Saturday, February 18, 2012
On a cool but sunny Saturday afternoon, Amber worked on her cycling skills, aiming for the day when the training wheels can come off. Today she rode along the Tányǎshén Bicycle Trail 潭雅神綠園道, going from Chóngdé Road 崇德街 to the trail's end in Tánzǐ 潭子 and back again, a distance of around 3 kilometers (1.9 miles) round trip.
My daughter holds up...something, a flower the name of which I haven't a clue. Amber called them "Banana Flowers" as the bottom part of the flower was shaped like a banana. They covered the road in places, and Amber collected a dozen of them to take home and do...well, even she hasn't figured out what to do with them yet.
The Tányǎshén Trail is packed on Sundays, but only a handful of people were out on the road this afternoon.
That stunningly idyllic rural scenery one often encounters on Ilha Formosa, the Beautiful Island.
Amber proudly poses at the Tanzi end of the bike path.
My favorite cyclist passes by her favorite kind of tree, a Banyan 榕樹.
A rather lonely Taoist temple sits in a dusty vacant lot adjacent to the bicycle trail.