Monday, 19 February 2018

Birds and Lilies

The bird life at the Red Lotus Sea was rich and diverse.  I saw more birds in one hour there than I have in the last year in Vientiane.  This (egret? heron? ) was very regal.

Friday, 16 February 2018

Happy Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year. Welcome to the year of the dog. 

A highlight of the year at VIS is the visit from the playful Chinese dragons.  Today they came and performed and entertained the students.

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Lotus Leaf but no Flowers

Red lotus sea, had plenty of water lilies, but a shortage of lotus flowers.  However there were some clumps of lotus, with huge leaves.  Loved this one with a small puddle of water in its centre.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Sunrise for Water Lilies

Call me Claude Monet. Water lilies and reflections of clouds at sunrise on the Red Lotus Sea near Udoni Thani in Thailand.  A destination for a lengthy, but rewarding cycle tour over the weekend.

Warning: A week's worth of water lily photos to follow!