Monday, May 29, 2017

Energetic riding by the shore 騎行山水間

With organic vegetable from friend's garden and Dutch cheese from bike ride, I enjoyed the light and healthy meal after a 35km ride along the stunning coastal route with our energetic team.
這日與單車隊友從沙田騎行至西貢市中心, 途經馬鞍山,烏溪沙, 沿西沙公路左轉蠔涌及輋下村灘頭, 兩日前我在不同潮汐漲退時間探路, 以下圖片可見不同景致比較, 個人建議來回程也去灘頭一遊, 可看到 不一樣的潮汐美景.
Last Saturday a team of 6 started the ride from Shatin to Sai Kung. 
First stop at  Wu Kai Sha pier 
We rode along Ma On Shan bike route to Sai Sha leisurely.

Soon we arrived at the beautiful shore of Nai Chung
到達泥涌海邊, 雖已入夏, 涼風習習, 爽 !

A day before the riding I was here in Nai Chung.
Different times of tide up and down, views are different. 
The above at noon with clear stone steps and the sandbar.
同一泥涌景點, 潮退與潮漲的不一樣景致.
In the clear day we can see Pat Sin Leng in the further.
The same pier of different tides down in Nai Chung with rough rocks formation. 
 After the pier we forwarded along the path
Headed forward after a few minutes, turned left to Che Ha village to the sea shore 
Along the path soon be there......
Undulating mountains and clear water. 
來到輋下村經林中小路盡頭便見海邊, 又是不同潮汐的景致.
Beautiful sandbar while tides down 
Behind is Saddle Ridge

we're here.......a stop for shots then go ahead.....
 歇一歇, 在此打卡, 騎遊山水間.

Riding along Sai Sha Road is not that hard.  Only a while of steep up and down. 
西沙來回西貢市中心祗有很小段暗斜, 上下也不難騎 . 
注意: 星期日及公衆假期西沙至西貢道路禁止單車騎行

We arrived Sai Kung town centre at noon 
經過西貢海濱公園來到市中心 再穿過對面海小村, 繞過西貢水警署折返.
這程從大學站去西貢市中心來回35公里, 很一輕鬆的一轉.

Parked the bikes in this restaurant for a delicate lunch with wine taste then a short ride in the market where we've free taste of assorted Dutch cheese.  I found the herbal cheese delicious and bought home for my light dinner.
我們就在這餐廳享用精緻午餐, 試一點紅酒後在一荷蘭芝士專門店品嚐不同味道芝士, 買下一款香濃香草味的回家, 即晚做了一份清簡芝士飯餐.

Almost every week I like to do hiking and biking.  With my teams we can explore new routes and get fit !
To make the simple and healthy meal is easy. I like to do with electric rice cooker.
Half cup of rice, a tomato, tumeric powder, garlic pepper, dried thyme, basil,  salt and egg  After cooked I slice the egg, little olive oil,  sunflower seeds and dried cherries as well slice of cheese.   That's my simple and healthy meal after a 35km ride.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

DIY natural printed backpack 植物印染背包

I have a very good colleague who likes playing ping pong.  She knows I am doing natural prints and asked if I can make her a backpack carrying racket and small stuff.  I promised long ago but just figured out how to make one to my best skill.  I took out a few sample swatches printed a year ago for my tutorial sample shots.  Those wool flannel prints are fine to make the backpack which looks firm. This is the finished gift I made.

The main part of the backpack is of cats.  I called it the "cat whispers".  I intended to make them close but can't express well and only made the silhouette.
 I cut the cat shapes on the leaves with iron mordant.
Composition mainly of casaurina and a few silver dollar euc for the red hearts.
The other piece I also laid the leaves with cat silhouette. Prints are not that good for the formerly planned table runner.  Thus it's sewed for the backpack.

Flap prints with Lagerstroemia indica and casaurina.  Enclosed with magnet.
With all parts formed together, thought they're fine and almost saved every single piece of the swatches.

The back prints mainly of euc and rose leaves with yellow little onion skins. Swatch prints making are available in my ETSY, my first pdf tutorial.  As prints on wool flannel take up  bold and strong.  It doesn't need pre-mordant. That's the simple and easy way to do animal protein fabrics.

  1. Inside  pocket is another piece of wool flannel little prints then dipped in indigo.  Opening with punched eyes for the draw string and handle sewed with stuffed fabric scraps  as well the flap with magnet close.

The backpack will be on my way to Toronto in the hands of my good colleague in Sept.  Wish she would like it.

Friday, May 19, 2017

New prints from bike ride 單車騎行之創作

Leisure, sports and creation all make my days fabulous. This botanical imprints on the silk scarf just done after the ride with bike team this week.
 I must thank for the guys who're so kind to explore biking routes and their patience waiting for my windfalls picking.
能夠把興趣、運動及創作混為一體是最好不過的活動,很多時要感謝的是我的單車隊友,他們發掘新路線,我尢其喜歡鄉間小路、魚塘花徑。這日騎行至皇崗口岸香港邊介,途經河邊撿拾葉子花托,回家馬上製作實驗,很有效果的植物印。多得隊友們耐心等候我拾葉影相,能夠與我同行創新路 - 我愛單車騎行!
That day we went to the Hong Kong / China boundary for a closer look of the China zone. 


It's such a leisure ride in the bush

The northern part of Hong Kong is vast with greenery lush and water. Ponds with lilly and wetland with assorted plants.

Just passed by a river I saw this kind of flowers and found lots of the receptacles on the ground.
Curiosity brought me home to do the experiments
Back home with handful leaves and own coreopsis I immediately done the boiling prints.

After an hour boiling the imprints of leaves done on the silk scarf with resist prints from mulberry leaf.
I know the receptacle may not have color so I inserted the coreopsis in the centre of  receptacle.  It works.  From the image above you will see the "Before & After". Orange from the dried eucalyptus, green from the plant picked on bike ride.
A day out of bike ride made me a happy day of the new species experiment.

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