If not for those detours, the route taken would have been one that I'd gone on a few times previously. But, truly, they help add some spice as well as variety to my hikes -- and ditto re the different flora and fauna spotted along the way at different times of the year! ;b
A shy Punchinello butterfly spotted nestling
amidst some green leaves
The fire lookout and the view to its northeast
This scenic green view to the north of Tai Lam Country Park
is one that could not be had on a less clear day!
Another pretty butterfly spotted along the hike
The coloring tells me it's a moth I see while all I can think
of its shape is that it looks so cool!
They may look like bits of shit to some but
methinks they're a kind of caterpillar (or cocoon at least)!
unnamed 474 meter high hill near Shek Lung Kung
this green grasshopper perched atop a green railing
was something that made my day! :b