Sunday, March 21, 2010

The first exit

We should already have enough at Wonderland, let's stretch our muscles for the next move.

"1,2,3,4. 2,2,3,4. 3,2,3,4. 4,2,3,4, and a long, deep breath."

It is a warm morning; Rain came, and rain was gone. This is a quiet morning; monkeys and birds seem to be lazy to spy on us, or they are spying on us silently, with their eyes half closed.

This is the place where I had a close encounter with an orange-headed thrush. It is my lifer. I have seen flying critters hopping very close to me for a few times, and these always happened all in a sudden.

They may be waiting just around the corner of your eye. Can you sense them?

We are now at the first exit to the main hiking trail: the tar road. I don’t think we need to make a left turn to this easy and plain track; I have more to share with you in the jungle. Alright?

"Hi friends, why are you peeping at the bench?"

"Okay, I get it. Just go ahead."


Anonymous said...

The trail looks a bit rougher, or is it too early in the morning for me? Anyway, it should be another wonderful adventure..let's go!

Diane AZ said...

Even though those green vines look like snakes, I still want to see more of the jungle.

The Retired One said...

That jungle of tangled vines looks so intriguing...I would be scared but would still want to go "discovering" with my camera!

wenn said...

interesting discovery!

VanillaSeven said...

Must be quite tough there

George said...

I'm glad we didn't take the easier path, and I don't think I need to rest at the bench. You are a wonderful guide and I'm eager to see more.

AVCr8teur said...

Jungle creatures like to make a sudden appearance when you least expect them. Maybe they are testing your reflexes.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Your jungle wonderland has me wanting to go explore more and more everyday. Even though it would be easy to get lost in there, I would love the chance to try :)

Ratty said...

I like this trail. This is what some of my favorite trails, the ones where nobody else goes, look like in the summer.

Cheryl said...

I am ready to go exploring, just give me a minute to catch up with you!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Do not go to the exit..keep on hiking cos I'm really enoying this part of your hike...:)

Bengbeng said...

and i love the spiritual aura in the first two pics.. i think it is the coloring

Misalyn said...

The tangled vines looks scary for me. I remember an old story of my grandmother about a huge tree. It looks scary yet so intruiging and dramatic.

Okay..let's go! anyway, I am not discovering the trail with you ;)

Loshini said...

i like the 2nd picture. i am enjoying the trek very much. thanks for having us along, rainfield :)

rainfield61 said...

The journey will be rougher and steeper, I'll always give you my hands.

Diane/The Retired One/Misalyn:
Those green vines really look like snakes, once I get used to them, that's no problem.

There are many more interesting discoveries, let's go together.

It looks tough, it is not so after some practices.

And you have made the right choice to follow me all the way.

I would rather say they are testing our consensus.

Poetic Shutterbug:
Hahaha... I am getting to be more influential.


As a daily adventurer, you must like this trail. What if we will travel together in one day...

Seems like there is no problem for you to catch up with me.
You are strong.

Oh sure. I'll continue.

I have taken many pictures; they are all my favourites and my babies.

Do all these pictures make you home sick?

Ana Goncalves said...

Looks like an enticing path, with a lot waiting to be unveiled.

Keep enjoying. :)

fufu said...

kinda deep... i mean your last picture... the way you capture the picture... it tried to tell me another story

CH said...

Haha!! I know the place!!

Sharkbytes said...

That all looks very magical... needs a story with weird animals and characters... o wait... you already have all that!

Sharkbytes said...

I can't seem to comment on your next post... when I click to comment I get an error page. Weird.

SquirrelQueen said...

What an interesting path you have chosen, filled with many possibilities.