Instagram snapshots: Sajad Rafeeq in Kashmir

Instagram snapshots: Sajad Rafeeq in Kashmir

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

Instagram snapshots: Sajad Rafeeq in Kashmir

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.

Instagram snapshots: Sajad Rafeeq in Kashmir

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.

Instagram snapshots: Sajad Rafeeq in Kashmir

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.

The post first appeared on The Guardian here.

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