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Phuket Snapshots: Karon Beach

Karon, a three km wide, open expanse of squeaky, white sands is the second most developed beach in Phuket and an ample playground for beach bums. Here are some of my snapshots.

Sunset, Karon beach, Phuket, Thailand

Sunset on Karon beach

Sunset, Karon beach, Phuket, Thailand

Sunset on Karon beach

Sunset, Karon beach, Phuket, Thailand

Sunset on Karon beach

Karon beach, Phuket, Thailand

Squeaky white sands of Karon beach

Umbrellas, Karon beach, Phuket, Thailand

Quiet time

Karon beach, Phuket, Thailand

Quiet day at the beach

Naga shrine (pa ya nak), Karon beach, Phuket, Thailand

Naga shrine (pa ya nak) at northern end of Karon beach

Offerings, naga shrine (pa ya nak), Karon beach, Phuket, Thailand

Offerings at naga shrine

Close up, colored ribbons, naga shrine (pa ya nak), Karon beach, Phuket, Thailand

Close up of colored ribbons at naga shrine

Naga, Karon beach, Phuket, Thailand

Naga’s head against deep blue evening sky

Lotus flower, jasmine garland, naga shrine, Karon beach, Phuket, Thailand

Jasmine garlands and lotus flowers at naga shrine

Marigold, garland, naga shrine, Karon beach, Phuket, Thailand

Marigold garlands at naga shrine

Incense, candles, offerings, naga shrine, Karon beach, Phuket, Thailand

Incense and candles at naga shrine

Sunset, Karon beach, Phuket, Thailand

Sunset over Karon beach

Naga, sunset, Karon beach, Phuket, Thailand

Glowing naga at sunset

Sunset, Karon beach, Phuket, Thailand

Sunset

Sunset, Karon beach, Phuket, Thailand

Sunset dip in the sea

Check out the excellent Jamie’s Phuket Blog for in-depth information about Phuket!


Thai Flowers: Lotus Buds & Orchid Blooms

Friend and fellow blogger Nicole of Thirdeyemom who I had the pleasure of taking on a whirlwind photographic tour of Antigua in Guatemala, my home town for five years, inspired me to publish a post on flowers of Thailand.

To brighten those last cold, bleak wintry days this is for you Nicole and for anyone else not lucky enough to rove where I do!

A random collection of luscious orchid, lotus, hibiscus and marigold blooms I’ve photographed from Phuket to Chiang Mai. Thai flowers that color everyday life here.

Earth laughs in flowers.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Hamatreya”

Temple lotus blooms, Chiang Mai, Thailand Orchids, Chiang Mai, Thailand Hibiscus flower, Phuket old town, Thailand Temple offerings: marigolds, incense & lotus flower, Chiang Mai, Thailand Orchids, Chiang Mai, Thailand Flowering jackfruit tree, Chiang Mai, Thailand Orchids, Phuket old town, Thailand Temple offerings: lotus flowers, Chiang Mai, Thailand Red flower, Phuket old town, Thailand Orchids, market, Krabi, Thailand Orchids, Chiang Mai, Thailand Temple offerings: lotus flowers & marigolds, Chiang Mai, Thailand


The Darling Buds of Guatemala: Lakeside Blooms

Vibrant exotic blooms wrestle for the limelight against spectacular lakeside scenery dominated by conical-shaped volcanoes. Guatemala exudes color both natural and manmade and the shores of Lago de Atitlán (Lake Atitlan), a glistening treasure in the Western highlands about 150 kilometers from colonial Antigua, are no exception.

These beauties begged my attention as I wandered along the shoreline gardens of Hotel Arca de Noé in Santa Cruz La Laguna where I spent a peaceful Christmas cocooned in the arms of Mother Nature. Eye catching form and color at almost every step, it’s an outdoor lover’s Eden.

The early morning glow caressing blooms picked by the hotel owner from her verdant lakeshore gardens also pleaded a click of the shutter.

The lake with its stunning volcano views deserves a separate post.