January 3rd 2016 – HAPPY NEW YEAR (Chiang Mai)

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Slowly back to running – hoping to keep it up into the new year!

 

What a fabulous location for lunch

What a fabulous location for lunch

 

Pepper corns - did you know they grew like this?

Pepper corns – did you know they grew like this?

 

More building work starting in our street so another blessing

More building work starting in our street so another blessing

 

How cute is this little critter? But oh so verbal!

How cute is this little critter? But oh so verbal!

 

This add caught me eye

This add caught me eye

 

New Year at Boys Blues Bar

New Year at Boys Blues Bar

 

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Celebrations with friends – even Ron gets a look in!!

 

Narawat Bridge

Narawat Bridge

 

Very quiet on the streets of Chaing Mai once the new year had been welcomed in

Very quiet on the streets of Chaing Mai once the new year had been welcomed in

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Interesting reading on the 'Butter Is Better' restaurant tabletop

Interesting reading on the ‘Butter Is Better’ restaurant tabletop

 

The beauty of the dry season

The beauty of the dry season

 

Inspiration is everywhere!

Inspiration is everywhere!

 

Weird and wonderful seed pods

Weird and wonderful seed pods

 

The ants are on the march

The ants are on the march

 

The terrapin is not!

The terrapin is not!

 

So that's clear then? No snogging, playing of electric guitars or spaying champagne in the temple!

So that’s clear then! No snogging, playing of electric guitars or spaying champagne in the temple!

 

Another sign of the dry season - this is a stream!

Another sign of the dry season – this is a stream!

 

A little sun and a little shade - perfect!

A little sun and a little shade – perfect!

 

Unexpected colour in the forest

Unexpected colour in the forest

 

These leaves look painted!

These leaves look painted!

 

Almost too perfect to be real!

Almost too perfect to be real!

 

Well water to drink if you're brave enough

Well water to drink if you’re brave enough

 

A stairway to draw you into quiet contemplation

A stairway to draw you into quiet contemplation

 

An unusual offering - a few fags and a box of matches!

An unusual offering – a few fags and a box of matches!

 

A wood paved walkway - I love this!

A wood paved walkway – I love this!

 

This is probably the cutest offering I've seen

This is probably the cutest offering I’ve seen

 

Its wings open to the sun

Its wings open to the sun

 

Another beauty

Another beauty

 

And another!

And another!

 

White rabbits, white rabbits, white rabbits

White rabbits, white rabbits, white rabbits

 

The 3 wise Buddhas

The 3 wise Buddhas

 

So striking

So striking

 

That's one big spider!

That’s one big spider!

 

What amazing levitational powers

What amazing levitation powers

 

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Many thanks to Rod and Daphne for a wonderful afternoon

 

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We even managed a swim!

 

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And only very healthy food

 

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That’s if you don’t count Christine’s choccie mousse 🙂

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