Hi Ian, is this Padi a sort of grass? Greetings, Sepp
Weren't ricefields referred to as paddyfields? (& not because of Irish itinerants!) ;) Theolfa
Interesting and nice photo,Sonja
Sepp, Theolfa, Mira, Sonja
Hello Sepp. Padi is the name given to rice as it is grown in the field, and is spelt padi in Bahasa Indonesia and Malay. Sometimes in English it is rendered as 'paddy'.
So Theolfa is correct when he uses the term paddyfields.
In this image, the upper field of padi has been harvested by hand and the heads tied together to be carried to a thresher (usually a small hand threshing machine) unless they are to be further dried. The bundles have been placed on the bund that retains the water in the field and separates each field and level. The lower padifield is yet to be harvested but it is also ready for harvest with its heavy heads of grain.
The woven mat and the old fertiliser bag add to the story of the harvest.
So thank you, Mira for your recognition of story here, and for your appreciation of the image also, Sonja.
And my best wishes to you each, come from Tonga.
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Photo taken in Jatiluwih Rice Terrace, Penebel, Tabanan, Bali 82152, Indonesia
Misplaced? Suggest new location