|WOW-- gorgeous photos! Thank you so much for sharing them. They really are stunning.
Wow! You take such stunning pictures - truly amazing to have such a talent! I enjoy your DaDane of the Week each and every Monday.
Glad you are back and sharing your vacation pictures. What is the yellow pineapple looking thing in the box the men apear to be selling and what is the lady carrying in her basket on her back?
I hate to be redundant but.... WOW!! :-)
Ginnie, your pictures are always beautiful but the resolution on these (especially the flower and bird photos) is simply breathtaking. They are almost 3 dimensional!
Thank you for the travelogue - I have really enjoyed it.
Your tortoises in the mud puddle inspired me to paint them. http://blog.lib.umn.edu/archives/mahlu002/oneday/018830.html I love the variety of imagaes here.
Fantastic photos -- is that fruit the stuff that smells so unusual - but tastes great?
The single lotus is my favorite
I'm glad you folks can appreciate the photos, even tho they don't display any Great Danes. Thank you for the compliments! :-)
To answer a few questions:
The fruit in the red case? PINEAPPLES. They've been peeled in a decorative manner to make them easier to sell (and eat). BTW, the two footbal-shaped objects on top of the case are coconuts. We bought two coconuts from this vendor who was located just outside the gate to the botanical garden. He split the coconuts with a machete and inserted straws so we could drink the fresh coconut milk.
The name of the fruit that smells awful but tastes so good? That's DURIAN. We did not see any durians for sale, perhaps they weren't in season. Mangoes were only just starting to appear in the street markets. In India we ate a fruit called CHICOO, which I've never seen in the US. We were also served fresh guava and papaya, plus common friuts like apples, oranges, bananas, pineapple and grapes.
The two people with the large baskets are picking TEA at the tea plantation. They pick only the new leaves, which are a much lighter green than the older leaves. It was amazing to see how quickly they could fill their baskets.
We're finally home now!