Leaving South Putuo Temple

View of Xiamen near the top of the mountain behind the temple.

When natural stone met concrete, they left the tree to mediate.

Restaurant at the top of the mountain.

View of southern Xiamen on the way back down.

A young man made these clever creatures out of palm fronds.

Temple cat takes siesta.

Calico cat nose between toes while dozing, for safe keeping--good advice!

You want I should off the paparazzi?

Joss stick of dhoom.

And I walked here.


Whisker-tizzy as crumbs excite the... creatures.

Frog on a lotus pad. There is a secret here.

Blue lotus flower.