Driving up and out of Wenlock yesterday and suddenly all of Corvedale stretched before us. And so much of it YELLOW!
And so it seems that despite a wild and windy spring, followed by the last two weeks of dry and chilly weather, the oil seed rape is blooming. Its heady scent filled the car as we headed to The Crown at Munslow for a family lunch. The fields of it were everywhere, filling our sights as we rounded bend after bend on the narrow lane, shocking the vision at every turn. Then to the south, there was Clee Hill, rising serenely above a lemony sea. It made us wonder what Van Gogh might have made of this landscape, or if in fact the crop is having the last word: that there is little more to be said about yellow.
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But will the oil seed rape make up for the lack of sunflower oil caused by the Ukraine war?
Good point. Not a single bottle of sunflower oil in my local Tesco today.
Good question. Though I understand sunflower oil does have a tendency to go rancid quite quickly. This may also apply to rape of course (?) Will we end up with a lard shortage next (?)
It does look lovely I agree, but it makes me sneeze!
Yes, it can be very sneeze-making, and worse for people with big allergies.
A feast for the eyes but not the nose!
Oh dear. Do you suffer too, Sue. I’m surprised it doesn’t affect me – being a great sneezer re other pollens.
Oh, not a sneezer anymore,,but I find the smell sickly, Tish
I can understand how you might.
Beautiful post Tish! I’ve been trying to contact you via Facebook messenger. Could you look at your messages for my attempts and my email. It is regarding LAPC. I hope we can connect soon. Anne
We always buy English rapeseed oil. I wonder how much of it comes from those very fields? My poor husband suffers something rotten in rape flowering season, but I do enjoy the vibrant yellow.
I commiserate with your husband. Some people are horribly afflicted by rape pollen. It seems to be the crop of choice for farmers this year – very high prices too.
Yup. 25% increase hereabouts.
Thanks, Anne. Have emailed you.
What a gorgeous vista .
And off to the pub, too!
Ah, now wouldn’t that be nice?
“Pint of Boddingtons and a Ploughmans.”
It was a good trip out certainly, Ark. Sunday lunch that expanded into a 3 hour sojourn in ancient hostelry with lots of happy diners and suppers.
It’s cheerful, isn’t it? But then, I’m not a pollen sufferer.
It IS cheering, Jo 🙂
Nice to see that spring has sprung somewhere. Any day now. Another week, maybe 10 days.
Spring seems to have sprung visually rather than temperature-wise. It’s still pretty shivery here with a biting wind. But very dry.
That looks stunning! And fortunately I can enjoy rape flowering season as I’m not affected by the pollen 🙂
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The vistas of yellow are beautiful.
Many thanks, Patti.