Entries tagged "thailand"
Here is the perfect plant for to set the new year up with, Mimosa Pudica.
The leaves recoil visibly from the touch, earning the plant various nicknames along the lines of 'shy', 'sensitive' etc.
I was lucky enough to stumble across a healthy colony of these plants in rural Thailand recently.
The first photo shows the plant before being touched.
The second shows it after being touched:
An intriguing plant for all nature-lovers, but for obvious reasons, this is probably a plant of more…
On holiday I did try very hard not to think too much about navigation, but wherever I am I cannot resist checking that the sun is behaving itself appropriately considering my latitude and the season. At 7 degrees north, Phuket is in the northern hemisphere and the tropics and because the sun is now well south of the equator the short midday shadow is cast towards the north. Nearer June this same pencil would cast a shadow in the opposite direction at midday, to the south.This photo was actually taken eleven minutes after local midday, which is logical since it…
We were in the hot and wet season in Phuket last week. The skies were in constant turmoil at all levels. The warm humid air accelerated upwards in an often fruitless search for some air at the same temperature.The Thai fishermen's longboats had seen it all before and bobbed nonchalantly as the storms built and subsided on all sides, through the day and night.
... from a fortnight's family break in Phuket, Thailand. Apologies if anyone has been trying to contact me without luck, my phone would not let me update my messages.I made a special effort not to make too much effort, this had long been scheduled as a 'meet the family again after an intensive two months on the book' trip. The plan was to make like this Gecko and flop in the light and warmth. There were a few natural navigation treats that had me scrambling for the camera and they will pop up here in time...