A field growing plantain trees and coconut trees around a paddy field at Embilipitiya, Sri Lanka. This area with its lush greenery produces paddy, vegetables and fruits in plenty and is a veritable 'bread-basket' of present Sri Lanka.
Paddy fields need a lot of water for the plants to grow. Small earthen bunds of mud are built in these fields from centuries past. The bunds keep the necessary water at the proper level and the excess water flows to the next field. I saw this scene at Eheliyagoda, before the sowing of paddy. The Egrets find plenty of earthworms to feed on, in the paddy fields.
I took this picture while returning from Katharagama, from the bund of the Tissa Wewa. The paddy fields were a lovely green in the sunlight. The white painted Dagoba partially hidden by the branches of the tree formed a nice composition.