This is going into the eleventh week of rice planting, and the aroma of the rice crops are so nice. When I drove by earlier this week, I saw that they started harvesting the mature rice crops already.
It has been so hot and humid, and this weather has made some of the rice pods mature faster. The weather here is not as hot as in Laos but real close and ideal for growing rice crops. I wasn’t sure if I would be able to visit the rice paddy yesterday evening since it was pouring rain in the morning. I’m actually glad that it did, we needed rain real bad and it was a beautiful sight to see the heavy rain.
Purple sticky rice
The scarecrow is a great idea as you can imagine flocks of crows coming down to eat the rice crops.
I hope she won’t miss her Lacey long sleeves t-shirt.
And this cute oriental red hat, I’m glad Lee didn’t come with me otherwise she would want to take it home.
I told my co-worker who was harvesting the rice that there is a huge spider and she said she is not afraid. Actually these spiders are quiet harmless and you can find them in the garden and rice paddy. I’m actually embarrassed to call this huge since the Australian spiders are a lot bigger, you need to check out truel’s blog post for a giant Aussie spider.
I think I must have looked like a giant to this little guy.
I didn’t see many dragonflies this week, and finally get a clear shot of the green dragonfly.