28 April 2011

Tall Trees


This picture was taken somewhere close to Raththota, during my recent hike to Knuckles Range

26 comments:

clo said...

It's beautiful k..
i love this misty mood...and these giant trees...
free,free...:o)
thanks..:o)

George said...

I really like this picture of the trees and the trail leading through them. This is a beautiful, peaceful scene.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Hi Clo,
Thanks very much for your comments :)

Rain Drops said...

Its like Hunnasgiriya. Oh man, i miss hiking! :( Miss spending the mights on a tent in middle of no where.. I miss the goosebumps undet the mist

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi There, George and I both have missed you. Glad you are back... I always enjoy hearing about your hikes to those gorgeous places. THANKS!!!
Betsy

Diordna said...

Hi KP, I was missing you. Thank you for the beautiful photo. I am learning about shading the tea plantations and perhaps these trees are good candidates.
I will be visiting some trees and caves late summer this year (Kings Canyon) which is home to some of the largest trees in the world.
At the moment I an bed ridden and studying :) after an Snow boarding accident. I usually heal fast!
Thanks again

I may have left many comments as Google kept on tripping, forgive me if so

rainfield61 said...

You are back for your hike again.

Cheers.

Betchai said...

glad to see you back and bringing us this inspiring picture from your hike, so beautiful!

Kirigalpoththa said...

George,
Glad you like the photo. It is an area I have done lot of hiking.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Rain Drops,
This is actually right opposite side of Hunnasgiriya of Knuckles, but climate and vegetation almost the same. Nothing like ‘spending the night in a tent in middle of no where’ :)

Betsy,
I moved to my new house recently, which I was building for the last 1.5 years. So last few weeks I had to do lot of minor work before moving in and didn’t have time to do my normal trips. Anyway now all are back to normal :)

Hi Diordana,
Snow board accident - When did that happen? Wish you a speedy recovery.
Those trees must be redwoods right? Yes, shading the tea plantation is important and there are special types of trees like Gliricidia that fit to this purpose well

Rainfield,
Yes, good to be back on my usual tracks :)

Betchai,
I will surely do more posts from month of May onwards :)

Thanks all for your wonderful comments!

Anjana said...

Nice capture K! looks like it’s a great path for a hike! (with lesser hassle :)

Kirigalpoththa said...

Anjana,
Yes, it is much easier than the hike we did in Lower Ohiya.

Magerata said...

Hi KP I know now why Google tripped, a friend of mine was visiting messed up with my login.
Diordna comment was actually mine.
Magerata

Shifan said...

I like this picture most because it has a cool & peaceful nature.

Frieda said...

They look majestic. Beautiful!

Amila Kanchana said...

Hi Kiri,Nice to see a new post after a long spell, It's so beautiful!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Magerata,
I should have figured it out. :)
Hope you are recovering fast.

Shifan,
Yes, Knuckles is always so peaceful.

Frieda,
Thanks very much.

Amila,
I'll do a better job from May :)

Thanks all for your comments.

Chavie said...

Love the picture, K! :) I hope you're out and exploring these days! :)

Sankara Subramanian C said...

Lovely trail through the green woods.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Chavie,
Thanks, not yet but possibly next week. Right now i'm exploring the neighbourhood of my new house :)

Sankara,
Thanks, I think during your next visit to SL you should come here.

Sharodindu said...

Tall trees are earth's desperate attempts to touch the god... nice capture of the attempts :)

Kirigalpoththa said...

Sharodindu,
Thanks a lot!

Dev Wijewardane said...

nice shot. Looks really misty nad cold.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Dev,
Thanks mate!

Amaris in Wonderland said...

This is the landscape of my dreams...

I had to set it as my desktop background. [Tiled - it's double the awesomeness!] :)

Magnificent capture!!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Hi Amaris,
Great to hear that you like this picture. Yes, the area is one of my favourite too. It never seizes to surprise you whenever you travel through this area. Sometimes this area get covered with mist in a flash like this.
Thanks very much for your comments :)