Author Archives: Mike

About Mike

A recently retired "Baby Boomer" , looking forward to having more time for my photography and travel.

The COVID playlist

Peggy Lee never heard of social distancing : When you put your arms around me I get a fever that’s so hard to bear You give me fever (you give me fever) when you kiss me Fever when you hold me … Continue reading

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At our local wat

Just a couple of phone photos from my morning walk out to a local forest wat, where they have a large number of adenium (aka Desert Rose) and other plants potted around a large chedi.

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Sai Sin, the lucky white string

In Thailand you often see a white cord tied around a person’s wrist, or tied to a new building, or a new car ! This is a form of blessing, wishing for good fortune in the future. The other night … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Wishing everybody a Happy New Year for 2020, ….or for those in Thailand “Sawadee Pii Mai 2563” / สวัสดีปีใหม่. (Thailand has it’s own B.E. or Buddhist Era calendar, several hundred years ahead of most of the world) A short video … Continue reading

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Our rental house has no garden, just a concrete slab upon which I have a few potted plants to break up the greyness. The nearest thing to a real garden is the narrow piece of dirt  between our front wall … Continue reading

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Rather him than me ….

This is the old, traditional method of growing the young rice densely in a nursery paddy, which can be kept well watered, then transplanting them out into the main paddies when the rains arrive. Continue reading

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