241206 Muang Khua from an alley cat's point of view
Through the maze of paths near the market...
Beware of crashing into low overhanging structures if you are taller than a five-feet-nothing straycat ;)
Someone's rainwater collection system:
The cat first saw this type of flowers at the house of an Akha village herbalist in 2005:
A week & a half from now, it would see this plant exhibited at a conference on traditional medicine attended by Akha, Tai Yai (Shan), Yao (Mien), Hmong, & other ethnic group herbalists & healers from Thailand, Lao & Myanmar at Chiangrai Rajabhat University.