Here are just a few of the photos I took in Thailand a few months ago. June is not the best time to go because the weather can be a bit uncertain but we certainly didn’t expect so few tourists to be there. On a couple of occasions we were the only people in the hotel!
We had some very stormy weather:
which did result in some quite dramatic sunsets:
pictures from nature:
If you look at about 11 o’clock from the top of the trunk you will see the little owl that was looking down at me
a pink lotus bud with a small green cricket-like creature
full blown flower
a white one
raindrops on lotus leaves
flamboyant tree flowers scattered on the ground
fruit comes in all shapes and sizes; the hairy ones are rambutans. We were later to discover, when we got to Bali, that the word “rambut” in Indonesian also means barber. The knobbly fruit are custard apples which have a very short season.Inside they are white and fluffy with a single black seed in each segment. They are quite delicious.
a natural still life
patterns in the sand made by the outgoing tide
a temple in the building. In former times temples were constructed of wood but now they are made of cast concrete. The whole building has been painted with this red undercoat. When it’s finished it will be painted in bright colours with lots of gold everywhere.
detail of some of the mouldings
a local cat takes advantage of a shady spot between the feet of one the huge statues guarding the entrance to the temple
and finally – children at the nearby temple school have decorated the bare concrete walls with the environmentally friendly message “love the earth”