Monday, February 22, 2010

To Brighten a Dreary Day

A reprise ....
to brighten another dreary rainy day.
A late-winter pleasure: wine country roadsides and vineyards coming to life
with a cheery froth of mustard in bloom.

14 comments:

  1. Like our rape fields ( for Lorenzo's oil) in the UK. Like sunshine coming up from below. So cheery.

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  2. It's beautiful and exactly what's needed on a dreary Nashville day! gail

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  3. The vineyards, clothed in mustard blooms are just lovely and brightened up my rainy day :^)

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  4. Oh, I always LOVE the mustard blooming in the orchards (or vineyards, as the case may be). I know people think they're pestiferous weeds, but I think they're beautiful - and they're probably doing the soil good. (jo, I love your comment "sunshine coming up from below".)

    Hope your blog redesign is emerging from limbo and starting to bloom in the same way?

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  5. When we lived in Germany there were fields of mustard blooming right by our house. It is a fond memory.

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  6. This is one of my most favorite sights! Wine country in the springtime, ablaze in all its mustard glory...there's nothing better!

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  7. I had forgotten about the mustard blooms this time of year! Great photos!

    Cameron

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  8. Oh i love those scenes of rape seed plants in spring. I only saw that for the first time in Sweden. How lovely, also if there are adjacent fields where colors are different, as in still green, or others have already the pods. Very beautiful expanse of the earth.

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  9. Mission accomplished! Thanks for adding a bit of sunshine to my day, Alice!

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  10. I love the mustard and oxalis fields... so gorgeous. And there is something so beautiful about the sight of freshly clipped anything - that grape pic is fabulous.

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  11. Hello all,

    Happy to share these cheerful images for dark, wet winter days. I spent yesterday in wine country and it rained endlessly. The golden aisles cloaking the hills - a delightful counterpoint to the downpours!

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  12. Oh, I hope my grape vines look like those someday! The mustard is lovely. There's quite a bit of that here, too, but scattered about.

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  13. Hi Kylee
    Wishing you thriving grape vines! Isn't the pattern the vines create a striking image? I spent Tuesday in Wine Country and even though it rained continuously, the view of vine-covered hillsides was spectacular. I'm also lovin' the weedy mustard;~)

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  14. How striking ... stunning painterly landscape... the vines are like sculptures and the mustard like a large brush stroke.

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