This is going into the twelve week of rice planting. The rice paddy sits near a busy road and the sound of cars passing by was real loud that I had to mute the video clips this time. I was on my way to work Friday morning and saw that they were already out there harvesting and worked late into the evening.
It is the second week of harvesting, and the aroma of the rice crops are so nice.
Some sections are still too young to harvest.
They have a huge garden in their backyard and also raise their own chicken.
The rice paddy is a healthy habitat for the little critters and it’s a bug life out there.
This one is a strange looking grasshopper.
The garden spider is still there from last week.
The damselflies normally come out late evening and they are so tiny and could easily be missed.
I almost didn’t see this one.
I Google for the name of this moth and couldn’t find any that would ID it. I think it is an orange leopard moth and has a beautiful burnt orange color.
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.
This is going into the tenth week of rice planting. The hot and humid weather made some of the rice pods mature faster.
I can tell the types of rice by looking at the rice pods now and this is white rice.
The ones that were planted late are still very young.
These are purple sticky rice, the pods are deed purple.
I had to work late again and didn’t get to visit the paddy until after 6:30pm (18:30). I didn’t see that many dragonflies hovering over the paddy. I spotted the green one right before I left and didn’t get a very clear shot. I checked my camera LCD screen and wasn’t happy with it, and by the time I looked up it was gone.
This is definitely a season for the Rooster Comb flower, and it attracts bees and butterflies.
This baby robin left the nest a little too early. It barely could fly and I spotted it by my driveway.