Happy Thanksgiving

From Taiwan…

From Taiwan…

where I’ve been interviewed by the Taipei Times' Yuanting Yang and photographed by Chiaming Chang

where I’ve been interviewed by the Taipei Times' Yuanting Yang and photographed by Chiaming Chang

before going to Hemei

before going to Hemei

where trees need trimming

where trees need trimming

and friends make momos

and friends make momos

Then to Chiayi to visit Doctor Li and check on knee

Then to Chiayi to visit Doctor Li and check on knee

And on to Kaohsiung to teach and be merry

And on to Kaohsiung to teach and be merry

before some golf with pro

before some golf with pro

and host, Wei Kai

and host, Wei Kai

in who’s home we had a feast!

in who’s home we had a feast!

some things less recognizable than others

some things less recognizable than others

But much enjoyed

But much enjoyed

by all

by all

Now in the mountains

Now in the mountains

where the spiders roam

where the spiders roam

birds fly

birds fly

ducks quack

ducks quack

and nature does its string thing

and nature does its string thing

Wishing you all a happy Thanksgiving

Wishing you all a happy Thanksgiving

With so munch thanks to all for all your giving!! Photo by Chiaming Chang

With so munch thanks to all for all your giving!!

Photo by Chiaming Chang

Mandalay

Following recent pix of recent friends…

a journey to laid back Mandalay

a journey to laid back Mandalay

City of Buddhas

City of Buddhas

standing

standing

seated

seated

where couples visit temples

where couples visit temples

to show respect to men of the cloth

to show respect to men of the cloth

Abbots and their retinue

Abbots and their retinue

and younger ones devoted to their calling

and younger ones devoted to their calling

I attended an International literary festival

I attended an International literary festival

Authors

Authors

and readers

and readers

many wearing war paint

many wearing war paint

some modestly

some modestly

others with abandon

others with abandon

And fellow photographers

And fellow photographers

as well as little Buddhas

as well as little Buddhas

We all need friends

Simon and Melissa

Simon and Melissa

Gareth

Gareth

Ajit

Ajit

David and Robin

David and Robin

Sunita with MaryAnna

Sunita with MaryAnna

Satish

Satish

Don

Don

Sister

Sister

Pradeep

Pradeep

Martin

Martin

Sonam

Sonam

Josef

Josef

Peter and Jangchub

Peter and Jangchub

Amritsar, laid back

It’s a laid back place

It’s a laid back place

with an old world charm

with an old world charm

Exemplified by the gracious generosity of my host and old friend Ajit Mehra, owner of the Ritz Hotel

Exemplified by the gracious generosity of my host and old friend Ajit Mehra, owner of the Ritz Hotel

over which Lord Krishna presides

over which Lord Krishna presides

Yes, people are laid back in Amritsar

Yes, people are laid back in Amritsar

Siesta is still a respected tradition

Siesta is still a respected tradition

by all

by all