It’s that time of year again when the patchwork colours in the countryside include the vivid yellows of oilseed rape (canola).
I saw some very young flowers of this crop a couple of weeks ago and wasn’t totally sure what it was. I’d been so used to seeing the flowers en-masse from a distance that I hardly recognised the individual flowers!
I photographed this today. I was able to get close to enough to capture individual plants with their glaucous leaves but was also able to capture the mass of yellow in the distance as the field was on a slope. I haven’t spotted any barley yet but have hopes that barley fields won’t be too far away.