27 September 2013

Canola

When driving the country highways, the sight of canola fields on the horizon is such a treat for me. Seeing not only the brilliant yellow, but a rustic old home still standing in the middle of it, had me turning back and driving down the dirt road to pick up these photos.

I wasn't going to step into the long grasses to the fence line; there had been recent rains under that pile, plus too, it's snake-time!  See the house?  It's near the centre of the canola field.



Imagine if it were still stable and live-able, and looking out your window to a sea of yellow flowers
   

25 comments:

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wonderful colors and a great view over the landscape. Amazing !

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

amazing views ... i love those pops of blue & yellow. ( :

Montanagirl said...

Wow, what a neat place. Love that old house, even if it "is" in disrepair. That's part of its charm for a photo-op, however. Love all the yellow flowers.

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures Carole.
What a pity that the house has collapsed, it is a great place.
Greetings Irma

Joop Zand said...

Wonderful colors and compositions Carole.....great photo's have you posted.

Greetings, Joop

TexWisGirl said...

really neat find.

Gert Jan Hermus said...

I love these pictures Carole! I think that the sky in the first picture has an amazing contrast :-)

Greetings from the Netherlands,
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Terri Buster said...

Beautiful flowers- and that is a neat old house...you did get a great shot, even without getting too close!

Merlesworld said...

Fields of yellow it is a pretty sight.
Merle...... ........... ...........

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful views, the canola is so bright and pretty! Lovely landscapes and images! Have a happy weekend!

Ida said...

Great shots. We use to have some Canola fields in our area and they were sure brilliant colored when they bloomed. - How interesting to see that old abandoned house in the middle of the field. Shame you didn't get a closer shot.

Jan Castle said...

Oh yes, I can imagine that...would be a lovely sight to behold each morning! Very pretty as is - rustic and of course, a great picture opportunity Carole! Good Job!

Christian Perrin said...

Love that last photo. A great little "fixer-upper" right there!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I love the old house surrounded by all the yellow flowers. So glad you were able to zoom in on it.

Brian King said...

Absolutely beautiful! We have nothing like that around here! Gorgeous photos!

Stewart M said...

Its a nice but sad picture, I wonder how these types of landscapes will be looked after when all the people who live in these old houses have finally gone.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Bob Bushell said...

If only..............
Great pictures though.

Phil Slade said...

Shame about the house falling down Carole but it does make for a wonderful subject matter in that yellow field. Lovely pictures you took.

dieter michalek said...

wonderful colours.
i like it.

DeniseinVA said...

It is something I love to do, look at what crops are growing in the fields. Your photos show lovely scenery. Great shots!

Roy Norris said...

The yellow flowers would be OK Carole, but the smell would be too pungent for me.

Madge Bloom said...

SO gorgeous, it would be a delight to look out on that!

Jeanne said...

Really love the colors of this field and the old home you captured. So beautiful

diane b said...

I love the canola fields. Your zoom never fails to amaze me.

Wally Jones said...

Carole,

Wonderful image! Love the composition, the colors and the evocative homestead - what stories does it hold?

Thank you for sharing!