Friday, March 28, 2008

Skywatch Friday


Two views of hazy skies this week:

bodhi tree2, originally uploaded by c_p_lew.

This is the Bodhi tree near my house at dawn. It shed all its leaves about two weeks ago and the new buds are starting to come out. The sky was very pink at dawn; a few minutes later, it displayed various shades of gray.




roof decoration and flowers, originally uploaded by c_p_lew.

I took a long walk during lunch time earlier this week and caught a picture of the roof of the temple behind my office, framed by frangipani flowers.

This picture is my contribution to Skywatch Friday, hosted on Welcome to Wiggers World

21 comments:

dot said...

Love the flowering tree in the last photo. Both are nice shots!

SandyCarlson said...

What a beautiful tree. Now I know what a bodhi looks like. These are great. Hope you feel better!

Ida said...

Great shots.
The last one is so beautiful!!! :)))

Daniel J Santos said...

very beautiful images,well done.

guild-rez said...

Lovely pictures..I like both of them.
Thank you for your visit and kind comment.

-Cheers

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hello again chanpheng
You show an impressive silhouette and beautiful blossom here both just right for all your Sky Watch friends

Tom

Lilli & Nevada said...

What a beautiful tree never heard of this type before.

Anne-Berit said...

Great photos,the flowering tree is beautiful:o)

John said...

What a beautiful tree. Good shots.

Anemone said...

Nice shots, and a really beautiful tree. I wonder what kind og tree it is ???

Nice weekend wishes to you from Norway.

Marie said...

Beautiful sky watch!

Misty Dawn said...

I really like that second photo! Very good eye and creative composition.

Jenty said...

Wow, the first one is stunning!

quintarantino said...

I just love the flowering tree photo.

Mike said...

Beautiful blooms.

alexander said...

Lovely and sweet. Those are really beautiful photographs. :)

Have a nice weekend.

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

Andrea said...

Nice looking flowers on the tree.

chanpheng said...

Bodhi trees is a species of fig tree, under which the Buddha to meditate until he reached enlightenment. Many of the trees in SE Asia came from cuttings from trees in India though most grew wild. Temples would be built around large trees, or transplant trees from other sites. When they are outside temple areas, people still make offerings to them - they often have small shrines hidden in the roots and may be wrapped with cloth.

The other tree is a variety of Plumeria or Frangipani, know here as Don Champha. The Champha flower is the national flower of Laos.

Scotty Graham said...

Nice to see someone else living in Asia in this Sky Watch group...I am in Jakarta...please stop by my blog for a visit..I will stop by yours more often as well....

Cheers,

Scotty

Angie said...

Two beautiful pictures but the second one is really lovely.

Sonia said...

Wow! Just wonderful photos! You did a good job here!