As regular visitors to this blog know, it contains no small amount of photos I took while out hiking in Hong Kong (with my blogging routine tending to include weekly hiking photo-essays (like this one) as well as my also being prone to offer up exultant post hike entries on Sunday evenings (see an example here)). But, in truth, the Hong Kong hike photos on view on this blog are but a mere drop in the ocean in terms of the number of photos taken while out hiking that I have in my ever-growing photo archive.
And it is to this now considerable hike photos collection that I find myself frequently turning to when faced with the challenge of combining the often majorly disparate themes chosen for Sandi's and Gattina's Photo Hunts!
This week, a photograph with a purple Morning Glory flower and green leaves on which rain drops had fallen caught my eye -- as did an image of something fluffy -- or, at least previously was so until it got thoroughly drenched! -- amidst similarly raindrop-covered leaves. Still, it was to another day's worth of hiking photos that I turned to for a snap of something really fluffy.
I have to admit I'm not quite sure what it is that I captured in that last photo though. Are there flowers which first look fluffy before becoming less so in the manner of birds that are fluffy at the baby stage but less so when they become adults? Because that's what that photo looks like it has captured to me -- i.e., something that's popped out of a pod but has yet to reached actual flowering stage! ;O