But rather than blog some more about Hong Kong politics today, I'm going to share some images of a place where one can focus on how beautiful nature as well as Hong Kong can be: Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden set up 60 years ago to provide agricultural aid to farmers in need of support to help them lead independent lives, and to provide leisure and educational experiences to the public. Home to many interesting flora and fauna, the facilities higher elevation points, such as 546-meter-high Kwun Yam Shan, also offer up grand views of the surrounding countryside -- and be it in hot or cold weather, I find it hard to resist hiking up there to take in the views (as well as often fresher smelling air)...
Kwun Yam Shan's distinct shape makes it recognizable
even from a significant distance away
A large green lizard on show -- behind glass!
-- at Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden
Now located halfway up a hill, these four ancient looking pillars
The sort of eye-catching flowers that makes a visit to
the over 148 hectare nature facility so visually cool!
Tai Mo Shan, from near the top of Kwun Yam Shan
A view taking in parts of the farm, nearby villages and towns,
and lots of green, mountainous countryside
A stick insect spotted on the way down from Kwun Yam Shan
Lizard spotted in the wild -- or at least not behind glass!
-- at Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden ;b