Sunday, April 15, 2007
Today, I have some pictures of the scenery around my house. These were taken on my walk yesterday around 6:00 in the morning. We'd had a lot of rain and the mist coming off the hills and flooded rice fields added a sense of mystery to the morning. I couldn't figure out what all those dots were in the picture and I thought the lens was dirty but I've determined that the flash picked up the fog "particles" and reflected back.
The farmers are just beginning to flood their rice fields. Most of the fields have a well and pump house near them and when one field is flooded, they just open up a gate and the overflow goes into the next field. I notice that the streams around here are very low too so some of that water is directed into the fields. In a few weeks the rice shoots will be planted and then all this will be a light green color.