This is nothing like Not only but also. It is Pete without Dud. What I mean is I hope to do a final New Year’s Eve post before 2014 is signed off. So it is almost farewell to 2014. First the shots from today’s walk. No macro lens but with a tripod this time. Once again it was a walk without a bird photo. I did see a very fine bird indeed – a male White-rumped Shama – but it is not a HK bird. It will either have escaped from a cage or be a temple release so not tickable. Plastic.
The trees though were not escapes. At least not today. The first shot was, I thought until a couple of years ago, a lichen or moss. Then I was told it is an alga, Trentepohlia if I recall correctly. The only Alga I knew before that was a chum of Biggles and Ginger.
I am looking this one up – should not be difficult but perhaps an itinerant botanist might save me the trouble. I am suggesting Sarcandra glabra. If correct this is an important medicinal plant in TCM.If I fail to deliver on my final post then I offer you now as a just in case a heartfelt thank you for your company in 2014 and I wish you health and happiness in 2015.