Jake’s new Sunday Post theme is “Water, H20,” and I’ve certainly had more than my fair share of the stuff this past week in Phuket. We came here expecting 9 days of sunshiny weather, but Mother Nature decided otherwise. As some of you may have seen on my previous posts, we have had monsoon rains here, and a trip out to visit various islands on Wednesday, turned out to be a very wet excursion indeed. Here is the heavy rain we had to contend with whilst walking around an ‘indoor’ market on Sea Gypsy Village Island. We were paddling ankle-deep in water, and I felt so sorry for the people who lived there, as their houses must also have been flooded.
Of course water is something we can’t live without. We drink it, wash with it, and swim in it,
and relax next to it.
We also make pretty water features to decorate our living spaces.
Would this dolphin look so happy if he didn’t have water to play in?
And where would this alligator swim if his water was taken away?
Many birds love to be by the water, because they know that in its depths are the fish which they love to catch and eat for dinner.
Sometimes water can look very ugly, when it creates muddy puddles such as this.
On our walk back from dinner every evening here, we hear the call of mating frogs. This pond full of water, is where they go to meet their lady friends. I haven’t seen them, but I know they’re hiding in there somewhere, and they sure make a lot of noise about their courting. 😉
Tomorrow I’ll be flying over a great expanse of water, as my plane wings its back to South Africa. When I get home again, what will I see when I look out of my window? More water of course. 😉
To see what other bloggers have done with this theme, you can click here.
Next time I chat with you, I’ll be back home, after a wonderful holiday.
(All photos here are my own, taken in Phuket, Florida, Guildford England, Sea World San Diego, and Durban SA.)
Lovely water pics, AD!!
Glad you had a good time and I enjoyed your photos and commentary.
Thanks, jo. Nice to see you again. 😉
It looks like it was a great holiday!
Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos!
It was delightful, Pablo. Thanks so much for your visit. 😉
wonderful photos AD. hope you have a good trip home 🙂
Thanks, Ruth. Home safe after a long and arduous trip. 😉
I love the variety–you have represented water in many of its forms. Lots of fun surprises.
Thanks, Naomi. I’m happy you enjoyed my random photos. 😉
I’m freezing my nuts off it Joburg 😦 your photos are stunning… I am dreaming of being at a sunny beach at the mo
Hi jackalax. It was really cold when we landed at ORT yesterday morning. Don’t envy you there.
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You have chosen some beautiful shots. Love the one of the dolphin.
Thanks, Colline. Yes he’s one of my favourite photos. 😉
Hope you had a wonderful flight home,welcome back to SA!
Thanks matron. Three hours to boarding, and then 11 hours to Jo’burg. I’ll be finished by the time we get home tomorrow. 😉
Hi AD. Hope your weather is improving. Nice to see good old Guildford, with Alice in the background.
At Bangkok airport. Been here for hours and still got 3 hours before we take off at 1-5am. ;( Weather was gorgeous today of course. 😉 I put that Guildford pic in just for you. xxx
Again a lovely set of photos, that certainly is a happy dolphin.
Thanks, optie. I love his smile. 😉
super snaps ad, the fish in the pond are simply wonderful …. have a good trip home 🙂
Thanks very much. Those fish aren’t real. They’re metal ones, painted gold. Very effective though. 😉
I’m blown away by your trips,and definately the pics too!!!
Thanks for the compliment, DC. I enjoy sharing my pics with you. 😉 Hope all is going well over there.
Thanks 🙂 It’s….going. I’ll be making the post soon,possibly tomorrow. The “talk” has been had,and things are a bit depress-ey feeling,but going well-actually much better than I had anticipated. Thank you for keeping me/us in your thoughts,my friend,you’re very appreciated 🙂
First hurdle over. Take care. 🙂
We had lunch at Kashmir yesterday before traveling home over the snow capped mountains! Hope you arrive home safely 🙂
Sounds very picturesque, Tandy, but I’d rather bee in the warm. Still at Bangkok airport. Flight only at 1-15am.
Have a safe trip home…great images for the theme
Thanks, Jo. 😉
Very Beautiful post my friend I really love all of it ,Thanks for sharing 🙂
Thanks so much much Jake, for a very topical theme. 😉
Oh my! you certainly do get around. Quite the world traveler. What great fun! Do you suppose you could blame Jake’s photo challenge for providing all that water on this trip?
Poor Jake! I wouldn’t dream of it. 😉
WOW! Beautiful water set… Thank you dear AD, love, nia
Thanks to you, dear nia. Have a wonderful day. 😉
can see you can also not resist the urge to take a picture whenever you see water
It’s always a temptation, Rosa. 😉
What did I tell you about misadventures being great blog fodder 🙂 Fab photos!
Hehehe. You were right, Madhu. 😉 Hope we have no misadventures on the trip home.
Wonderful variety of water photos.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
Thanks. Francine. No shortage of water at the moment. 😉
Hope you have a good trip back…
Thanks, I’m sure we’ll get through it. 😉
Very nice pics AD 😉
Thanks, Chris. 😉