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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 29th May, 2013)

Cross Farm, Standish

Cross Farm, Standish
Cross Farm, Standish in a sea of yellow oil seed rape.

Photo: John Morris  (Nikon D700 with 24-85mm lens.)
Views: 3,726

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 29th May 2013 at 00:26

Lovely John......we have fields of yellow like this here too....cheers!!!

Comment by: Skeets on 29th May 2013 at 00:29

Beautiful, Vincent Van Gogh would have been compelled to paint that.

Comment by: Ellen on 29th May 2013 at 00:59

How lovely the rape seed fields look at this time of year! A very uplifting sight. Thanks, John.

Comment by: Maureen on 29th May 2013 at 06:56

One word John..Gorgeous.

Comment by: Kath Pressey on 29th May 2013 at 09:11

rape fields are stunning- such a stunning colour. i've tried to catch some photos as we pass fields in the car! this is a great photo.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 29th May 2013 at 12:25

That's a lovely shot!

Well composed, and that little blob of red that us photographers like so much :)

Comment by: Mick on 29th May 2013 at 15:08

Ive started sniveling now after seeing that photo, wheres me hanky.

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 29th May 2013 at 19:41

A Sea of yellow, Fills mine eyes;

Hills look down and see the prize
of Butterflies and Bees,
Dragonflies and Fleas:

Clouds and Breeze bring lingering sighs ~ ~ ~

Comment by: Rev David Long on 29th May 2013 at 19:54

Sorry, but fields of bright yellow are alien to the traditional English countryside. I don't like them - especially as the verges of fields planted with other crops end up with a bright yellow border because seeds have blown for miles around. They're aptly named - despoiling our natural habitats. Hay-fever sufferers like Mick won't like them either.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 29th May 2013 at 21:30

Lovely,lovely picture .

Comment by: Janice on 29th May 2013 at 21:36

A lovely hear-twarming image John. Rape seed has been with us since the 1970s and apparently we grow around 400,000 hectares a year. I would say that it has now become a tradition Rev - and the cheery colour must bring a smile to most peoples faces - as well as providing a very valuable commodity and a living for the farmers. However, I respect your right to dislike it and sympathise with Mick's hayfever. ;)

Comment by: John Morris on 29th May 2013 at 22:16

Thank you for all the comments everyone, I thought the colourful summery picture would help cheer everyone up. Sorry about the hay fever Mick it is a dreadful curse. Like Janice I respect anyone's right to dislike the subject of a picture but what is traditional changes with time Rev. Remember that we didn't have potatoes in this country til Walter Raleigh brought them from America.

Comment by: alan lad on 29th May 2013 at 22:56

Ollertons farm picked many a prato in them fields for owd Fred in early sixties.

Comment by: Helen on 30th May 2013 at 15:35

A rapeseed crop certainly makes a colourful splash across our countryside but....it is often sprayed with nasty stuff, neonicotinoids, that has been linked to the decline of bees. There is nothing grown that will at some stage have a side effect on the environment we live in .

Comment by: Ellen on 30th May 2013 at 16:58

I'm interested in how discussion totally changes the way we feel about these pictures! John says he posted this as a morale-booster and that is how I viewed it. Reverend David says it is not "traditional", but then, "talking" about these links with home and our early lives on the internet is not "traditional"! John reminds us, quite correctly, that we didn't have potatoes until Sir Walter Raleigh brought them from the New World and makes a very valid point.
Maybe in the distant future,Rape seed will have been around long enough to have become a "traditional" crop; then the discussion will be about something entirely different!

Comment by: Helen on 30th May 2013 at 20:07

Ellen, I see your valid point but are the photos on WW just for us to Oooh & Aaah about or are they to stimulate discussion? The comments are all varied & in their own way relevent to the photos. I love looking at then & don't comment on all of them. I just enjoy them but when a point is made......

Comment by: Ellen on 31st May 2013 at 00:49

Helen, I'm in complete agreement with you. I did say that I find it interesting, and meant that. It is only by friendly discussion and exchange of viewpoints that we can grow as a society. I did not mean to denigrate anyone else's ideas. (Maybe this is why I no longer make a comment on even the most outrageous(to me)comments are made.)

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