"Things You Wouldn't Know If We Didn't Blog Intermittently."
DRY FISH POND The holes dug by fish for spawning can be seen after the pond has dried up.
Okay this has me puzzled, Pond is dry, we see all the interesting spawning holes, but why are all those people standing along the edge?
Not only that, but why are so many of them holding umbrellas? It's not for protection from rain, since the sun is shining. And it's not for protection from sun, since it's still very early in the morning (judging by the length of the people's shadows).
They might be tourists. The link I provided in my other comment says that the fish ponds are a popular destination for field trips. There are also several shadows in the picture of what look like tripods, and the two people on the far left appear to hold cameras. As for the umbrellas: that's a fairly common cultural thing in Asia, not only as a protection against the sun (which I suppose can be pretty hot even in the mornings when it's the dry season), but also because pale skin tends to the prevailing beauty standard.
The idea of Tourism occurred to me
Sun dried wild caviar.
If I understand correctly from my eleven seconds of googling, the ponds are laid dry on purpose from time to time."After operating for a period of time, harmful microorganisms accumulate at the pond bottom. Every two to three years the fish farmers need to drain and dry the ponds in the dry season and remove the bottom mud with bulldozers. This kind of mud is known as pond silt. It is rich in nutrient and minerals, high in density, and is used for repairing and strengthening the pond bunds." (Source)
Excellent information and link. You learn something every day.
Reminds me of gator holes in Florida. During dry season, the gators clear out these large holes in a creek. Eventually, as water levels fall, the fish are gathered in that hole...with the gator. In return for some of them surviving the dry season, some of them get eaten by the gator.
Hello, Minnesotastan... this is Edy. A co-worker confided an experience to me of waking in the early morning to two dark apparitions at the foot of his bed, and finding himself unable to move. I was able to reassure him of the nature of the occurrence based on the information you shared with me, nearly twenty years ago. It is good to see that you and your writing are present.
Hi Edy! I actually set up a section of this blog specifically for information about sleep paralysis -https://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/search/label/sleep%20paralysisI have two file boxes of stories and info, but so far have created only about ten articles about it.