Monday, October 3, 2011

the rice paddy now

Will you take a look at that.  It's a little hard to believe that a couple of months ago this drying patch supported an entire ecosystem of ribbiting critters.   Along with his family of helpers, our gentleman farmer harvested his rice, bundling the stalks to be dried before being threshed and milled.
Our farmer friend also plants flowers from seed along the bike trail, rotating them with the changing seasons. The marigolds are just about to bloom.