So, Garden centers in Thailand tend to be roadside affairs. Usually, a small holding with various plants and assortment of soils and trees for sale.
I have been driving about in my usual day seeing the astounding colours of these smaller roadside garden centers and decided to capture them in full bloom, here in Phuket.
In this slideshow you will see a more commercial Garden center, but still on the road, just both sides of the traffic lights. Majoring in plants, aggregate, sculptures, and all manner of pots! I only touched on a fraction of the plants on this visit. I may return later to see what else I can find. I hope you enjoy the show!
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Every now and again I get the chance to experience some real calm in my life. Like in this slideshow of a warm sunny afternoon in Rawai Beach , a working beach, sadly quiet with all the boats tied up with no visitors to the out lying Islands.
Local people and some of us that live here seek calm and freedom in the sea air and the views. Boats sail, pick up trucks drive across the sand banks to load their owners boats up with kit for Sunday afternoon fishing trips. Families with their children comb the sands for crabs and other small shell edibles.
I can almost hear the sound of the sea, and feel the warmth of the sun, and the smell of the salty water….
Music free under creative commons licence from you tube music library Music: Timeless by Lauren Duski
So as part of my ongoing self managing therapy, I photograph, a lot, and I have a lot of images from that. Some i make into what I hope are useful , “this is a nice place to visit and this is what you will see” slideshows on YouTube.
Then there are these, peaceful moments which I post for people who like me have worked out that we all need 5 minutes of the day just to stop and think of nothing else in this world, but to stop! and give our minds just a break at least once a day from all the things that push us too hard, Life! I weave them into these peaceful moments using images and appropriate music to help the mind switch off from the rest of the World.
Rawai, is one of my favourite places on the whole Island so far. I often come down here late afternoon, or the weekends. A very short drive takes me to one of the most unspoilt popular beach areas, not for swimming so much, but when the tide is out popular for people to explore the small pools and watch the crabs!
Since I have moved to the Island of Phuket, I have found that not only are the people calmer, but so am I. I love nothing more than getting down to the nearest body of water, be it Cape Panwa or Rawai. I hope you enjoy and relax with the scenes here.
Today brought to you from the Island of Koh Mook in Thailand, Somewhere I loved so much when I stayed and had such amazing uplifting experience, it was then I think I realised there was more to life.
I am an avid shell seeker when on beaches; I always put them back, but photograph them before leaving. My thoughts are that shells are a little like humans, “how so?” I may hear you ask.
Well like us they come in all different shapes and sizes, all colours and styles. They have their imperfections, just like we do… They can be discarded when the creature inside them is dead and become the continuing part of the Earth. They are a vessel in which some living creature may survive. Maybe you will look at shells a little differently from now on, after all, is that not what all of us are? Shells?