Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012

2-meter-long python on Rama 4 Road

While biking through central Bangkok, Landry saw this python, which, he was told, had been electrocuted and had fallen to the ground, stunned, but alive.

Landry met up with his childhood friend who is visiting Thailand, and they dove in the Chao Phraya River  to celebrate.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Erawan waterfall

we went to kanchananburee this week-end : 

Monday, May 07, 2012

Friday, April 27, 2012

Hot April days

Our neighbor caught a snakehead fish in the canal in our backyard.

He and his daughter prepare to release it into our pond.

This is near one of the temples on the western edge of the island.

Swimming near rickety wooden stairs at one of the piers.



Monday, April 23, 2012

Press-a-Card printing press

Today we went with Fabien and Nico to visit Zoom from Press a Card

And here, some color pix from the visit today.

Lots of letters and fonts.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Panoramic view from our front balcony.

Click and scroll on the image to see our living room and jungle.

Biking around Bang Ko Bua

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Island mapping

Landry is mapping the roads, sidewalks and little paths on the island. Ran into this  2-meter-long serpent, which our little 5-year-old neighbor very easily identified as a python. I asked her how she knew, and she looked at me like I was dumb. "By its patterns, of course!"

Sunset at the end of a path on the west of the island.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Landry's work featured in "Computer Arts"

Landry riding the Eiffel Tower on this bus billboard!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Garden Growing

A common tailorbird that had flown into the large window at the front of our house, knocked itself out, and then a few minutes later got up and flew off. We hope there are not too many bird accidents. If there are, we may have to rush to finish some curtains to give our flying friends a visual cue of the glass hazard. 

During last year's rainy season, we cut a few branches from neighbors' hibiscus plants, clipped off all the leaves, cut each branch to the length from my elbow to wrist, and then poked them into the wet mud to root. Less than a year later, they are leafy, and some have flowered! We hope to have a nice hibiscus hedge on the east side of our house, along the side with the public sidewalk.

The balcony railing by Landry and our friend Paul.

These orange birds of paradise started off as root stumps -- a gift from a neighbor at our old house. We put them in pots for a few years, and then planted them here under our shower, to drink up our soap and shampoo water from bathing. They are now about two meters tall and happy.

The "moke" bushes on the left are slowly adjusting to our clay-consistency earth. A few of the moke are leafy, others are flowering, but none look particularly happy yet. The plants on the right were mysteriously growing in all weird directions, but then we realized with a few of the bunches that really flourished that each sprout forms a fan of leaves around a central flowering stem.

The neighborhood cats are talented climbers. Spot the one way up in the tree?

This plant, "bua bok" (which translates to mean the lily on the shore), began as a little clump that I got from a coffee shop near our old house.

Rose apples on their way. These "chompu mah miaw" begin as fuzzy pink flowers.