Goes without saying that our pet terrapin spends more time in the tank than out of it — we take him out and let him roam around the living room, sometimes my studio, where he adventure begins. He’s so good at hiding that sometimes it takes us a while before we figure out where he is at. Finding his whereabouts can at times be an adventure itself when we take our eyes off him for a minute. Shame the other turtle died last year or we would have twice the fun.
I’m usually the one who takes the kids to dental appointments and one this one occasion I brought along the 5D Mark II and EF 100mm Macro. Not for the purpose of taking the pictures you see here but just in case I bump into something macro worthy such as this beautiful sunflower I came across in October 2009. The dental appointment usually took an hour or so and not wanting to risk theft or the electronics getting fried in intense heat I brought it down with me. One thing led to another and with no objection from the hygienist, I shot away, the whole time maintaining a distance for obvious reasons.
By about 9.30am the morning had sprung to life with gorgeous weather that inspired me to go for a swim. It didn’t take me much deliberation to decide that the swimming pool was my immediate destination to check-in on Gowalla. Although I wasn’t pleased that the pool is closed for maintenance without notification, I was determined to enjoy a productive morning instead of a disappointing trip home.
After a pit stop at Soi Heng coffee shop for my favourite fried Kway Teow I still refused to head home and spur of the moment decided I’m going to get some sun regardless. Other than the pesky sand-flies, the beach has never disappointed me and with my G11 in hand and a little bit of luck, I brought home some incredible moments.
[ Images above from May 2008 post: Beach Crabs They're No Hermits ]
[ Image below from December 2008 post: Horn-eyed crab foams at the mouth ]