Thursday Photoprompt, 15th February

Thanks Sue for this week’s Write Photo challenge, ‘Between’.

Yellow is not one of my favourite colours. I will avoid wearing it following memories of a yellow frock with a daisy collar I had to wear to a wedding in 1970, and when I was working for the book company, I owned a blue skirt with yellow blossoms on it which blended perfectly with the new decor to such an extent I could stand against the wall and become practically invisible.

When we moved to Lincolnshire in 2007, we bought a property in a village with no pub, school, Post Office, church, or corner shop. In fact, the cottage was formerly the original school, having been built in 1847 and thus full of character.

We had open fields front and back, but less than half a mile down the adjoining lane, we had fields of rape seed.
The smell was overpowering, the colour dazzling and brighter than the summer sun, and I was glad I didn’t suffer from hay fever.
Seeing yellow in Nature was totalling different. I embraced it and enjoyed it. We kept Maggie out of the fields anyway regardless of whatever crops were growing, and the farmers grew to recognise her and her behaviour way before they connected her with us.

Sue’s picture reminds me of a reverse Yellow Brick Road from The Wizard of Oz.
These are some I took of the fields running parallel to the drain between us and them all those years ago.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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18 Responses to Thursday Photoprompt, 15th February

  1. Iain Kelly says:

    What nice fields to have so close by.

    • They were awesome Iain. The ones directly behind us were normally root crops and the ones in front grains or cereal. These were behind the fields behind us on the other side of the main irrigation drain. The smell was wonderful, like wild honeysuckle.

  2. Yellow is one of my favorite colors, especially in clothes. And what a lovely pic.

  3. What a nice glimpse of your memories.

  4. Michael says:

    Lovely photos Di, I have huge green fields behind me, which are beautiful in their own way I guess.

    • Something about open fields. At the moment, we are seeing clusters of snowdrops showing their heads, sometimes under trees as we saw yesterday in the woods, or along the roadside, Makes you feel good to know warmer days are on the way.

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  6. tidalscribe says:

    I did think dusky pink was my favourite, but when we moved to the sea yellow seemed to suit our house – it was a natural progression to have my website yellow and last year I got a yellow Seasalt mac in the sales!

  7. Sue Vincent says:

    I love the smell of the fields in flower… and seeing the countryside painted yellow alway smakes me wonder how Van Gogh would have painted it.

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