Fallen Rice

Thunder and a heavy rain roused us from our dreams shortly before 4am the other night.  A friend had mentioned rain at his place in town the other day but somehow I just wasn’t expecting any where we live.  Lasting nearly an hour we received a substantial amount of water.

The plants needed the water but the effects on our front field were not welcome, though it is interesting to look at.  Most of the surrounding fields were not effected, just us and another nearer the road.  These rice-falls seem to happen every year with no rhyme or reason.  Once they are down they never get back up and it makes harvesting that much more difficult.

Nothing to do with the rice but I like the lines of this plant.