Tuesday, March 10, 2009

That's my World! Dry and Wet

heart sugar palms

The year is starting to propel us into the hot season. The fields are dry, the sky is obscured by dust. I took this picture of sugar palms in a very dry field near my house in Salavan. I walked into the field, behind someone's house and walked back and forth to get the angle right.

As I returned to the road, with its one-inch layer of dust, I heard a noise behind me. A woman came out of the house I had been standing behind. I guess she heard me and came out to see who it was. She looked shocked to see it was a foreigner!

Some of the fields are irrigated.

brown and green

The fields in the front are not. Not all fields are irrigated, just enough to farm and to conserve water. Most of the small streams have dried up.

When the heat gets to be too much, we can stop by the Thad Lor waterfall.

fisherman and falls

That's my world, and my contribution to That's My World!

14 comments:

Today's Blah... said...

Wow, what wonderful photos. You really captured the moment. I love that shot of the falls.

Babooshka said...

That first image, tree within a tree is brilliant. Looks like another world to me.

Guy D said...

I love the angle on the first photo, also the last one is fabulous, thanks for sharing.

Have a great week!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Gaelyn said...

Great composition on the palms. I'll bet that waterfall is a great place to cool off.

koala said...

11 years and you still shock the people ha?

Marites said...

I love the first pic with the tree inside the trees:D and oh boy, that waterfalls look beautiful.

J said...

Great photos, espcially of the waterfall. I am going to (hopefully) be visiting Laos later in the year and am so looking forward to it, so I will have a good snoop through your blog when I have time!

Sreisaat said...

If I hadn't known that you are based in Laos, I would have thought the pictures were taken in Cambodia! I can relate with the dust and all :)

Inside Cambodia

Keera Ann Fox said...

Sure does look idyllic!

Glennis said...

Lovely waterfall, looks so cool and refreshing.Great first photo too.

magiceye said...

the waterfalls look lovely and so do those palms!

The Good Life in Virginia said...

enjoyed the photographs and commentary...thanks for sharing your world with us this week.

J.C. said...

Contradictarily, we have heavy downpour almost every evening. But it's always very, very hot during the daytime.

J.C. said...

That's a beautiful waterfall!