Beautiful oilseed rape fields in Ireland…

A Yorkshire Lass in Ireland

In late spring there is suddenly an explosion of yellow in the landscape where the fields of Oilseed Rape come into bloom.  It is grown for animal feed, vegetable oil and surprisingly, biodiesel (wander if I could grow some to power my little car ;-)).  The flowers are also good for honey production, but apparently because of it’s strong taste, it is usually blended.  However, I have found several places on the internet selling 100% oilseed rape honey, definitely would be interesting to see what it’s like.

You cannot help notice this vibrant color as you venture around the countryside and it’s virtually impossible for a photographer to pass without grabbing a shot, and I’m no exception.  The most common image of these fields is usually taken on a sunny day, with a gorgeous blue sky, and plenty of fluffy white clouds. I have nothing against this scene, and I admit…

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  1. #1 by Elaine Ossipov on October 9, 2012 - 04:43

    It looks very similar to what we call Mustard (which is also what they make out of it) in the United States. I’m not sure if it is exact, but it sure looks like it in the picture.

    ~elaine ossipov

    An average American Woman

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