Friday, March 06, 2009

SWF - 6 March 09

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Another week has flown by. We started with a typical long drive to the south. It took all day - well, we were slow getting off on a Sunday morning. At sunset, we stopped to stretch our legs and the moon smiled down on us.

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This was the view from the back of my house in Salavan on Tuesday night.

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I hadn't been down here for over a month so even this sunset was very spectacular.

Then I returned home one day to find a helicopter parked in my back yard. Well, it's the old air strip back in the days when passenger flights used to run between Vientiane and Salavan. The following morning, the helicopter took off.

Day 45 Taking off

It sprayed my house with dust. Very impolite.

We worked in Pakse on Wednesday and Thursday. Yesterday, we stopped by these floating restaurants for lunch. This is the Mekong River, near the ferry to Wat Phou, a Khmer-style temple. It's on the other side of the river from here.

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

13 comments:

Dee said...

I love the first picture. Beautiful! Almost like a painting.

Digital Polaroids said...

I agree, it's like a painting!

Pam said...

Beautiful photos, Thanks for the journey. I will not leave any dust as I depart :D

spacedlaw said...

I love this last picture. And the idea of a floating restaurant.

Keera Ann Fox said...

I love the tree silhouettes! In the first one, are those fruits or birds in the branches? Or bats?

Today's Blah... said...

I love that first and second photos, though all of them are great and the story about that helicopter is funny.

Karen said...

I posted a moon photo today too. Wow, dust-spraying helicopters in the backyard? Makes my squirrel problems seem minor in comparison.

luna miranda said...

dramatic first photo. dust-spraying chopper? weird...

J Bar said...

Love the first two shots, especially the colours in the second one.

Arija said...

The first two are quite beautiful.

Today's Blah... said...

HAPPY WOMEN'S WEEK CHANPHENG!

Women: Be Proud!

Quiet Paths said...

Yours are always a pleasure to view; the idea of a floating restaurant is appealing. Thanks for sharing your sky views.

J.C. said...

I love the first photo too!