Lazy Days……………..Hazy Daze

The leisurely and extremely lazy days that I have been spending in Khanom are drawing to an end; next week I will be leaving here with Yada and her family to drive her car to Sakon Nakhon in the north east of Thailand………..we will then make a trip of 5 or 6 days into Laos before I return to Bangkok on 16th April for my return flight to Heathrow the following day ……………

I have spent many days swimming and lazing around the pool of the Rachakiri hotel: I usually take fruit there for lunch, that Yada kindly supplies me with………..above, one of the beautiful and very sweet pineapples that she bought for me, and below an even sweeter water melon………..one of the additional pleasures is having the time to prepare the fruit that you are about to enjoy; though it must be said that I exhausted all my artistic flair on the pineapple, so my preparation and subsequent consumption of the watermelon was a far more rudimentary affair…………

 

Above, a lovely small temple that is near my hotel………..and below, it’s crematorium……

 

The lovely pool and sun terrace are never busy, but today I had the whole place to myself…………..well, almost…………see below

This little fellow makes an appearance everyday, climbing up to the terrace from the rocks below……………..today, however, we had a much larger intruder as you can see below

………..at least 4 foot long, I knew he had caught me off guard when I realised that I was standing on my sun-bed……………..with the left side of my brain telling me that they only eat insects and the right side of my brain asking me why then does he appear to have about two hundred teeth !!

………..this little fellow didn’t hang around either, he was straight over the edge of the terrace…………………

My good buddy Nick posted this photo of a tee-shirt on his Facebook timeline, and I’m sure that he won’t mind me sharing it with my blog audience…………as I said to Nick at the  time, much as I love it, I would never have the courage to wear it……………..based on the sweeping generalisation that most football fans, unlike rugby fans, do not have a sense of humour, when it comes to their sacred sport

 

Above and below…………………you know that you have reached chill factor ten, when you lie on your sun-bed and, not content with gazing at cloud formations, you start photographing them

He turns Imagine up loud…………he knows that face in the cloud    (^∆^)

oh, and you get quite excited when you find a frangipani tree with pink blossoms (most of them are white – see below)

and, above and below……you know you have too much time on your hands when you start playing with the settings on your compact camera, trying to create depth of field bokeh, just to see if you can achieve it with a compact…………….you can (*∆^)

 

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