Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Hills Are Alive....

Walking up the hill behind BPU2 to get to Namsan Park I first come across this little shrine, tucked between two horizontal trails across the hill. Around it you can see the kind of springing that is going on.

Those once ochre and dull-green hills have asploded with color - in fact much of the cherry-blossom color has already fallen off of the trees. As you walk through, the wind brings down gusts of blossoms, like velvet flakes of snow.

Finally, a close-up of the 무궁화 bushes reveals that they are finally starting to come back from their savage pruning. Good, since I think it will mean a second efflorescence on the hill.

I'm all for it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow! Almost rivals that explosion of wildflowers we saw in the Sunol Wilderness today. Hiked out to the backpack camps, then looped back through Little Yosemite - though we couldn't figure how it came to be called that. Gorgeous!