I took this photo last week in the Kathmandu Valley, near the village of Palubari, in Nepal. The monsoon season has just ended in Nepal, so the colors of the vegetation are especially vibrant right now. And the people of Nepal are always vibrant, both in their personalities and their dress.
Palubari took its name for the ginger that was once grown here, but this area in the eastern end of the Kathmandu Valley is fertile enough to grow rice, maize (corn), wheat, potatoes and many other vegetable crops.
The corn crops have been harvested already, the cobs and kernels drying in the sun along the roads that run through the valley.
Now the rice crop must be brought in. All the harvesting is done by hand (you can see the scythe in the hand of the woman in the first picture). It is hard, labor intensive work and it must all be done before the major festivals next month of Dashain and Tihar.
This post is a response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturated.
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Wow – all beautiful and the first one stunning.
Thanks very much! I took that first photo from the car, so I’m really glad it turned out.
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Hey there! I just came back from Nepal 2 months ago and it is indeed a country with loud colours! 🙂
Great pictures by the way!
Thanks! Photos just can’t do justice to the riot of colors in Nepal. Hope you had a good trip. I’ve been four times now for work, but have stayed in the Kathmandu Valley due to time constraints. One of these days I will hope to be able to go trekking!
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Just gorgeous! I sure miss Nepal!
Thanks Nicole! One day, you’ll have to go back!
great captures. each country is so colorful in its culture
Very true! Thanks for your comment!
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Such fabulous colours! Love the corn and the rice especially 🙂
Me too – the blue and the yellow together were really appealing. Thanks for your comment!
stunning pictures. The colors are very good. Corn, kernel and the wall in distinct different shades of yellow is excellent
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