Picture alert! Spring is here!

Every year I am taken by surprise by the early Spring arrival of banks of vibrant yellow flowers – the blooming of the rape seed flowers offering banks of yellow contrasting so beautifully with the bright green of neighbouring fields. So if like me, you feel these vast swathes of yellow enhance our country landscapes,…

Flower Power: Everlasting Beauty

As a lover of nature and of art, imagine my fascination with two floral sculptures which I have recently seen on my travels – on two different continents! They share the same artist and sadly, the same overcast weather! The first is located in Rhone-Alpes, seen on a visit to Lyon last year, just off…

Spring is here – the rapeseed fields are in full bloom

Living here in Hampshire, you suddenly become aware that spring has, well, sprung, when you are surrounded by fields of the most vibrant yellow flowers – these of course are the blooms of the rapeseed¬†plant that are farmed for bio-diesel, vegetable oil and animal feed. Rapeseed has been farmed across Europe¬†for centuries however it was…