Psalm 96:4

"For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise..."

Monday, May 20, 2013

in our neighborhood...

I meant to post this several weeks ago and didn't get it done but here it is a bit late.
This group of Novice monks walked through our neighborhood and stopped at many houses to receive gifts during Songkran Festival.
When I had gone for my walk earlier in the morning the people were busy setting up small tables with various items to give the young monks. The first picture is across from our house at our neighbor Nic. You can just see our fence and part of the red roof of our house behind the boys.
Next year I will be prepared and hopefully I can give them some spiritual literature to read that will have eternal benefits Lord willing.
Here they were walking around the corner to the neighbors behind our house.

Here they are at the neighbors behind our house.

This picture is of a young girl that we see each time we take visitors to the nearby mountain where there is a large temple. She has grown and changed a bit from 2 years ago when I first took a picture of her. She sits at the base of the stairs dressed in her tribal dress and waits for people to take her picture and then asks for money. The parent sits back a way and watches her work....rather sad to see. I pray one day she will hear and know the Truth.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Flowers by the dozen....

I enjoy taking flower pictures and haven't posted any for a while so today is...
flowers by the dozen...God's amazing creation beauty seen in each blossom.
Sing glory to Him and Praise His Holy name!!!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Visit to Pai...

We drove to Pai, Thailand and enjoyed seeing some of that area. It is not far from Chiang Mai but the road is constant switch backs as you wind up and down the mountain area so of course takes several hours to drive. We stayed a couple days and enjoyed the Pai area and also the Huai Nam Dang National Park sites that were nearby.
These beautiful trees were blooming along the road at several places and you can hardly believe how bright orange/red they are. We have them here in Chiang Mai too but out on the mountain side they really stand out. God's amazing creation!

Pong Duead Geyser which is in the Huai Nam Dang National Park.
It was about a quarter of a mile hike in to the geyser and the trail had lots of interesting trees and vines and little streams. It was hot and I forgot my water bottle but I did survive!

This vine was is hard to see in the picture but the vine stretches quite a ways.

I climbed up this vine and thought about how our grandkids would have enjoyed climbing around on all these too.
Sites near Pai as we drove around.....


Lots of water buffalo in this area.

Sunset near our resort area.

Tree House Resort...I climbed up to take a look but decided we would rather have a room closer to the ground:)
Viewing area in the Huai Nam Dang National Park...the clouds were hangin low so we did not get a very clear picture...the mountains extend out for a long way and the view is very beautiful.