I love paddy fields. It was one of my favourite places to visit. We used to play a lot around these fields = awesome childhood! Here’s one of the Cattle Egrets in flight on a dewy morning in one of Sri Lankan paddy fields:
Here’s a picture of my little sister walking through a paddy field. She doesn’t have much experience running through paddy fields as she grew up in the UK and haven’t had a chance to get familiar with them. Me? I like the muddy experience.
And something unfamiliar I came across that day:
I think it is one of the owners of the fields who prayed to protect it or to let it grow without problems. The rice plants are still in their young days.. Maybe it was to keep the devils away. It’s made of the leaves that we call “gokkola” in sinhalese (I don’t know the english word, if there’s one!) and they have also made use of two king coconuts. The structure is very creative, isn’t it?