Rape in the fields!

No, not that kind of rape! When I was living in the UK it was always called rape, but rapeseed is known as canola in other places, and colza here in France. Whatever you call it, the countryside is transformed into fields of gold at this time of year, rich with the yellow flowers. It is absolutely stunning to see and certainly makes a cheering sight after the bare winter pastures. I am in awe of the speed with which it grows and produces the flowers.


DSCN2730The daily walks are definitely made all the more pleasant with such lovely views.

A Bientôt!

About Al in France

Dreams do come true and I am now retired and living with Maggie, my chocolate labrador, in France in the Deux-Sevres. I love travel and photography and hope to combine both interests here to make a record for myself, and somewhere where I hope you will get to enjoy a part of my life in this region, in France and further afield when I get the opportunity. Please feel free to follow and comment. A Bientot!
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2 Responses to Rape in the fields!

  1. Frank Kelly says:

    Thanks Al for these beautiful images, which take me back to my first visit to France in 1988, when the magnificent yellow fields of rape lodged deep into my first impressions. How blessed you are to now call these fields home..


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