First rain

Sawadee Khrap

Had our first rain today – short, but loud – lot of thunder, some hail, knocked out power several times – some rain – yet it did start to clear the air. 

 Here is a picture of the trees in the small farm area next door. IMG_1202small Pollen or seedlings or something cotton like are bursting from the flowers on the trees – there are 4 of these trees next door, 2 small, 2 large and it looked like it was snowing when the wind blew – It’s marvelous how Nature operates – just before the rain, heavy winds disperse the seeds and scatter them for planting – then the rain to water them – what a site – These are the same trees that turn a brilliant red and yellow in the winter.  Kapok trees – Thai’s make a pillow from these cotton like seedlings.

Tomorrow we will head for a short trip to Chiang Rai – coming back Sunday  – with Jerry and Art to get away.  The boys, Art & Tasanai will probably hit the Disco (one of largest in Thailand) and Jerry & I will enjoy the local clubs.  Would like to go to Tak, but they (Myanmar & Thailand) are having border skirmishes – not a good place right now – but it does have the largest waterfall in Thailand – “Ti Lo Su”  ??????  – said to be #6 most beautiful in the world  – maybe next time.