465

Hope Summer will not arrive too soon; by which time the leaves will be changed to a darker shade.

Wish this light green will last forever!


Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflection

This week’s photo challenge is Reflection.

Woke up early in the morning and drove north to the place I like dearly – Luk Keng in the north eastern corner of the New Territories, Hong Kong.

I know some birds will be out there waiting for me.

Got out of the car and meeting me was a lone little egret in the shallow water.

The sun has just come up; we were in the golden hour. The tide was out and the reflection of the nearby hills was in the water. This little white egret just stood there motionless as if it was just a decoy. Its reflection was in the water.CIMG3671

It looks as if it was in a deep reflection. . . . . . . . . . . or was it I that was in a deep reflection? I don’t know.

Then the words of Alan Cohen came to me – Everyone and everything that shows up in our life is a reflection of something that is happening inside of us.
It was good that we were in the golden hour. Last Winter, when we were there, we weren’t that lucky.
It was dark, but the birds were also there.CIMG3687
Two white little egrets stood near with their white reflections in the water, and, very far away, there was  a line of egrets standing near to the shore. They look so tiny that many people would not have noticed.
These egrets just sent me into reflections.