Harvesting Bamboo Shoots

Our family went to the local temple Wat Greensboro to Tum Boun (merit making) for our mom on Mother’s Day.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/6sec, ISO 100, focal length 70mm, evaluative metering

I knew it was bamboo season also, so we took the opportunity to visit the temple ground where we knew there were plenty of bamboo shoots. We asked the monk for a permission and headed toward the back after they performed a Buddhist ceremony for our mom.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/30sec, ISO 100, focal length 70mm, evaluative metering

If you are thinking about growing the bamboo trees in your back yard do think twice because they spread like wildfire and will appear in your neighbor’s yard one fine Spring day.  I don’t think they’ll be singing Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood theme song.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/250sec, ISO 100, focal length 70mm, evaluative metering

Freshly cut bamboo shoots, I’m thinking of bamboo soup at the moment.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/640sec, ISO 100, focal length 75mm, evaluative metering

My niece helped her mom harvest the bamboo.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/250sec, ISO 100, focal length 98mm, evaluative metering

It’s been a long time ago since I last saw thorns in the bamboo bushes.  Back in Laos and Thailand the bamboo bushes that are in the forest have thorns, and those that grow near the village don’t have thorns.  They are called Gor Pai Banh, loosely translated as the village bamboo. So these are a village bamboo, no thorns in this bush.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/60sec, ISO 100, focal length 70mm, evaluative metering

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/160sec, ISO 100, focal length 73mm, evaluative metering

And my sister made a bamboo soup today, must be my lucky day. The photo was taken with the new lens.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/10sec, ISO 100, focal length 40mm, evaluative metering

Lunch at my Dad

I guess it’s going to be a food post instead of the normal updating of my Dad’s garden.  There is not a lot going on at this time of the year, he cleared out all the corn area.  My second sister decided to pick the male pumpkin flowers for her Bamboo soup, at least they’re good for something.

My lunch for today. I think I’m spoiled when I go over there, she always has the food ready.

And even fresh Apple/Orange shakes for me. :)