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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 23rd April, 2023)

They Call it Mellow Yellow


They Call it Mellow Yellow
Whistling a happy tune in the fields behind Pepper Lane.

Photo: Poet  (Lenovo TAB 2 A10-70F)
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Comment by: Garry on 23rd April 2023 at 03:38

They call it Oilseed rape, it looks so nice from a distance. Reminds me of Summer is not too far away.
Cheers Poet.

Comment by: Wigginlad on 23rd April 2023 at 07:00

Lovely photo Poet, very soon we are flying to Spain and one of the most beautiful sights is looking down from above seeing all those yellow fields of rapeseed at this time of year.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 23rd April 2023 at 08:54

I always think fields of rape look beautiful amidst surrounding fields of green. Sometimes you see stray plants by the side of the road where seeds have obviously been blown by the wind and taken root, and it is such a cheerful yellow. I imagine that field will go to make rapeseed oil and margarine when it is harvested.

Comment by: Alan on 23rd April 2023 at 08:55

Dandelions they are everywhere this time of years. They look so nice spread over fields in large groups.

Comment by: Veronica on 23rd April 2023 at 09:00

“ You’l remember me when the west wind moves upon the fields of barley,
You’ll forget the sun in his jealous sky
As we walk in fields of gold…”

Mind the nettles cos they Sting a lot…
Find a dock leaf to calm the spot
Amongst the field of gold….

Comment by: Sue on 23rd April 2023 at 09:52

Lovely to see Linseed oil plants growing and widespread across the bourgh.

Comment by: Gary on 23rd April 2023 at 10:13

Poet - Mellow Yellow, Donovan, 1967.
View the pike and There is a Mountain comes to mind.
An evocative photo.

Comment by: Veronica on 23rd April 2023 at 10:18

Before Alan and Co insist it isn’t a field of barley …I know it’s not - it just reminded me of Sting’s lovely song ….

Comment by: Joan on 23rd April 2023 at 10:20

We have some of this growing behind our house but I've never heard it whistling, ours makes more of a rustle.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 23rd April 2023 at 11:37

I'm cussing you now, Veronica, because I can't get that blinking song out of my head! (Only joking.....I love its beautiful tune and lyrics).

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 23rd April 2023 at 13:16

Thank you Gary...I couldn't think who sang Mellow Yellow. Donovan of course ! Wonder if he is still around....must ask The Fountain of all Knowledge.
Wonderful photo Poet.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 23rd April 2023 at 14:15

It is a lovely song Veronica,I still prefer Eve Cassidy's version though.x

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 23rd April 2023 at 14:24

Yes, Donovan is still with us, Helen, but is 76 now! I read his book, "The Hurdy Gurdy Man" some years ago and it was good.

Comment by: Alan on 23rd April 2023 at 14:53

Could be farmdoc.

Comment by: Gary on 23rd April 2023 at 15:28

Helen - one of his nieces is married to a teacher in Norwich. The couple were friends of my son. I'd known them for over a year before this nugget of information was passed on by my son!!
Irene - apparently feels overlooked in 60s nostalgia videos. I think he was one of the best.

Comment by: Veronica on 23rd April 2023 at 15:46

Agree Elizabeth.. she left this world far too soon.

Comment by: Cyril on 23rd April 2023 at 17:08

Wonderful flowers for Bees, both Bumbles and Honey, when awoken with the warm, early spring sunny weather, and there aren't many flowers around for them then these fields will be like bee heaven for them.

You can buy Rapeseed Honey here, but at £10.95 a jar, I'll be sticking to Marmalade. https://localhoneyman.co.uk/shop/rapeseed-honey/

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