|Heliconias in bloom|
|Can you see a black and white 'something' near the bottom of the stairs in the distance? It warrants closer inspection.|
|At another end of the property... Why do I feel that face looks familiar?|
|Of course, the divine Miss B... I wonder what those two are up to while I am off working in foreign climes to support them in the lifestyle to which they have grown accustomed.|
|Just so long as no one is sleeping on the newly recovered sofa that isn't even in its official position yet!|
But I digress.... My second and final port of call on my visit to Hua Hin's tourist spots was to the King's Summer Palace - Phra Ratchchaniwet Marukhathayawan - built by Rama VI. The teak buildings are connected by a series of elevated, covered walkways and surrounded by lush gardens.
|The sparkle of blue plumbago in the garden bed.|
|You can just catch a glimpse of the sea to the left behind the ancient frangipani.|
|I love this building set to the rear of the palace, presumably for officials. It's too big to be a cottage and too pretty to be barracks.|
|The submerged terracotta pots catch the rainwater from the downpipes.|
|It's official: I am a failure as a butterfly photographer, but I had better hone my skills quickly as I have an exciting wildlife adventure coming up soon!|
Finally, a look at some of the other blooms around Hua Hin that caught my eye.
|The Queen's Flower Lagerstroemia regina|
|The always fabulous Hammerhead Frangipani Plumeria pudica|
|A rather lovely white Ixora with a very narrow petalled, starry bloom compared to the one I have. Here is the link to an earlier post of mine so you can see just how different the two are.|
|It was also quite tall. This was the growth above what was a five or six foot fence. (The gorgeous veined leaves of the tree above are of a breadfruit.)|