The French have an expression: the Vietnamese plant rice, the Cambodians watch it grow and the Lao listen to it grow…I must be one of the Cambodians then, here I’m watching the rice grow.
The last time I visited the rice paddy was May 15, 2009, that’s 2 weeks ago and they just started transplanting the seedlings then. It had been thunder showers on and off on Friday, and it threatened to rain while I was taking these pictures. They finally finished transplanting the seedlings this week, and the rains seem to help a lot, otherwise they would have to fill the water daily.
The little black things moving in the water are tadpoles, there are many swimming around.