The paddies or "tanbo" have just been filled with water. What were empty brown expanses are now clad in silver and pinstriped with thin green lines of rice plants. It is quite beautiful.
A. and I went for a late night walk through the fields and the frogs' chorus was deafening. Here is a very poor recording done with my mobile phone. By "very poor" I mean possibly the worst recording of anything you are ever likely to hear. It will take bloody ages to download and you will be very disappointed when it eventually opens. Don't say you haven't been warned! It does give some idea of the level of the noise out there，though.