Bamboo

In Guangdong Province, bamboo is life...

 Bamboo forest near Aozi Town, Guangdong Province, China (February 2015)

Bamboo forest near Aozi Town, Guangdong Province, China (February 2015)

It is a grass, not a tree, though it grows in forests throughout the entire country side. Everywhere you look, bamboo. The newly washed clothes hang from bamboo poles, the scaffolding they use to build all the new construction is bamboo, and they even burn it for cooking. It is split and woven into baskets to carry chickens home from market. And it nourishes our bodies as well as we have eaten bamboo shoots with nearly every home meal we've had at the Cai house. 

I am working on several longer form stories about bamboo and the bamboo economy. Until their complete, enjoy the photographs. Check back soon.