The unexpected cooler weather, (of around 19C) during the height of Bangkok's summer seems to be drawing to a close. But it did beg to be experienced by a walk in the park, encountering as we always do, one of its many resident water lizards, which are as long as a metre and a half.
The blossom on the trees provides a riotous canopy for those jogging.
The shorter frangipani trees send an enticing scent as you drift past them, or stop on one of the boulders to drink it in more deeply.
As it's my birthday today, I thought I had better check out the Elderly Centre, above, so that I can become more familiar with my Jurassic neighbours.
Other residents were showing me that I could be agile, in this display of extreme yoga, which is more ambitious than the sessions I have every week at our gym in the condo.
The verdant lawns and the connection to nature seemed to me to be an enjoyable way to spend this annual milestone. Happily the clock seems to have stopped at 12.15, (it was about 4.30 pm). Maybe time will stand still from now on, and I shall become ageless.
Quite possibly not. Which is probably just as well, as the dusk now, is reminding me of the bottle of Veuve Clicquot I put in the fridge earlier today, and that something really needs to be done about it.