The light on blue-gray water
Waves a landing strip
To bless an incoming flight.
Soft ripples spread
Like ribbons of
As morning heads
Note: The photo was taken in Ko Samui, Thailand, on an August morning. It was sublime.
The gray marble
With leisured rich
The carved squares
And the luxuriating
Note: The photo was taken at Wat Pho, The Temple of the Reclining Buddha, in Bangkok, Thailand. The pebbled bits represent a small part of the ‘hair’ of the massive Buddha statue. The textures and contrasts of the surfaces were what caught my eye and so the angle of the photo is deliberately ambiguous.
Next in line
Ere the last leg
And loved ones
Layered cakes of history
Over turquoise water
Topped with jungle hats
And splurged with hidden wonders
Under every gentle splash
And kayak paddle pat.
Info and so on: Ang Thong National Marine Park is a fabulous archipelago of 42 islands in the Gulf of Thailand. It features amazing limestone mountains, jungles, sandy beaches, waterfalls, and hidden sacred lakes. About an hour fast-boat ride from Koh Samui, it is a protected area of about 100 square kilometers of land and sea and is home to an abundance of exotic wildlife and sea creatures (snorkeling is something you’d really wanna do!). Kayaking, diving, and hiking some of the rocky mountains make for a fabulous time. The Blue Lagoon (AKA Emerald Lake) is absolutely mandatory to climb to!) . Usually a day-trip boat charter from Koh Samui or one of the neighboring islands, there are also some rustic bungalows and tents available for overnight stay. Our family did the day trip from Koh Samui last summer, and it was fantastic!
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To the lock
At the end of
But the adversity
Of its birth.
For the Tuesday Photo Challenge: Lock
May there be a home
Inside this house,
Where the strength
As basis for the rapid
It does not matter
Where you are:
Old or new,
Or bamboo, too.
There is play here
To be had
If you wish to …
And you do.
As the storm rolled in
And rain took hold,
Note: The above photos were taken within minutes of each other last August in Thailand, as I took an afternoon walk on the beach and a fast-moving tropical storm sped in and essentially cloaked the mountains.
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