Ever changing. Timeless.
Squid fishermen return from a night's netting.
April 13, 2011, Hua Hin, Thailand. First light over the Gulf of Siam.
The sun approaches the horizon.
The sun rising over the Gulf of Siam.
The first morning rays reflect off the sea.
A beautiful day ahead.
Good Morning Hua Hin!
The day has begun.
No two sunrises are the same. This was the following day.
Yet another morning's sunrise.
Yes, of course, I found new flowers to photograph over the week-end.
We played golf at the Black Hills Golf & Resort. It was very nicely landscaped with a variety flowering plants.
All the flower beds were in full bloom.
I have lived 25 years in the Tropics and there has always been Frangipani. Sweet smelling and symetrical beauty.
It is not only the Frangipani flower that is interesting. The plant morphs out it leaves.
Break open a Frangipani leaf and a sticky white milk oozes out.
The Frangipani flower unfurls.
The unfurling reveals the flower.
The Hibiscus flower also unfurls, but not in symetrical way.
Of course Thailand is famous for its Orchids, which grow outside everywhere. This orchid beetle has adapted very well to his environment.
While my wife was playing golf at the Fabulous Black Hills PGA Golf Course, I explored the small back roads in the hills above Hua Hin.
It is the time of the annual Water Festival, Songkran, in Thailand and a wonderful pilgrimage temple had decorations in abundance.
The temple had giant dragons protecting the entry . . . .
. . . with a long Dragon-Snake tails.
These pilgrim temples are full of large Buddha statues in the landscape.
The Wat had a strong Chinese influence: all the zodiacal animal symbols were represented.
To honor the spirit of revered and venerable monks, pilgrims affix gold leaf to the statues.
It was a living Wat with many monks in residence.
Response: test permis de conduireLooking at your lovely sunrise/sunset shots have a deeply calming effect... It's also interesting to discover the culture and traditions of Thailand.