While in Thailand, I was able to find and take pictures of some pretty crazy plants. Here are a few of my favorites:
A few weeks ago, after seeing this picture, I made a new New Year's Resolution to find and photograph a dragonfruit tree. I should have specified that I would like to be standing on solid ground whilst taking the photograph. I got ridiculously excited when I saw these outside of the bus window and even MORE excited when the bus driver took a wrong turn and had to drive by them AGAIN so I could take this picture. My students must have thought I was crazy. Now I need a new new New Year's Resolution.
We kept passing these trucks brim full of (what I thought were) sticks. I asked the Lao teacher sitting next to me and she said that they were sugar cane! I guess it's sugar cane harvest season in Thailand because we saw at least 10 trucks exactly like this one.