April 11th 2014 and the Chompoo Huai is flowering at the Huai Keow Waterfall.

Syzygium formosum - Chompoo Huai

Syzygium formosum – Chompoo Huai

Only one early bird water reveler was to be seen under the watchful eye of his dad.

Water Reveller No 1Water Reveller No 2

Armed men are also on watch. Forest guards at the nearby National Park HQ about to set off to deter and apprehend arsonists and poachers. They have made more than 100 arrests this year I was told.  Police are also on the road ready to turn back buses attempting to defy the ban on climbing the road to Doi Suthep.

Stop Burning - Reduce SmogNo Bus on the mountain