Sunday, October 19, 2008

Two weeks ago we went for a drive to Jamestown . The canola was in full flower, and this field was brilliantly yellow.
I stopped to take photos, and wished I could walk into the middle of the field and be entirely surrounded by all the flowers. It was amazing just being on the edge of it.

This is a close-up of the flowers; very simple, but stunning in those amounts.
Then last week on the way to Laura I just had to stop and take a photo of this field of purple vetch. It's a legume crop, and the flowers were so pretty; the whole field was alive with bees and insects, which is a good sign. It would be terrible if Australia's bee population declined like America's has. We all take bees for granted, but they are a huge part of agriculture and we can't do without them.

Wouldn't it be fun if the Canola and Vetch were planted in adjacent fields and flowered at the same time; what a patchwork quilt that would make.

The last photos are of a car we spotted parked near a clearing sale in Jamestown. I couldn't believe that this man would drive around town with such a lethal mix of projectiles on the dash; there are 7 screwdrivers, some plumbing tools,a hammer and a KNIFE amongst all that rubbish. I just hope he never has to brake hard, or he'll wear the whole lot of it!


meggie 5:05 PM  

I have often admired the flowers of Vetch! I had no idea it was grown as a crop, & have always thought of it as a weed.
It is very worrying to read of the bees dying in America. It does make one suspicious of Genetically modified!

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