fruit offerings in Bali
strange fruit found in Thailand
“custard pie” fruit found in Thailand
fruit sellers in Hanoi
fresh orange juice sellers in India
mango and sticky rice as prepared at cookery school in Cambodia
sharing with Ailsa
ducks are sent out to play for the day in the ricefields in Bali
terraced ricefields in Bali
a clove tree, Bali
lotus fields in Cambodia
the seed heads are harvested and brought into town to be sold
this lake of pink water lilies in north eastern Thailand is not only a tourist attraction (people come from miles around to see them) but the plants provide floral offerings for the temple as well as the roots and stems for eating.
Sharing with Sunday Stills
Like Ailsa, I’m completely graceless so there won’t be any photos of me here. Fortunately we’ve seen plenty of graceful people and things on our travels. Bali was the most graceful – the people, their temple offerings, their temples …
How do Balinese women look so graceful carrying things on their heads?
Did you find something graceful to share this week?
It would appear that, unlike Ailsa, I’ve accumulated a fair few photos of numbers during my travels:
some numbers in Bali:
and the Ankeruhr clock in Vienna:
when this clock strikes 12 at midday all the 12 figures process across the face of the clock
Terrific Tuesday Trials is a new photography challenge blog I’ve just discovered.
traditional Balinese dancer’s headdress
but of all the places I’ve visted, I think I’ve been most bedazzled in Thailand and, especially, in Bangkok’s Grand Palace. There’s colour and gold wherever you look.
ducks in Ubud, Bali
between heaven and earth, Bali
the space in between the gateposts at temple entrances
A Balinese funeral procession – caught in the in-between, not quite yet in the afterlife.
Visitors (including foreigners) are welcome to attend funerals. Indeed,in Ubud (and probably elsewhere), notices of forthcoming funerals are published to encourage maximum attendance.
Daily Post – between
Most of my “yellow” photos seem to be of flowers so it was a challenge to find some yellow photos that weren’t of flowers and yet I still had to include at least one of those.
arch of yellow orchids in Singpore’s botanical gardens
gilding shop, Singapore
do these sun conurs, photographed in Singapore’s bird park, count as yellow or orange?
bananas, temple offerings, Singapore
yellow lichen in Luxembourg
yellow shrine in Denpasar market, Bali
Klung-Kung temple gate, Bali
Visit Where’s my backpack to see more ‘yellow’ inspired photos
The Weekly photo challenge has hosted a “Big” photo challenge in the past, but for this week’s challenge, they want us to consider not just the size of something, but also that special element: the “wow factor” of a scene or subject that makes a picture so stunning. That magical quality we’re always out looking for and so excited to capture with our cameras.
fields of lotus flowers in Cambodia
some of the residents of the floating village of Tonle Sap in Cambodia
the white temple at Chiang Rai, Thailand
the lake of pink water lilies in north eastern Thailand
rice terraces in Bali
temple decorations in Bali
decorations for the children’s festival in Bali
What ‘wowed’ you? people? architecture? a weird and wonderful plant? a painting? a landscape?
Ailsa was feeling a little delicate this week so she chose the word ‘delicate’ for her travel theme.
a leaf dragon sea horse photographed in Singapore’s aquarium
traditional Balinese head dress
delicate Balinese floral offerings
Ailsa’s challenge this week was BEACHES
My favourite beach
different views of the beach at Lynmouth, UK
view of distant Porlock bay, UK
Some beaches further afield
evening on the beach at Seminyak, Bali
a vendor of kites on the beach in Bali
a Balinese fishing boat
boats on the beach at Amed, Bali
children’s festival on the beach in Bali