Sunday, 17 April 2011

Fields of France

At present, apart from the wonderful fresh sap green of spring, one colour dominates the fields around here and that is a very acid yellow of the rape flowers.

Last year apparently the yield fell and this year the dry weather in France is expected to reduce production with the UK making up the output. Despite this the fields are full of the flowers.

The rape is used amongst other things for the production of  biodiesel consumption.

These photos were taken on the road from Chatellerault to Braye sous Faye.


GaynorB said...

Great minds must think alike!

Tim and Tom went for a walk yesterday afternoon, and took some very similar pics of the oil seed rape in the fields near us, on the road from Preuilly sur Claise to Ligeuil.

We have been surprised by just how many fields of rape are around this year.

norma said...

It hurts your eyes doesn't it? I much prefer sunflowers.