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Welcome to week 269 (3/17/2016) of Travel Photo Thursday, featuring my favorite lily shots, from over the years. You might be thinking what do lilies have to do with travel. Well, each shot was taken in a different country, and each one comes with a story and a memory.
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Traveling in the off season can have it’s perks. Back in 2009 I decided to return to Thailand’s Koh Chang. It was July, and deep into off season. I scored a beautiful bungalow, steps from the beach. How often do you get to wile away a couple weeks at at five star resort for under $30.00 a night? These are my hauntingly beautiful Ko Chang lilies.
Back in 2009, just before heading to Ko Chang, I spent 3 weeks house sitting in Tien Wei, Taiwan. Except for my seven doggy charges, I was pretty much on my on. The area has a huge garden area within walking distance of my house sit. Everyday for three moseyed through the gardens with my camera in overdrive. These are two of the lilies that I managed to capture, complete with bees!
This beauty was captured during a quiet morning stroll through several of Chiang Mai’s temple complexes. I can’t remember the exact temple, but I know that I can find it again the next time I’m in Chiang Mai. This is an all time favorite, reminding me of a Monet painting. 🙂
I left Luang Prabang, Laos, back in 2007 with these beautiful additions to my collection.
Bali is also a great place to hunt down lilies, without looking very hard! I found this beauty in Ubud.
Finally, the beautiful lilies at Bongwonsa Temple in downtown Seoul. I hiked up to the temple from the subway, and was crying for water by the time I arrived. Then, it was just me and the lilies for an afternoon of photography bliss 🙂
I love water lilies and always have my eyes peeled for them when I’m traveling. Do you have a favorite flower that you like to capture when you’re roaming the planet?
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