Photographer's Note

The local Hmong people around Sapa only manage one rice crop per year. So try to use every available space for growing rice. This makes make for some interesting geometry in the rice paddies the steep slopes around Sapa.

Hmong man appears to have been planting rice in the afternoon. This 'baby' rice appears to have been recently transplanted from the creche areas where the rice is initially grown until it is large and and strong enough to be transplanted. This also gives the Hmong time to weed and till the rice paddies, and hopefully time for the to other essential ingredient, rain, to come.

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