the countryside.

"Not all those who wander are lost". - JRR Tolkien

Last week I had the opportunity to go to the countryside of Tana with some friends. They are overseeing a house being built for someone. Even though I had to wake up at 5am to get ready for the day, it was totally worth it!! The view was simply amazing and the day was perfect. 

This image above is one of my favorites of the rice fields. I did a little exploring while I was there, trying to capture all that I could see around me. I loved how green everything was around me, just amazing!

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It took us close to 2 hours to get there, as we got stuck in some traffic along the way. We stayed there around 3 or 4 hours and took another close to 2 hours to get back home. It was a long day, but totally worth it and I'm so glad I was able to go. 

The truck full of sand got stuck in the mud so the builders were trying to push it out. 

This man was in charge of helping to get all the sand out of the truck. 

In the countryside, you see a lot of these. They are used to transport pretty much anything that will fit inside. They brought wood, large rocks and bricks to the land to be used for the house. 

This sweet little lady enjoyed walking down from her house to the house building site to watch. She would sit near us, talk to us, She lives with her grandchildren there in the village. They would be gone working all day, so thankfully she had us there to hang out with. She continues to come each day and watch the house building progress. 

I thought this little white house was cute, so had to take a photo of it. 

This young boy was counting the cups of rice, making sure all the workers had enough rice over the next few days. 

"Don’t forget-no one else sees the world the way you do, so no one else can tell the stories that you have to tell".  - Charles de Lint

I caught a glimpse of this small little village as I was on my way to the countryside. I wasn't fast enough to get a photo of it until on the way back to town. I'm glad I got this shot, it's such a beautiful area.