Chiang Mai Dogs

Dog in Chiang Mai, Thailand, photo by Jim Newberry.

Dog in Chiang Mai, Thailand, photo by Jim Newberry.

I ran across so many charming dogs and cats in Chiang Mai. Saw these two a day apart, last week.

White Spider Orchids

White Spider Orchids, photographed in Chiang Mai, Thailand by Jim Newberry.

I ran across these glorious beauties a few days ago here in Chiang Mai.

Sugar and Gaow at a Chiang Mai Fish Spa

Chiang Mai fish spa. Photo by Jim Newberry.

Here’s Sugar (at left, yawning) with Nattapol “Gaow” Nukulkham at a fish spa near Tha Phae Gate. Gaow is a Chiang Mai University photography student who has assisted me on several shoots. You can see a couple of his fine photographs here.

[br] A fish spa is a place where a person exchanges hard-earned money for the opportunity to allow Garra rufa fish to dine on the flesh of their lower legs and feet. Might be a good way for pescetarians and carnivores to rebalance their karma. [br] [br] [br]

Burmese-Thai border

Street photograph near the border of Thailand and Myanmar (Burma). Photo by Jim Newberry.

I shot this on March 3, 2014, in Burma, very close to the Burmese-Thai border gate. And in case anyone is curious about whether this Southeast Asian nation should be called Burma or Myanmar, I defer to Aung San Suu Kyi, who says Burma (see the last question in this interview in The Hindu.

Asplenium nidus

Bird's-nest fern, shot in Chiang Mai, Thailand by Jim Newberry.

This of course is an Asplenium nidus  (or for you philistines, a “Bird’s-eye fern”), which I found on a walk in beautiful Chiang Mai, Thailand.

 

OK, I had no idea what kind of plant this was, but thanks to Facebook I had it identified in no time. So in addition to being a time-sucking, soul-crushing, privacy-invading, seemingly unavoidable stain on humanity, the social media site can actually, occasionally, be useful. Tip of the “like” thumb to David Broadfoot.

Mangoes

Mangoes photographed in a street market in Chiang Mai, Thailand, by Jim Newberry.

Mangoes photographed in a street market in Chiang Mai, Thailand, by Jim Newberry.

Mangoes. Lots of them. Warorot Market, March 4th, 2014.

Child’s-eye view, Chiang Mai street market

Street photo in Chiang Mai, Thailand by Jim Newberry.

Sometimes it’s good to alter your vantage point; seems like whenever I crouch down to get low angle shots, something interesting happens. At the Warorot street market as usual, March 4th, 2014.