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Endless green rice fields are a common view in Kerala, a southern Indian state famous for its greenery and natural beauty.

Growing rice needs plenty of water and genrally there are two seasons, one around June and second around September. Monsoon brings plenty of rain water in the months of June,July and August.

During the start of a new growing season, farmers till the soil preparing it. The mud wall that separates the fields is commonly used as a pathway for villagers to travel in places where there are no roads. Most of the times these mud walls also identifies the land ownership. In olden days fights were common when a greedy farmer push the mud an extra foot towards the other side. (You can see the pathway is not a straight at some places!)


These rice fields are full of tadpoles, frogs and a host of other critters live in the paddies.

A walk through the paddy fields is very relaxing as the peace and tranquility of the rice fields takes you away from the regular world, but it can be challenging at places where mud is slippery.

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Technical - Cropped out the left and top portions. Increased saturation and contrast.

- Reposted image with slight improvement on the top left corner as per Alfred Wilms's suggetion.

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