I'm so pleased to see that you are keeping the Scottish side of things up dear Ian.
I do hope that this crater does not become very active in the near future mind you. Do take care :)
Warm wishes my friend, Amelia
There was plenty of action, Amelia, besides the downpour and the steam, the gases and the shakes, but none of these deterred me. But there were sellers every where, people offering umbrellas (Mikado Tartan resembles Murray), parkir (parking attendants) and unpredictable tourists who'd do the silliest things without warning. Of all these one has to take care - real care or one might be trampled, and may never come down off the mountain! I wasn't sure whether it was the high altitude, the gases, or the rain on the brains that made them all behave crazily. But I survived.
BTW, I thought that little plant struggling amidst the sulphur fumes may have been a heath plant!
LOL! I really like Amelia's comment.
Ian, the thing that makes this photo different and cool is your umbrella. Sometimes good photo doesn't have to be squeaky clean and perfect but the story behind the scene makes it original and interesting. LIKE
It looks like some sort of small rhododendron - Nature is amazing!
Mikado tartan!! So did you buy your umbrella here Ian?
A very interesting look into the crater. Despite rain.
Nice story and picture Ian. Greetings Berend
...ooooh the Global Warmer strikes again!!
Ian - I can see the steam rising from your runoff, and the water rising, as a result!
Is there any sulphur odour there, Ian? It certainly looks like a fascinating place, how fortunate you are to be able to visit it!
And it's a lovely unusual photo, as Ah-Pong so rightly points out - the tartan brolly frame just completes the whole scene so beautifully!
Warmest wishes to the Brolly-boy,
You are absolutely right. What would this be but a photo of a hole in the ground if it weren't for the Mikado Tartan, the rain and the story!
And thanks for the affirmation.
Sorry, Amelia, I kindly gave it back to the donor who said he would use it again for every other wee Scot with whom he may become acquainted, any, that perchance arrived amid the swirling mists and rain and the falling gloaming, might need to shelter beneath a Mikado Tartan.
I am glad you and I get to go to so many different places together through Panoramio! There's always a story whenever you have a billy on the campfire.
Sulphur odour, Hazel? I passed on your greetings to the brolly boy and I returned his brolly too. Sulphur, how could I forget? Sulphur odour adds to the odours of Indonesia spicy cooking and makes it all a olfactory experience one doesn't forget.
There are always many layers to the experience of travel. Remember that this particular morning I had woken to the scene of water falling through gentle blue mists, rice farmers washing beneath bamboo runnels, and my careful balancing on muddy baulks that divided filled padi fields. But the smell of Javanese breakfasts being cooked between the farmers cottages is vivid. And when I smell these odours again I will be instantly transported back to the highlands of Central Java!
Love and blessings, dear friend.
steam, sulphur, fog, rain gathering around the cauldron... boil and bubble.... toil and trouble... on the High Road to Scotland, evidently.
;-))) Funny title and shot! Greetings, Mathias
A little fun and variation with the camera always enhances an album, don't you think. Thanks Mathias.
Thought maybe that was your hang glider with the tartan
As long as I don't have to land down in that sulphurous pit, Marquee, I am quite happy to ride tandem in a hang glider. But kilts aren't the ideal dress for hang-gliding!
Thanks for your visit.
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