13 April 2009

Clouds Gathering over Paddy Fields


A walk through a paddy field, where ever in Sri Lanka is always refreshing.

Most of the paddy fields in Pallewela, Western Province are harvested as the festive season is just around the corner.

The month of April comes with evening showers full of thunder and lightening. This is ideal for next season of paddy as the rain brings water and lightening brings nitrates and nitrites to enrich soil.

19 comments:

Chavie said...

Hey bro, whereabout is Pallewela? Is it in the Kaluthara district? There are some awesome paddy fields right here in the western province, which a lot of people fail to enjoy. Some of my favorites are on the 255 Kottawa - Mount bus route (a bus I used to take everyday after school) and another stretch near the Jayawardenapura hospital. Paddy fields also come in handy as excellent kite flying stations in the August kite season! :)

Kirigalpoththa said...

Pallewela is in Gampaha District. If you travel by train it is between Veyangoda and Mirigama. If you travel along Kandy Road you have to turn from Pasyala.

There are some very interesting places in Western Province, and we fail to enjoy them cos we are too busy with our everyday work..

255 Route - Is it the stretch between Pliyandala n Kottawa? I have travelled upto Piliyandala many a times..and love the scenery at Bologoda Lake.

The fields in J'pura hospital is very beautiful. So nice to have such areas close to Colombo.

Flying kites in paddy fields can be as good as in beach on a windy day!

Chavie said...

Yes, it's that stretch, near Suwarapola if I'm not mistaken. Such an open area with a lot of surface water and all. Unfortunately the use of chemical fertilizers and insecticides has dramatically altered the ecological balance in the paddy fields. What was once so rich with biodiversity has now become rather dead stretches of land.

The whole area around the parliament complex is really beautiful, especially the often forgotten area to the back of the parliament.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Suwarapola area is unique cos of adjoining Bolgoda Lake. I have gone that direction couple of times to enjoy water sports.

Agree with the chemical fertizers and the impact.
Its the time we put more effort on organic agriculture and reduce/control the use of chemicals..

Bindhu Unny said...

Hi
Nice to see so much about Sri Lanka in one place. Would love to visit the country.

(Thanks for appreciating the pictures in my Malayalam blog. Do check out the English one www.travelwithacouple.com)

:-)
Cheers
Bindhu

Kirigalpoththa said...

Hi bindhu,
Thought your Malayalam blog had some magnificent sceneries. Didn understand the descripions, but pictures told me everything..Just saw the English one too. Keep it up! Thanks for your comments and yes .. you must visit Sri Lanka!!:)
Cheers!!

Steffi said...

It´s really interesting to read about Sri Lanka!Thank you for sharing and have a nice weekend!

Sylvia K said...

A great shot with magnificent, moody skies! Thanks for the beauty! I would love to visit Sri Lanka!

Enjoy!

Sylvia

Kirigalpoththa said...

Hi Steffi,
Thanks very much for your comments! A nice weekend to you too!

Hi Sylvia K,
Yes it was very moody day still the sky was very attractive!
You would enjoy a visit to SL for sure :)

James said...

That is a great image. I love the lighting and shadows.

eileeninmd said...

Thansk for sharing your photos and blog. The waterfalls look very nice.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shot. Paddy field with clody sky forms interesting composition.

Regina said...

Nice sky!

Amanda said...

beautiful photo. I love the sky and the earth, you captured this perfectly. Thanks and happy skywatch =)

Splendid Little Stars said...

That is very interesting!

luna miranda said...

a familiar sight...paddy fields and cloudy sky. great shot!

Kirigalpoththa said...

James / Eileeninmd / Rajesh / Regina / Amanda / Splendid Little Stars / Luna,

Thanks all for your wonderful comments!

Best Rgds
K

Chavie said...

2009-04-13T21:34:12.685+05:30


Hey bro, whereabout is Pallewela? Is it in the Kaluthara district? There are some awesome paddy fields right here in the western province, which a lot of people fail to enjoy. Some of my favorites are on the 255 Kottawa - Mount bus route (a bus I used to take everyday after school) and another stretch near the Jayawardenapura hospital. Paddy fields also come in handy as excellent kite flying stations in the August kite season! :)

Chavie said...

2009-04-14T06:43:39.706+05:30

Yes, it's that stretch, near Suwarapola if I'm not mistaken. Such an open area with a lot of surface water and all. Unfortunately the use of chemical fertilizers and insecticides has dramatically altered the ecological balance in the paddy fields. What was once so rich with biodiversity has now become rather dead stretches of land.The whole area around the parliament complex is really beautiful, especially the often forgotten area to the back of the parliament.