Posted by: facetothewind | January 16, 2010

One year in paradise

On January 15, 2009, Sebastian and I had our first date. I roasted a chicken and sweet potatoes for the little German student from my chorus. That night he would have eaten the foot-long sandwich from Subway alone in his dorm room. Instead he had a home cooked meal and watched a movie in the back house with me. Together we broke innumerable years of isolation.

Exactly one year later, we’re in Laos celebrating one great year together photographing butterflies in a field of rotting fruit at the Kuang Si waterfall which really is THAT turquoise. It’s the most beautiful waterfall I’ve ever seen. It looks like some sort of fake-o-rama movie set.

Here are some of the butterflies we saw (as photographed by Sebastian)…

And now for something completely different!

Today we took a boat trip with Larry and our Buddhist novice friend Oun to the Pakou caves. I actually thought it was unimpressive, but the boat ride was great and we stopped in villages along the way to check out the weavings.

The boat cushion I sat on had the strangest only-in-Asia inscription…

Rewinding a bit to Thailand, Dianna showed me her cigarette packs with smoking-related diseases required by law. Collect ’em all!



  1. Maggot in love — love it!!

    Great pix, keep ’em coming. And do hope y’all are feeling better. Such a bad cough, David . . . hmmm . . . ? Flu? Bronchitis? Be careful. (And please, you’re not still smoking, are you??)

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