Sorry about the previous post, but blogger is being a little persnickity in Bali and was behaving a bit strangely, so my comments did not come through. Mostly I wanted to say a bit more about offerings and the amazing things that the Balinese weave from coco palm leaves.
Everything in the previous post was made from this natural fiber, including the elaborate bird. This is a typical temple, with the statues wrapped in special saris. When entering a temple, it is important to honor the customs and both men and women must wear saris. At our first stop, we were a little unprepared, but quickly bought a sari, or piece of fabric, and Jim borrowed one to wear.