Tuesday, December 20, 2011

stressless solitude

In one final attempt to counteract all the obesity I've been consuming these past few months, I spent this past weekend hiking for at least 5 hours on Saturday and Sunday. I didn't know that a whole entire mountain range existed in my own backyard until I started hiking, because usually I can only see one big mountain towering over my area. But it turns out that behind that mountain, there's a whole semi-circle of hikable hilltops just ready to be conquered! On the second day, I brought my camera and spent every 5 seconds snapping pictures of everything... seriously, nature always amazes me and reminds me of all the beautiful things God has created! =)

On my journey, I encountered a few flighty butterflies, some gigantic wasps, foggy city scenes that made Hong Kong look like miniature world, little forest clearings that reminded me of the SHIRE and Rivendell (the Lord of the Rings obsession continues...), and large groups of jolly old people all hiking happily with their mountain gear and walking sticks (cute!!!). Seriously, the age demographic I saw on the mountain was mostly 60+. I talked to one old man and he said he's been hiking on this trail for years. I also wanted his mustard yellow cardigan and was tempted to ask him for it. HAHA.

Anyway, enough blabbing... here are some pictures from my little adventure for your viewing pleasure...

... after 4 hours of hiking... I was tired, sweaty, and needed a face-lift, but super excited in the moment! I think if I do this hiking gig more often, a healthy lifestyle might actually be possible.

"And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything."

-William Shakespeare

"Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying."

-Langston Hughes

1 comment:

  1. nice pictures, fat one :) thanks for the awesome reminder to appreciate all the beauty that's around us. and good job on the healthy hiking!


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