The exquiste spiral of a Thai pumpkin vine. Across the Kingdom, the tips of the vine, along with the flowers, are steamed and eaten with chillie or boiled with other vegetables.


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I am an Australian expat living in the hills of Mae Hong Son province Thailand (please visit cavelodge.com). I photograph almost everything, above and below ground.

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  • Indrani Ghose
    Indrani Ghoseabout 5 years ago

    It is like extending a curl of friendship.
    Beautiful shot!

  • John Spies
    John Spiesabout 5 years ago

    Thanks Indrani. Great comment and analogy, but what happens next? Does it wraps itself around you and then slowly strangle?

  • Lass With a Camera
    Lass With a Ca...about 5 years ago

    I think the curl of friendship hypnotises you and then makes you fall over. It was either that or the Chang… hehehe. I love this shot. Beautiful crisp and clear!

  • You were looking at it upside down. Can you remember the Thai word for pumpkin? Was tempted to title it that but…there seems to be lots of rather conservative people on this site

    – John Spies

  • Lass With a Camera
    Lass With a Ca...about 5 years ago

    Ahh yes… perhaps could be translated as “jiggy jig what you use to turn meat over the bbq with”. :O) See I am a conservative translater… the world needs more people like me to convalute and mangle foreign languages hehehe

  • Yool
    Yoolabout 5 years ago

    Your image made it in the top 10 of our challenge
    Well done !!!!!

  • Lovely, thanks Yool, I am green with…pleasure

    – John Spies

  • emel
    emelalmost 5 years ago
    very nice detail.lovely
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