WordPress Photo Challenge: Lost in the details.

This week’s challenge had me looking through my photos to see what details I could find that you might find interesting, or not, as the case may be. πŸ™‚

Looking at this photo, you’re probably more fascinated by the skipper’s tattoos, than the small details of hubby and his dive buddy, bobbing around in the water.

Scuba Diving, Belize.

Scuba Diving, Belize.

This crocodile is almost lost in the detail of the water and the undergrowth on the riverbank,

New River, Belize

New River, Belize

Around Phi Phi Island near Phuket, there are cliffs riddled with caves. Here is the Viking Cave which is right at sea level. Within the cave there are ledges which are inhabited by thousands of swallows. These birds make their nests out of their own saliva. The nests are harvested and sold to make birds nest soup, a Chinese delicacy. The cave was so named, because ofΒ  ancient drawings resembling Viking ships, which were found on the inside walls. We could see the nests hanging like stalactites from the roof of the cave, but weren’t allowed inside, so the other details were lost to us. 😦

Viking Cave, Phuket.

Viking Cave, Phuket.

In this pic, you’re probably so busy focusing on the details of the magnificent floral arrangement, that you miss my little face peeking out from behind it. πŸ˜€

Valentines Dinner

Valentines Dinner

Now I really must get lost in the details of what to pack and what to leave behind. :0

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73 comments on “WordPress Photo Challenge: Lost in the details.

  1. That’s interesting about the swallows who make nests out of their own saliva, which then become birds’ nest soup! I did get lost in the floral arrangement and barely noticed your smiling face beneath! πŸ™‚

  2. That tatoo isn’t something you can ignore! Nor is that mean croc πŸ™‚ Great,selection for the challenge Sylivia πŸ™‚

  3. The detail of that overgrown lizard is one not to be overlooked! And the detail below the flowers was the most important one on that occasion!

  4. Birds make their nests out of their own saliva and the nests are harvested and sold to make birds nest soup – argh! Am I the only person alive who find this a little icky?

    I love these pics. The flowers are absolutely beautiful!

    Is it time to go back already? WOW – that seemed very fast to me 😦

    • No, you aren’t the only person who finds this “a little icky.” I can’t imagine why the soup is considered such a delicacy either. πŸ˜€ Yes, I’m afraid the time has come to leave this particular paradise. 😦

  5. Your story telling humor makes me curious about the pictures you post! Don’t forget to pack your details πŸ™‚

  6. What a great arrangement of flowers indeed. Well, not too great nor magnificent as too completely eclipse you. πŸ™‚

  7. I like the beauty in that last pic….the flowers. I kid, I kid. I love the beauty in that last pic….you, of course. I kid you not. πŸ˜€
    The cave looks oh so cool. Haven’t been caving for a long while.

  8. It is fun to get lost in the details and sometimes find something completely different than the initial purpose of the shot. Happy packing! I believe we are almost neighbours down here in south FL.

  9. I’d love to go exploring in that cave!
    You should just leave your stuff there! I don’t think it will be too long before you need all of it there anyways πŸ˜•

    • We don’t take too much, only 3 cases and two cabin bags full. πŸ˜€ One case is full of presents for the family. There are certain favourite clothes I just can’t live without.

  10. Love the photo’s, AD. That croc looks very different from ours – it’s the eyes I think.

    Our weather is absolutely perfect at the moment. Lovely clear days at a bearable temperature – ie slightly cooler than it has been. I think it should be still good when you arrive after the UK cold.

    • I’ve never actually looked a crocodile in the eye, adee. πŸ™‚ I think that March/April is the nicest time down in Durban. The humidity is gone, and the wind hasn’t got up yet. I’m looking forward to those beach walks very much.

  11. Lovely pictures as always. But the packing bit….. it has to be crazy dividing your life up like that globally speaking. Wishing you happy trails once again.

    • Thanks so much, Gunta. It’s a bit strange, I have to admit, but I’m getting quite used to it, and count myself lucky that I have a choice of two places in which to reside. It will be great to see my sister, my mom, and my daughter and grandchildren again. πŸ™‚

  12. It’s so true .. the first thing I noticed was a Tattoo. It is huge. I love the way your hidden behind the flowers but you are very visible and very beautiful. As lovely as the flowers. Happy packinng …!!!!

  13. I quite like the mans belly button tattoo – for a tattoo that is! do they collect the swallows nest there as well, or are they too inaccessible?

  14. You always find wonderful photographs for the challenges…love them all! That is one big tattoo, I always wonder how people can stand the needle piercing the skin over and over. They must be very brave….or REALLY want that tatto!

  15. Lovely pictures ! Fasting is a great very concise and informative, and as always with the theme of this property and well stricken times I would particularly emphasized! have nice day – with love stefan

  16. What an exciting, fun entry. I will be lost too just having a great, fun time. Beautiful post!

  17. Thank goodness I’ll never have to eat bird’s nest soup.
    When are you leaving Florida?
    When you come back we’ll need to have a mini-MOB!

  18. Lovely pictures AD, thanks as well for sharing the pictures of the new kitchen a few posts ago, it really looks lovely as well as the new floors. Great job done by your hubby.

    Take care and regards

  19. Lovely detailed photo’s AD!!!
    Must be a wrench to leave Florida for the suckheap…
    Looking forward to having you back πŸ˜‰

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