is one of my favourite bloom in Taiwan. It
not colorful like the rhododendrens or other
flowers that from time to time splash out
shades of the rainbow from the roadside or
is the flowering tops of the tall wild grass
very similar to the Pampas grass. They seem to
the onset of autumn when fields and clumps of
tops move and wave in sinuous unison with
breeze over them.
love for Mangchow started 20 over long years ago
I even set foot in Taiwan. There was this
" A Touch of Zen" by Director King Hu who can be
in the same breath as Akira Kurosawa and
Kubrik. That is one of the greatest and most
martial arts movie.
was this scene there of a haunted house heavily
by flowering Mangchow that I enjoyed. I
that scene even more after I heard KingHu
his financial backers to distraction by waiting
months for the blooms to be sufficiently matured to
the scenes there.
was told by a Taiwanese friend that Mangchow
a melancholic beauty being an autumn bloom
on themes of exile and separation between
watched and waited 3 weeks for these series of
shots are not even titles as the photo number
show that I uploaded entire sequences as I did
have the heart to drop any of them.
18th Sept (yes, photo date is one day earlier and
Gates refused to allow me to change settings on
camera)when coming down from Lung Yen, we caught
of the mangchow growing along side of this
problem was the mangchow was on the other side of
river. While I and Tink were more than ready to
down the bank, Joy made all kinds of
excuses such as the bank was too steep
other noises. So the photos had to be taken with
mangchow in the distance.
starting with P9170169 had Joy to the back of
taking Her Grace as she prepared to land on me.
starting with P9170169 is most interesting.
line snagged and you can see it getting
She powered on and pulled the line from my reel
make her way to me. It is so important that the
must be smooth without splicing knots which would
caught in snags.
next sequence showed her flying high up before
and hovering in a 180 degree turn landing on
days later, we came across another beautiful clump
mangchow without a river and steep bank to clamber
to. The shots taken here illustrate the size of
are welcome to
may be a good idea to use 'view slideshow' to see
sequence, or even to run 'view slideshow' on one
while you do other stuff. This is as after
slideshow' and you want to look at the photos
the paging to next photo is very much
- lackey to all below
- wife, Tinkerbell - CAG & surrogate daughter
the Bimbo - beautiful sweet silly cat
- ferret which loves parrot pellets
and Zor are with other loving families now
will remember them for the happy times they gave me
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