After an unusually cold spring in Perth, we moved up to tropical Bali. We stayed for over two weeks, first in Ubud the Art and Meditation center, then in Semniyak the surf and shopping center. Reading the book, Indonesia ETC. by Elizabeth Pisani, during this time has heightened the contradictions. As the banner photo shows, the Mount Agung volcano became more active. Our stay played out within the predictions that there would be an eruption soon.
No great revelations occurring here. Whatever conclusions I might draw, in the end, I probably miss the point. Instead, I will post some sunrises and sunsets, and some vistas in between. The detailed photos of architecture or lush foliage or Balinese dance don’t exhibit the dynamics of the moment.