Monthly Archives: August 2014

A girl and her mongoose

The cute little girl in this photo is holding a cute little cobra killer—which is useful, as there are some pretty deadly snakes around here. Last year I saw a dead cobra with a mangled head in the area between … Continue reading

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Feel the rage

Tweety doesn’t take kindly to being kept in a cage.   “This is my angry face.”

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The captive owl

This morning, we visited Eid’s family’s nearest neighbors, who live in a compound of about the same size as her family’s land (five rai, or about two acres). However, it feels a lot more crowded over there, as they have … Continue reading

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Dok sanow

Eid and I decided to get out early this morning for a bicycle ride and some roadside foraging. Eid picked these yellow flowers and wrapped them in a banana leaf to take home. After cleaning them, she added them to … Continue reading

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The scarf

While we were at the big temple, Eid’s mother noticed a woman wearing a crocheted scarf. As someone who spends a lot of time doing crochet work (one of many things she has done over the years to support her … Continue reading

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All the lovely ladies

On Sunday afternoon, we went to a famous temple in a neighboring province. It’s mostly famous for improving on the 50-50 odds of having a male child: People hoping to have a son come here from all over central Thailand, … Continue reading

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Mae

  This is the view from the front of Eid’s family home, looking out over a field owned by a retired schoolteacher who bought it to grow his own rice. I’m not sure why, since rice is cheap and plentiful … Continue reading

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