|Posted on October 20, 2013 at 7:20 AM|
All over Jirisan, autumn is a splendid place to be for casual hikers, serious trekkers, and nature watchers. Trekking in Hwagae Valley in the early morning hours, one can experience fine mist softly caressing the face and skin. It is a time when the surrounding mountainsides and valleys come alive with vivid colors that soothe the senses.
Here are a few mid- autumn pictures that I took while trekking around Hwagae Valley.
A morning picture of a traditional Korean pavilion perched above semi-wild camellia sinensis bushes growing among boulders with fog descending from above.
In this picture taken in the afternoon, butterflies were attracted by the highly fragrant perfume of Anise Hyssop commonly known as licorice mint with cropped camellia sinensis shrubs in the background.
A light dusting of autumn leaves greet neatly pruned nokcha bushes to welcome them to the fall season.