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Category Archives: 2012

Today’s Spider

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

Today’s Spider – We don’t go seeking these things out. They just happen, or, as in this case, we stumble upon them along a trail. I do not know what species this spider is. It’s about the size of a …

The 1192

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

The 1192 – The 1192 climbs up the west side of Doi Inthanon, the highest mountain in Thailand. It’s a lesser known “snake road” in the mountains here, the roads that draw people from all over the world to experience …

The Wild Sunflower Field

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

The Wild Sunflower Field – In northwest Thailand there is a field, a mountainside, actually, that’s covered in wild sunflowers. If you are there at the peak bloom, it is quite a sight. We were there at the peak bloom. …

Hill Tribe Clothing

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

Hill Tribe Clothing – One of the great treasures of the world are the small regional and district museums scattered around the planet. They often contain samples of local history and insights available nowhere else, not in any guidebook, on …

Tuesday’s Cloud

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

Tuesday’s Cloud – I am not, by this post title, promising a cloud shot every day. I’m sure most of you, who are not sharing my current cloud crush, are very relieved right now. This sunset cloud caught my eye …

One Corner, Five Minutes, 11 Scooters and 14 Kids

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

One Corner, Five Minutes, 11 Scooters and 14 Kids – After lunch today, during which time innumerable examples of this rode by, I stood outside for five minutes and captured most of the scooters with kids aboard. These are not …

First World Problems Anthem 60 Second Spot

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

First World Problems Anthem 60 Second Spot – Our friend, Jay Shapiro, sent me this link in response to my “First World Problems” post. It’s only 60 seconds of your day. Watching it may change your perspective for the rest …

First World Problems

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

First World Problems – The first world is filled with problems. Do I have the absolute hippest gadget? Do I have the most fashionable clothes? Do I have my kids in the most exclusive preschool? Do I have the biggest …

Another Inexplicable Discovery

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

How does an Airstream get to the northwest mountains of Thailand?   And, once it got here, who decided to turn it into a tourist kitsch version of an Austin Food Trailer?

Death On The Trail

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

Death On The Trail – Here’s what death in nature looks like, at a small scale. This is a dead beetle being consumed by ants.