This weeks Photo Challenge, Favorite Place, asks us to “share an image of your happy place, a secret spot you love, or a faraway location you return to again and again.” For me that is an easy answer. Chiang Mai, Thailand stole my heart in 2009 and 2010; the actual place that I feel is my home away from home is Horizon Village and Resort.
This weeks Photo Challenge, Story, wants us to “be a visual storyteller.” If you saw my Weekly Photo Challenge for Cheeky, then you’ve seen the egret in the following slideshow. The photos were taken as I was stalking lizards with the egret. He/she didn’t seem to mind me tagging along as long as I was quiet and kept my distance. I took a lot of photos of this great hunter, but the last photo was a one in a million shot! No photoshopping of the lizard, or egret…I didn’t even know that I had gotten that shot until later in the day when I sat down and scrolled through the photos. I just wish I had a lens that was over 300mm that day.
This weeks Photo Challenge, Sweet, asks to “show us something (or someone) sweet.” For me, that’s a no brainer…its Thai mango and sticky rice, the perfect treat. First, you have the mango…sweet and cold. Next, is the warm, salty sticky rice. Finally, is the thick coconut cream drizzled over the top.
This weeks Photo Challenge, Tour Guide, asks us “What do you love about where you live?” I love living near Moorpark College…and here’s why, it is the only community college in the U.S. (maybe even the world) that offers an Exotic Animal Training & Management program. You read that right! Walk anywhere on the 150 acre complex and you can hear the lion roaring, or the spotted hyena laughing, and many other animal sounds. I’ve even been at my favorite Chinese restaurant near the college and heard the animal sounds.