Spirit Houses of Thailand

Offerings are chosen to suit individual spirits.  In the South of Thailand where Islam moved steadily down the coast from Malaysia, the spirits that inhabit the land may be Muslim and the dietary rules that forbid the offering of pork and alcohol must be strictly adhered to.  Others are known to be partial to the odd glass of beer or whiskey and there is a famous roadside shrine just outside the village of Cha’am in Petchaburi province where, it is rumoured, a daily offering of marijuana is left for the spirits.

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Life in Colour: Orange

Linked to Life in Colour at Jude’s here A few more oranges before the month is out. This first one is a hard-hat day. On holiday with Thai friends in Hua Hin, Thailand, I was shown around the site for the new Conference Hall at the Hotel Dusit Thani and then stayed on for the ceremony…

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Life in Colour – Orange

Linked to Life in Colour at Jude’s here Just a couple more orange pictures. My dwarf climbing rose is just about to give up the ghost for this year but I managed to take this picture a couple of weeks ago when the Indian Summer we are having persuaded it to give out a few more…

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CESENATICO AND THE LEONARDO DA VINCI CANAL

Originally posted on Mari's Travels with her Camera:
Leonardo da Vinci Canal For years now I’ve been totally in love with the region of Emilio-Romagna in Italy, mostly, I admit, because of its food, but my first flirtation with the area came when I visited Cesenatico.? It was here that I discovered that the…

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Life in Colour: Orange

Linked to Life in Colour at Jude’s here I’m going with the very obvious here, orange is for oranges: Moving on to Thailand and the orange-robed monks from that country. I have many Thai Buddhist friends and, when I’m there, they usually include me in any ceremonies that they are attending so I was highly honoured…

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Six Word Saturday

I have to ask for a bit of leeway here as I’ve overrun the Six words. The song title has Seven, but I heard this old song at around the same time as I was looking for a picture for a friend and song and photo seemed to go together, as well as reminding me…

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SIX WORD SATURDAY

I haven’t done this one for a long time but chancing my luck again. Linked to Debbie here . This time of year I stop with the daily weeding and excessive tidying, allowing the last of the summer plants to spread themselves and have a few weeks of freedom before winter comes.

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