Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Borderline



Happy Wordless Wednesday!



38 comments:

Mariposa said...

This is a photo of a rice field in Japan.

As far as I know, the red flower borders are just that, borders.

There's a bit of a legend about these red flowers which are strangely
considered bad luck, though they are found around harvest time in Japanese rice fields everywhere...

Happy WW everyone!

ellen b said...

Thanks so much for the explanation. The border really makes this an amazing photo! happy ww to you...

Sandy Carlson said...

That's a beautiful field. I wonder if those flowers serve some botanical purpose--perhaps they are bad luck for the bugs. This is a stunning photo.

Gabriel said...

Nice picture, Mariposa!

My post is up too (here). I will now sit and wait to see if I can make it to be first in the website's linky for fourth week in a row! :-)

eastcoastlife said...

This is a striking photo. I love the red flowers running through the fields.

marcia said...

that was soo interesting

catsynth said...

What am amazing color contrast, between the red, yellow and green.

I would not have guessed it was a rice field.

CK-II said...

Very nice colours and lines. Happy WW! :)

mugshots said...

nice photo!

mem said...

your photo made me sing...

Borderline... feels like I'm going to lose my mind... you just keep on pushing my love over that borderline...

sing with me! :D

OneLuvGurl said...

Beautiful! Love the color! Happy WW!

Mine is here: http://blog.mysocalledsite.com/?p=260

Liza said...

It's lovely! Happy WW.

jams o donnell said...

What a beautifl photo. A classic shot,with superb composition and vivd colours. Happy WW

A Simple Life said...

Beautiful! I love the colors ;)

frog ponds rock... said...

I am smiling again... thank you very much Mariposa...

cheers Kim

maiylah said...

i wonder what those red flowers are ... they make the shot more interesting! love the composition! :)
happy WW!

ZJ said...

Hi Mariposa. Kanindot!!
It's a unique way of installing borders for the ricefield... very colorful pa! The contrast of colors make it striking.

snippets said...

that's such an amazing shot! love the colors and the composition! :)

napaboaniya said...

I'm curious how bad luck can those beautiful border flowers be. They looks pretty :P

Nino said...

Awesome colors! ...and interesting.

maya said...

It's beautiful!
So, why put something considered bad luck? you trigger me on that one.

wish to see more of your wordlessness.

Serena said...

Wow, is that for real? Red flowers in the middle of a paddy field? Strange indeed.

Serena

Feathering My Nest said...

What a beautiful way to create a border. WW is fun. Kathi

♥Shabem-®♥ said...

Fab colors here. Wonderful shot!

zamejias said...

My sister - she has lots of stories about Japan prefecture. She loves it there a lot.

secret agent mama said...

It's beautiful and the legend of them is intriguing!

lareine said...

hello, i find the photo striking (especially the border of red flowers--- bad luck or no bad luck)...

anyway, it's my first time to join WW so please drop by my site (if you have the time:)

Kristi said...

What a beautiful shot...I love the color contrast.

Nancy Lindquist-Liedel said...

What a gorgeous slash of color!!

Gattina said...

That's a beautiful picture ! Inspires me for a painting !

Jen said...

This is such a cool picture!!! I LOVE IT!

Chuck said...

Oh wow - that's incredible! Happy WW and thx for your visit.

TheVasquez3 said...

AWESOME!!! really a great snap!

Happy Wordless Wednesday, mine is up come have a little look-see!

jientje said...

Thanks for the explanation, that border makes that picture! great shot!

Jan Parrish said...

Beautiful! Great eye!

Sandy C. said...

Absolutely stunning! I've never seen anything like it....love it!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

OH! How very pretty. I'm so happy I came here. AND I learned something. Gorgeous photo! :-D

Mary, no polar

therapydoc said...

I LOVE it. I'll try for it in a couple of weeks. Next Wednesday I'll be in the air most of the day :(

I really appreciate what you wrote on my post about the missiles in Sederot. Thanks.