Two (!) Visits to the Temple

Monday this week was a rare sunny, warm day after it rained all night before.  Mai asked if I wanted to go to a particularly beautiful temple about 30 km away, Wat Dan Wiwek.  We left shortly after and drove through some beautiful farming country along the way.  I asked if we could stop so I could get a shot of a rubber tree plantation where all of the trees had been fitted with small umbrellas around the trunks to keep heavy rain water from diluting or washing away the latex rubber sap altogether.  A great shot to start the day!

Unfortunately, my camera battery was dead!  All that driving, beautiful conditions and a dead camera!  We continued on and I made mental notes of all the other things I hoped to shoot when we returned.  I wasn’t too hopeful that would be soon, and I sure didn’t expect it would be the next day,  However, the pattern of night time downpour and a sunny morning repeated itself on Tuesday morning and back out we went!  I got most of the shots I was after.

We never got to see the temple building itself because of approaching thunder.  We enjoyed the beautiful grounds then hopped in the car and headed to Bueng Kan city for lunch.  There were several points of interest along the way but by that time the rain was coming down in buckets.  Mai could hardly see the road and ignored my joking requests to stop for a quick photo!

I hope you like what I did manage to get of the farming areas and the temple grounds.  As always, click on any image to view a full size version!

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I retired after a 30-year career with an engineering consulting firm in Toronto and recently moved to Thailand to marry my fiancee of 10 years and settle down to an exciting new life. I'm an amateur radio operator (VE3HLS in Canada) and hope to become on here eventually. I'm also an amateur photographer and hope to be very busy photographing and showing you my beautiful surroundings. My blog will contain entries on all three subjects, so I hope you don't mind picking through the boring stuff to get to what interests you. Oh. About We live in Bueng Kan province, which is about as far as you can get from Bangkok as you travel northeast. I just thought it would be clever to combine my name with the province's name!

One thought on “Two (!) Visits to the Temple”

  1. Beautiful pics! Especially like the little parisols over the buckets on the trees. Can’t wait to see the temple, inside and out.
    When you do photography, often a natural curiosity arises where you want to learn the name of various plants, animals and different artifacts you come across. So much learning as you discover a new place.


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