It is COLD!
At midnight it was 16 °C, and in the morning at 08 it was 14 °C. I freeze when it is below 20 °C, and like a reptile I sit in the morning sun to heat up. Our gorgeous and beloved silver pheasant stood on one leg to stay away from the cold morning dew. The gardeners walk around with sulky faces and jackets and hats. I put my black crocs in the sun to let them heat up. It is a wonderful feeling to put your shivering feet in shoes heated by solar power. Many western tourists ask me how I can stand the heat (referring to the afternoons which always reach 29-32 °C, except in the flowering season, March-April, when we can have temperatures reaching 37-42 °C). I love the heat! How can you stand the cold?
A Thai midwinter scenery from Dokmai Garden in Chiang Mai (Crinum asiaticum purple selection, descretely but elegantly fragrant, 163 cm tall. In the background citronella grass, Cymbopogon nardus).