Two in Thailand

After raising three children and watching them graduate from college, Bob and Carol decided to leave the educational field and pursue a dream that had been put on hold for 35 years (since graduationg from the University of Northern Iowa). "Two in Thailand" is the journal dedicated to that dream - to serve in the Peace Corps. This is a personal blog. The opinions expressed within do not necessarily represent the views of the Peace Corps or the United States Government.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Beauty and the Beast

Thailand is a country full of beauty and surprises. One minute, you are beholding an object of beauty and the next minute you are caught by the surprise of the contrast!
The scorpion was found when I moved a large barrel to get a better look at the flower. It's actually a lot larger than it looks because the finger is closer to the camera. Despite the prodding with a stick, the scorpion held its ground. The surprising thing is that three Thai men that were with me did not want to kill it (contrary to what would have happened in America). They just covered it up again with the barrel. I don't know if I am ready to be a Buddhist yet, because I wanted to crush it because it was next to my house!


At 11:22 AM, Blogger MJ said...

I'm with you on extinguishing the pest! The flower is beautiful!

At 9:53 AM, Blogger kristin said...

Yeah..keep the flower - lose the scorpion!


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