Friday, January 02, 2009

Skywatch Friday - 2 January 2009 - a season of change

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The skies are so changeable. In one day, so clear and a moment later, cold and overcast.

hut in field 2 jan

I told this on my walk and jog this morning.

Peaking at the sky through the branches of my plum tree:

plum tree 2jan

This is my contribution to Skywatch Friday, whose members post pictures of the skies around the world.

19 comments:

Tanya said...

Oh I love that plum tree, beautiful! Happy skywatching :)

Lily Hydrangea said...

Your plum tree is beautiful and your landscape is quite tranquil. Very nice!

Yogi said...

Great plum tree!

Skies said...

What a breathtaking view...I wish I could visit Lao someday. Not far from where I am. Thanks for visiting my page. Happy New Year too!

Skies said...

PS, I've added you to my Reads...section. I also love to read about SE Asia blogs.

Ivar Ivrig said...

I love that plum tree. Excellent.
In a strong contrast to our 50cm of snow the last 24hrs :-) A happy new year to you and your family.

RuneE said...

That first photo was all according to "the book". Happy New Year!

Keera Ann Fox said...

As others have said, that plum tree is beautiful. Weird, though, to see a sign of spring on January 2. :-)

fishing guy said...

Chanpheng: Those are two special captures of the sky.

SandyCarlson said...

She is a fickle beauty, to be sure! And you capture her well.

Müge said...

Very nice photos which mean a lot to me knowing that you took them in Laos ... I visited that beautiful country three years ago (in January 2006) and loved it very much, especially the warm and gentle character of Lao people ... I dream to visit Luang Prabang once again one day ... Happy New Year! :-)

esnorway said...

Nice pics happy new year

Tammie Lee said...

so wonderful to have a glimpse into your world.

Eki Akhwan said...

I've never seen a plum tree, let alone one that is flowering and full of flowers like that .... Would love to see when they are fruiting.


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HAPPY NEW YEAR to you too.

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Ana said...

Both pics are so nice! This hut....is it some kind of lake dwelling? Or just looks like;)

chanpheng said...

Thank you everyone for your comments.

Vietnamese have cultivated plum, orange and peach and other fruit trees for years. More recently, a UN agency promoted growing plums for opium cultivation substitution. The plums are super sour but get better as the tree ages; however, they are great for making plum wine!

@Muge - I hope you make it back to Laos. I love Louangprabang too but haven't gotten a chance to visit there for about 3 years.

@Ana - the house is a resting place for people working in the fields. During rice planting and harvesting season, people may just stay in their fields so they can wake early and work late.

The Arthur Clan said...

Really lovely photos of the sky in your part of the world. Thanks so much for sharing them with SWF.

Arija said...

Lovely plum blossom, but I like the rice paddys in the first one too although it still is a bit dark to see the landscape clearly.

alicesg said...

Sorry for being late. The plum tree is so beautiful with all its pink flowers.