|Most of the ogoh-ogoh were waiting in the big soccer field. Nothing happened until dark.|
|this one had blue and red lights in its eyes and mouth|
|never did figure out how this one held that position|
|this one was scary -- and note, they all have belly buttons which means they are born creatures|
|parasols waiting too.|
|The whole crowd on the street stopped and kind of held its breath as the power line was lifted|
out of the way. Sometimes the ogoh-ogoh would inch forward and tug against the line anyway.
|Little girls with pretend headdresses|
|really little ones getting an assist from the dads.....|
|or stopping for a little break, or.....|
|pausing for juice|
We walked back in the dark, with flashlights the hotel had given us, and when we got to our little village the ogoh-ogoh ceremony was just getting underway. It was actually much more fun than the one in Ubud.
|village girls carrying the torches....|
|The village men carried this enormous ogoh-ogoh.....|
|and the young men, who decorated their bodies with paint in so many ways, carried this scary red-eyed monster.|
We're still in the severe jetlag phase, so we got back to our room and crashed hard. We have a large gecko in our room (good luck, apparently), but the thing did its barking noise all night, and combined with the frog symphony in the rice field, I was awake and not all that happy to be surrounded by quite so much nature.
Today is Silent Day, so we hung out at the pool, ate a variety of unsatisfactory mini-meals, and I got caught up on pictures and posts.
|our day's food came in these woven baskets......|
|...containing random packets of various cold and unappealing foods|
|surprise salad delivered, plus an unpleasant tea (which was coffee, strangely, and a cold dense cake)|