We live in the jungle in Thailand. Well, actually, we live in suburban
Bangkok, between a Vietnamese restaurant and a barber shop, but we have
created our own little jungle.
In our tiny patch of garden we have created a mini jungle, with two
palm trees, a pomegranate tree, a custard apple tree, some vines,
orchids and other plants.
A swarm of bees has taken up residence. Their
honeycomb is attached to a tree branch above the red flower.
The red flower from the previous picture is one of our orchids.
This is another of our orchids just beginning to open.
While not spectacular to look at, this orchid fills the air with a
delightful perfume every night. It has no perfume in the
Our house is just under 3 km from Don Muang airport and directly in
line with the main runway. In April the Royal Thai
Airforce put on a show. This photo was taken from the road just outside
our front gate.
I crossed the road to get this one. These photos were not
easy to take. The planes were flying low and fast.
They were only visible for a short time on each pass.
I had to listen as they approached and try to guess where
they would appear. After many tries I got lucky.