Our family went to the local temple Wat Greensboro to Tum Boun (merit making) for our mom on Mother’s Day.
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.
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.
- Television’s Greatest Hits – Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood
Freshly cut bamboo shoots, I’m thinking of bamboo soup at the moment.
My niece helped her mom harvest the bamboo.
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.
And my sister made a bamboo soup today, must be my lucky day. The photo was taken with the new lens.