New Years Eve 2014

New Years Eve 2014

…. my wife and I had a relatively relaxing holiday with my daughter Gammy and her cousins. We spent the morning at the local temple, relaxed during the day, had dinner and then later released sky lanterns in the front of our house. Close to midnight I took my tripod and camera to the rice field out back and made a fireworks image. It was the most enjoyable New Years Eve, I have had in Thailand to date….

The 2014 Rice Harvest

The 2014 Rice Harvest

A Changing Way of Life. There will come a time in the not too distant future that life here will be totally different than it is today. Globalization is as present here as it is anywhere on earth, and with globalization comes good things as well as the destruction of a way of life.

The Road to Wat Ban Rai, The Elephant Temple

The Road to Wat Ban Rai, The Elephant Temple

….The construction came about thanks to the determination of the monk Luang Poh Koon who said ‘I will do it for the people who give me food and water everyday” says Kriengkrai Jarutawee, vice president of the Wat Baan Rai committee. Wat Ban Rai is an important temple for Isan people. Many worshippers come here to pay their respect to Luang Phor Khoon Parisuttho, a well known monk in Thailand…