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Hari Merdekaan dan Hari Bulan Pernama (Independence day and full moon)

A very special convergence….celebrating independence under the full moon.A holiday after the flag ceremony and a special ceremony for some in Bali.

This temple is tucked away deep in a valley high in the mountains surrounded by forest….

Underneath the umbrella of an old and wise tree

We walked around the side ofthe mountain from the temple along a steep narrow track.

The views were spectacular, the smells of the surrounding forest rich and fresh.

Back at the temple the ceremony continues…

Thank you to Pak Agus and his extended family for making me feel so welcome…

Orchids such Extravagance!

How lucky am I ….it seems that this is the orchid blooming season in Ubud. Since I arrived yesterday I have seen so many incredible blooms. The gardens here are full of what seem to me to be incredibly beautiful flora. And I have to confess I’m in love with their  colors, their shapes and variety.  Below are some of my finds…..

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Aren’t they magnificent……