Rambutan (Ugly Red Fruit)

Driving through Sri Lanka, we passed many road side vendors selling this odd looking red fruit. I asked my driver what it was so he stopped at the next vendor and bought me a bag full. The spikes are not sharp so peeling the shell did not result in any punctures to my skin. The…

Monochrome Monday: Sunset

Some people see the world in black and white, wrong and right, evil and good, yin-yang, their view is the only possible correct view. They are monochromatic in their thinking. While I have a good deal of respect for principled people, I have a difficult time with those who never try to see the space between yin and yang, to…

Sunset in Sri Lanka

I took 102 pictures in the 27 minutes beginning when the sun tipped the horizon orange until the time it finally set leaving an inky emptiness. Did my rapid fire truly capture the glory of the divine brushstroke? I can’t really say because I always find some fault in my photos. I am never quite satisfied with…

Colombo Sunset

I was relaxing on my balcony in Colombo when the sun started to descend. Initially, I was worried that the rain clouds would deny me a sunset on my final night in Sri Lanka. But, the horizon is deep so there was an opening in the clouds close to the horizon that allowed for a…