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Chinese Shrines Phuket Thailand

Chinese Folk Religion

Book will document the shrines with emphasis on beauty .

I started visiting the shrines out of curiosity and photographing them several years ago. Certainly nothing like them in the USA. Coming from the Phuket International Airport on the main highway is Tha Rue. Most of the shrines are off the tourist path. Side streets and allies.

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Book will be available as PDF, eBook and a hard copy. Approximately 80 to 120 pages. 8×10 image wrap cover printed by Blurb.

Mostly full page spread and some across double page. Printed on quality paper. Will add description each shrine and location.

My Goal is to preserve my art for my children in a physical format where they actually can hold vs digital format.

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Chinese Shrines

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Jasmine one of my favorite flowers. I prefer more than just beauty but also pleasant aroma for my flowers at home. The aroma of Jasmine Murrayya Paniculate is so sweet and strong.

Text from Wikipedia

MMurraya paniculata is a tropical, evergreen plant native to South Asia, Southeast Asia and China. bearing small, white, scented flowers, which is grown as an ornamental tree or hedge.

Range

M. paniculata is native to Southand Southeast Asia, China and Australasia. It is naturalised in southern United States.

Uses

Traditionally, Murraya paniculatais used both in traditional medicine as an analgesic and for wood (for tool handles).

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As a single parent with a 9yr and 5 yr old your lifestyle changes. I now for the time less time to explore and research.

So instead on reviews and places to explore will write about my experience as an expat. Divorced from a legal marriage, custody battle and navigating education system here as a non Thai reader or speaker.

So my magazine take a sight detour for now.

Will still write and try to bring awareness of human trafficking.

Will show case my photography as a source of income for us.

Phuket Aquarium Thailand.

Nice outing for children. For adults would not expect too much. Nice area few places to eat nearby. Walk way along the water nice in the evening.

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In my yard have a lotus or a, water lily pond. Jaeb and I bought this . I have been calling it Lotus. So I decided to do some research about lotuses.

I live in Thailand which is Buddhist and the Lotus is a important symbol. Also Lotus and I call now water lilies are all over. At the temples and next to the rice fields. So by ignorance I just called them all Lotus.

When I started my research some YouTube videos said that all lotus leaves and flowers elevated above the water. All lilies leaves and flowers floated on the surface! I have seen that is not true!

Below is from Wikipedia. Reference to lotus..
while the leaves float on top of the water surface or are held well above it

The one feature I have seen is the lotus leaves, the stem is in the middle and with lilies their is a cleft on the leaf.

Lotus below is a nelumbo nucifere

This is a very important flower in Buddhist.
The flowers are sacred in Thai culture, a predominantly Buddhist society and are also used in traditional Thai medicine, cooking, and cultural celebrations. The lotus is a symbol of purification and enlightenment in Buddhism, rising clean and fragrant above the mud in which it is rooted.

Wikipedia is my source.

As you can see they often call lotus also water lily.

Nelumbo nucifera, also known as Indian lotus, sacred lotus, bean of India, Egyptian bean or simply lotus, is one of two extant species of aquatic plant in the family Nelumbonaceae
seeds may remain viable for many years, with the oldest recorded lotus germination being from that of seeds 1,300 years old
The lotus is often confused with the water lilies (Nymphaea, in particular Nymphaea caerulea“blue lotus”
while the leaves float on top of the water surface or are held well above it. The flowers are usually found on thick stems rising several centimeters above the leaves.
Researchers report that the lotus has the remarkable ability to regulate the temperature of its flowers to within a narrow range just as humans and other warmblooded animals
An individual lotus can live for over a thousand years.
As mentioned earlier, the traditional Sacred Lotus is only distantly related to Nymphaea caerulea, but possesses similar chemistry.

Nymphaea caerulea, known primarily as blue lotus (or blue Egyptian lotus), but also blue water ilily (or blue Egyptian water lily), and sacred blue lily, is a water lily in the genusNymphaea.
The leaves are broadly rounded, 25–40 cm (10–16 in) across, with a notch at the leaf stem. The flowers are 10–15 cm (4–6 in) in diameter.
The leaves grow from the rhizome on long petioles. Most of them float on the surface of the water. The blades have smooth or spine-toothed edges, and they can be rounded or pointed. The flowers rise out of the water or float on the surface

I think sometimes using both works or names in identifying the plant.

As a photography using both names in describing.

As I love photographing them.

Slide show of my Lotus and water lily to enjoy and buy

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