The Punakha valley of central Bhutan is full of rice paddies. We stopped to say hello to this woman on our walk to the fertility temple on a hill above the paddies. It’s all done by hand and it’s hard work! Planting is done on a “good day” according to astrologers, but harvesting and maintaining the crop are on the schedule of Mother Nature.
We head south of Bumthang province today back towards Paro, arriving in two days. We all plan to hike to Tatshang, aka Tiger’s Nest, a monastery perched high above the valley floor on a cliff and have been getting ready by walking and climbing temple stairs.
Thanks, John! It was a great tour all around this year, it was my third time there and that’s partly why – you get very comfortable with the places you’re going…but also because we had a lot of serendipity occur with things along the way on this one! So many photos to review now, but not till the book edit is finished in November!
I love this simple image.