Tag Archives: Flowers

Privileged to Share

Just a month ago, I received an invitation to a very special wedding.   Dr. Rujadhorn Indratula was marrying Dr. Nattapong Swangmuang. Dr. Rujahorn’s parents were my next-door neighbors during my first three years in Thailand. My sister, Carol, got … Continue reading

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Stunning Flames

I know I did a post on Flame Trees last year, for they were in bloom when we arrived in Thailand and I was delighted.  OK.  Technically, they are not called Flame Trees.  Their Thai name is “Peacock’s Tail” – … Continue reading

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Honor Your Father and Your Mother

As many of you know, Asian cultures give greater deference and respect to the elderly in their populations than most Western cultures. I realize that is a sweeping generalization and there are, of course, individual exceptions.  But one of the … Continue reading

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OD on Orchids

The Rajapruek Royal Park International Floral Festival has been going on since mid-December, but I only dragged myself out there a few days before my sister, Carol, left to go back to her home in Seattle.  In reality, the Festival … Continue reading

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Loy Krathong 2554 (ลอยกระทง ๒๕๕๔)

Loy Krathong is one of the most beautiful festivals in the Thai year. It takes place over three days, with one of those days being the evening of the full moon of the 12th month in the traditional Thai lunar … Continue reading

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Water, Water Everywhere…

Wednesday, September 28th, I traveled to Lampang with Ajarn Narate, the Director of Christian Education and Music for the Ministry of Education of the CCT, to visit two of our schools in that city.  While it was pouring rain in … Continue reading

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Amazing Art… Created by God

I actually want to talk about the flowers that fill our home, but I will do it as I describe our recent Open House.  Actually, it wasn’t really an Open House, but a festival that the Thai call “งานขึ้นบ้านใหม่” (“ngahn … Continue reading

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Just 24 Hours

In just twenty-four hours here, there is so much to see and do.  My friends were right: I am beginning to skip past all the visual and auditory stimuli that were new just a few months ago.  When I left … Continue reading

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International Birthdays

Yes, I have completed another year and am so grateful that a day comes around each year to remind me that I have made it to another milestone in my life! After all, I have never been this old before … Continue reading

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The Peacock’s Tail

Did I tell you that Thailand is a beautiful country?  You have already met some of the beautiful people (Acharn Rawudh, Kuhn Saisudah, Nutda Neale, and the Sa’adprai family), but beyond the people and their amazing history, Thailand is a … Continue reading

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