Fields and lakes, and the blossoming of nature, take the lead in these images of Instagram snapshots: Sajad Rafeeq in Kashmir and its seasonal produce
Harvest time tea break
Rice is grown as a staple across the Kashmir valley and harvesting starts in October. Every family member gets involved and they stop for frequent tea breaks.
Fields of saffron, Pampore
Women collecting saffron in Pampore, known as Kashmir’s Saffron Town for its precious, high-grade spice. The blossoming of the saffron crocus marks the start of winter in Kashmir, turning vast fields into a purple canvas.
Floating vegetable market
The floating vegetable market on Dal Lake is the only one of its kind in India. It takes place every day from 5-7am, and most of the vegetables are grown on the lakeside.