Lazy Afternoon Rice Field

My favorite pastime is traveling rural roads and marveling at how beautiful nature is. It’s a pleasure that costs absolutely nothing. The best things are free, and all of that.

The Philippines is primarily an agricultural country. Rice fields are everywhere. All of them are uniquely different. Some are very organized, proportionally segregated and individually labeled. Some are random, a bit of terraces here, a scarecrow there.

But all of them look beautiful, especially at sundown. I love to see the sun’s fading rays peeking through the trees. Or the glint of gold bouncing off the rice paddies.

I love the wisps of clouds that float serenely across the sky. And the myriad of colors that burst when the sun starts to say good night.

He says I’m a country girl at heart. Maybe it’s true.


  1. These are awesome pictures. The beauty of nature is always a welcome sight to anyone. Thanks for sharing.

  2. nice..beautiful shots..specially first one with well composed two trees.(i think one stop down in aparature would have better as sun portion is little burned, isn’t it)

  3. Fantastic photos and equally fantastic poetic captions. There is a budding artist inside of you yearning to burst forth in the open. Only the eyes of a true artist can see the inherent beauty of nature as painted by the Master Artist Himself- God. Thanks for the inspiring post. God bless you always. BTW, may I invite you to join Filipinos Unite!!!. You may do so by commenting on my blog or by sending an email to stating your name, address, name of blog and its url. Thank you so much and God bless you always.

  4. Just by looking at these pics are enough to detoxify myself from the urban life stress. I miss those times when you wake up you smell the morning dews by the ricefield. I want to retire someday with my little hut and my own ricefield, enjoying every sunset just like in the photos.

  5. Wow, I love these pictures. I can’t pick a favorite! I love how things look when the sun is setting.

  6. yeap you’re right about the back roads and the evening sun which just enhances everything in its rays.

  7. I love the pictures! Wish I could travel there. Last week I had the opportunity to drive across the state of Florida for Thanksgiving and it was a beautiful day. Had the windows down and just enjoyed the peaceful scenery all around. And the sun was setting on the trip back…gorgeous!

  8. nice to meet someone from Zamboanga. My wife’s hometown is Zamboanga, too bad i can’t visit their place now, her dad had an unforgettable accident. great pictures by the way! can you post more pictures from Zamboanga? thanks!