Home at last

Nice to be peacefully back from the other side of the world.

Police checkpoints on major Kualar Lumpur seemed to tone down what was setting up to be a nasty election reform rally. Color yellow was outlawed – I wore my ‘I surrender’ white Tee shirt. On the previous day I’d test worn my nice presentation orange MSG shirt without problems.

Bees needed more space -they’re breeding like flies. I gave them a new box with 8 frames of flat wax sheet. By next evening all frames have at ieast 3 mm of drawn out new hexagonal cells.

Next morning they’re still saying they need more.

Kuala Lumpur

East has met the West. I’d love to know what they think. These 3 are one family. We thought this might be wife#3 of an allowable 4, awaiting their car at my hotel. (It’s surprisingly hard to aim the cell phone properly to take photos while pretending to talk with it pressed to your ear)

The Petronas Twin Towers beside the convention center where I spoke at a ‘Green’ conference.

Vancouver to Kuala Lumpur via Amsterdam

8 + 12 hours flying.
Kuala Lumpur has a warm, humid tropical lushness the moment you get off the plane.

From Amsterdam (where security made me delete a good photo of police with finger extended over trigger of a mean looking gun – well at least they didn’t confiscate my phone/camera) over the Caspian sea and Iran, then diagonally across Afghanistan on a clear and starry night, but not one light flickered down at ground level there. Is everyone hiding?

A reminder: 200+ are on death row here for murder; 400+ for drug charges. A current debate says the legislation has been no deterrent to either.
Out of Vancouver the magnificent Rockies gave way  to flat farms, then Tundra. But sadly the Arctic ice and its mysteries were completely hidden under a cold cloud bank.

Vancouver sights.

Poor person’s Plywood Blog: Many broken downtown storefront windows, after Stanley Cup loss. Blog photos are identifying suburban culprits who came into the city for the affair. Vigilante web justice is chasing them. Meanwhile various messages of sympathy and other odd ones are appearing on the plywood.

Funny bike.

Random acts of knitting. Fuzzy vandalism?