Friday, July 27, 2012

Unusual Place For This Friday...!

Since Friday is the day I try and choose a good spot for us to check out, I picked a good one today.

The world is so full of wonderful and beautiful places that most of us will never get to visit. Thank goodness for web sites like Listverse that make it possible for us to at least take a virtual trip to them!

Sanqingshan
China



Sanqingshan has been considered a sacred place. Used by Taoists for meditation, and believed to lead to immortality it’s easy to see why. Sanqingshan is shrouded in mists for 200 days of the year. The mist gives an otherworldly quality to the mountain, along with thousands of streams that pour into pools, granite formations that resemble silhouettes of humans and animals, and strangely shaped pine trees. The pools and vegetation create unique environments that lure many exotic and rare birds and animals to make their home there. Sanqingshan is home to about 2,500 plant species. This is one of the only places to find the plants that are used in making traditional Chinese medicines.

It really is breathtaking, isn't it? I can only imagine the sounds coming through the mists early in the morning!

Coffee on the patio this morning! How about some fresh sliced apples and cheese wedges on the side?

16 comments:

Catman said...

Absolutely stunning. Thanks for sharing.

Felinae said...

Breathtakingly beautiful.
Thanks Uncle Hermit, Coffee on the patio sounds like a good idea. :)

Have a wonderful day,
Hugs~Felinae~

HermitJim said...

Hey Catman...
I sure would like to spend some time there!

Thanks for coming by this morning!


Hey Felinae...
Good to see you again! It does look like a peaceful place, doesn't it?

I sure am glad you could come by today!

Gorges Smythe said...

Beautiful!

HermitJim said...

Hey Gorges...
Very easy on the eyes and soothing for the soul!

Thanks for coming over today!

Phyllis (N/W Jersey) said...

Ah, another one of your gems that I just had to look up! The pictures are beautiful.
Today is a two cupper - safe a spot on the swing for me!

Momlady said...

Thank you for the beauty.

Sixbears said...

Fasinating and beautiful planet we live on.

Anonymous said...

That does look like a great place to visit alright. I hope its in a secluded place, far from traffic corridors. Be a shame to see that and hear blaring horns nearby.

linda m said...

I would love to be able to visit a place as breathtakingly beautiful as that. Also I think I could use a good meditation about now. It always amazes me that our Earth has such incredibly beauty amongst the ugliness. Thanks for sharing .Coffee and apple slices sound good.

Dizzy-Dick said...

Sure would be nice to take a walk through there and just relax.

JOJO said...

Majestic, Beautiful and Magical I would love to see that.

Your patio sounds great it is raining here again.

HermitJim said...

Hey Phyllis...
You just never know what might show up at the Hermit's house!

Sure am glad you could come by today!


Hey Momlady...
You are more than welcome, lady!

Thank you for your visit today!


Hey Sixbears...
It is that, my friend, without a doubt!

Many thanks for coming over this morning!


Hey Anon 7:13...
Well, since it's in China and in the mountains, I suspect it is hard to get to.

Probably most of the traffic there is on foot or mule!

Thanks so much for the visit!


Hey Linda...
I'm thinking that some of the beauty around us is there all the time, if we only take the time to stop and smell the roses...ya know?

Meditation can sure be a good thing, in my opinion!

Thanks for the visit this morning!


Hey Dizzy...
It would probably be good for ya as well!

If nothing else, it could calm the mind!

Thanks, buddy, for dropping by today!


Hey JoJo...
Places of beauty can be found all over the world, but only a few seem to have the same quality as this!

I hope the rain is a gentle one and doesn't slow you down much on your moving!

Thanks, sweetie, for coming by today!

Craig Cavanaugh said...

Breathtaking don't begin to describe it.

HermitJim said...

Hey Craig...
Like the sunrise on the water, the beauty is hard to describe!

Thanks, buddy, for coming by today!

Mattvvms said...

Hey Gorges... Very easy on the eyes and soothing for the soul! Thanks for coming over today!