Dipping into Nature’s Treasure Trove
Our one motorcycle, two boats, four caves loop, out of Van Vieng, reminded us how eye-catching, brilliant and varied the small creatures of Laos still are- cocooned in far-flung swathes of verdant green- a world upon themselves
Down near the Nam Xong river, little clouds of butter colored butterflies circled the muddy paths in flickering zigzags. Dark iridescent Great Mormons, the size of small bats, careened along dizzily in couples. Once in a while, the most decorous in this colorful pageant settled down for a rest- and M got his chance at a photo shoot!
It’s good to be reminded that there’s an inherent balance in nature: I wish our waste removal systems were as pervasive, quick and sustainable as these tiny workers: Here a piece of banana, a few minutes after crash landing on a stony and deceptively empty path