Indulge me and click this photo!
Tree islands floating
on brilliant chartreuse seas
grass becomes shoreline
An UNrelated article (it was raining when I posted the above)
- Rainy Day’s In Cambridge (barefootvintage.wordpress.com)
31 thoughts on “Photo Friday: something to cheer you”
Indulging you brings great pleasure. What a gorgeous sight – nothing can beat the luscious greens of spring and the islands seem happy in their verdant sea.
Annie, you are the only one out of seven visitors, so far, to have indulged me. LOL! So you were able to really take in the full scope of this view. Thank you!
Winter was pretty harsh this year. Not that it was over-cold, but it was l-o-n-g and DULL. This view, on the way back from seeing the Mountain Farmlet, was one of those moments that just take your breath away. And of course it is always better in real life! 😀
Lovely photo, looks like mustard.
Is that this year’s crop already?
Just read your reply to Annie; I can’t believe how far ahead you all are down there!
You should see what Florida, Texas and California are doing already!!! 😉
But they don’t really get a winter anyway though, right?
(Plus we were stuck in March weather right through April and now, within the space of a few days, have been thrown head-first into June… totally BIZARRE weather anymore.):
Yes, the weather has been bizarre everywhere!
Actually, Texas does get winter – depending on the year. This one wasn’t so bad, but I’ve seen snow at Christmas, terrible ice storms and two-week stints of freezing weather. It’s never more than a couple of months, though, which makes it more bearable!
Deb, yes, it is this years crop! It’s rape seed, or ‘Canola’ to you, and I seem to recall reading that they are related. 🙂
Yes, the powers that be didn’t like the original name and changed it to Canola – a combination of “Canadian” and “Mazola*” (oil).
Also according to Wikipedia, “The word “rape” in rapeseed comes from the Latin word “rapum,” meaning turnip. Turnip, rutabaga, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, mustard, and many other vegetables are related to the two natural canola varieties commonly grown…”
Thank you for this information, Deb. 🙂
it’s beautiful! and thanks to the comment before this one, i now know what it is! how beautiful! does it make you feel like bolting into the scene and running through the fields like a child? it’s truly pastoral and poetic and beautiful!
It never even crossed my mind, Lisa. To do so would have cut a path through the loveliness and spoiled the view. Besides, it was squelchy mud underneath that sea…
Uh-oh, have I spoiled it for you now?
How gorgeous and you are right, it looks even better in full landscape, c
Celi, thank you for taking the time to look closer! 😀
Well worth the click.
Thank you, Tom! 😀
Loved the “big view” when I peeked earlier. Actually (uh-oh, here it comes) I saw it as meringues floating on a sea of custard. Then, I got with the program and saw it as islands in the stream. Of course, that reminded me of this! Dolly and Kenny are fine, but this is better!
I’m glad you liked it, Linda! Thanks for sharing the video too! 😀
Thank you, Patti!
Thank you Carine!
I would like an enlargement of that photo on my wall! 🙂
On its way, Pam! 😀
We have a lot of Canola fields here too! Aren’t they just gorgeous? Good job getting the horizon just right. That’s an easy one for me to flub up! I’m too busy looking at the pretty flowers to catch my tilting horizon!!
Yes, they are, Lori! We were by there yesterday and they are already gone to seed. 😦
Gorgeous! My mother came home from Scotland with so many pictures of fields like this!
These fields really are lovely! Didn’t know they grew this crop in Scotland.
They do! I remember her calling it Rape, but I didn’t know it was same thing as canola
Yes, and I am uncertain as to why they changed the name. (But, probably when it became a GMO product.)