Wednesday, January 28, 2015


"Thai Lotus Buds" - Watercolor by Michele RossIt’s my Birthday!
Its my birthday!
At exactly  11:15 AM Bangkok time on January 29th. So, my birthday celebrations begin at 8:15 PM Jan 28th Nevada time.
Yes, I was born in Thailand, the youngest of 5 children of American parents.  Dad was in the Army of course and an officer, so the whole family lived there.  I have always loved the Thai culture, its art, its Buddhism , the temples , the food and the lush colors. One of my earliest  audio memories is of the bells that line the roofs of the temples by the hundreds and tinkled in the breeze. I now have bells like this on my own patio.   
Tropical climates are still my favorite, the flowers, fruits and smell of the moisture laden air.
Bronze Thai temple bells

My dad was also an artist, doing mostly watercolors as they were easiest to carry when you’re jaunting around the world with a large family, or as in his case, behind enemy lines in the middle of a war.  So today, I’ve also posted one of his paintings of a rural scene in the country of my birth. 
A watercolor my dad did of rural Thailand

Ahh Thailand, I hope to see you yet again one day! Meanwhile, I'll be off to a good Thai restaurant to celebrate! 

1 comment:

  1. Bonjour,

    Je vous souhaite un très joyeux anniversaire... J'aime beaucoup l'aquarelle de votre père.

    Gros bisous ♡ ☼ ♡