I'm afraid I haven't been keeping you up to date with the rice-growing, have I? I did take some photos on July 1st, but didn't get around to posting them here... At that point most of the water in the fields had gone, leaving masses of tadpoles thrashing around in ever-shrinking puddles, which made very convenient snack bars for the herons. Here's how it looked then:
A day or two later more water was let into the fields from the river. Heavy rain also helped to raise the water levels, but not before a lot of little tadpoles had met a sun-dried end.
Today there is still quite a lot of water in the fields and the rice has grown noticeably in the last 10 days: