I ran across so many charming dogs and cats in Chiang Mai. Saw these two a day apart, last week.
Here’s Sugar (at left, yawning) with Nattapol “Gaow” Nukulkham at a fish spa near Tha Phae Gate. Gaow is a Chiang Mai University photography student who has assisted me on several shoots. You can see a couple of his fine photographs here.
A fish spa is a place where a person exchanges hard-earned money for the opportunity to allow Garra rufa fish to dine on the flesh of their lower legs and feet. Might be a good way for pescetarians and carnivores to rebalance their karma.
This of course is an Asplenium nidus (or for you philistines, a “Bird’s-eye fern”), which I found on a walk in beautiful Chiang Mai, Thailand.
OK, I had no idea what kind of plant this was, but thanks to Facebook I had it identified in no time. So in addition to being a time-sucking, soul-crushing, privacy-invading, seemingly unavoidable stain on humanity, the social media site can actually, occasionally, be useful. Tip of the “like” thumb to David Broadfoot.