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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Sawah Indah

Sawah Indah - beautiful rice terraces. The green rice is high. Some has been harvested leaving muddy pools with clumps of green. Sheer walls green or black wet earth curving around the hillside. At sunset a young guy barefoot comes with a long thin bamboo pole with blue cloth tied in places, sweeps it across the top of a paddy. Movement underneath before it. Ducks emerge. He follows them down paths, through standing water to out of sight. At night sounds of frogs, insects, geckos, birds, running water. In the morning light comes on with roosters. A crane sits high above a tall tree still - must be a nest. Men moving in the paddies here and there across the panorama. One meticulously spraying a terrace.