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Friday, April 24, 2009

FRIDAY PHOTO

This photo was taken last year at the end of April in North Yorkshire, England. (My hubby's home). I am standing in one of the hundreds of rape fields in bloom that can be found throughout the area during Spring. The fields are so yellow that even on rainy days it is as though the sun is shining brightly on the countryside. I always feel homesick (for the lack of a better word) for N. Yorkshire this time of year since this is when we usually go visit.
It's so beautiful there.

7 comments:

m2elena said...

I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!
You are so lucky to visit the beautiful English countryside, which I've never been! Gorgeous!!!

yorksnbeans said...

Yes, m2, I do consider myself lucky! I get to go there and see it up close and personal, not like a tourist who mostly just goes to the tourist spots.

highplainsgirl said...

That's a great picture! Do they smell nice? I've been to England a few times, the first time was right after I graduated from college. I sold my trailer and used the money to travel to England. I footed (and trained) my way around for three weeks or so (by myself). It was really nice, though it probably would have been even nicer if I'd gone with a friend. Then three more times for work, which is never as fun.

highplainsgirl said...

...trained meaning took the train...

yorksnbeans said...

I just commented on my other post about you going to England on your own....very brave of you!! I'm sure it's one of your most memorable trips! No, the rape flowers don't have a scent, they are just so pretty to see along the countryside. They are always in huge rectangular shaped fields.

highplainsgirl said...

I had made up my mind that I was going to go, and my friends were chickens basically. So I went anyway. It was memorable, definitely.

I was walking down a country road in the Lake District and an older couple stopped and picked me up. They took me around with them on their errands, took me to tea, and generally showed me the rural areas. It was great!


Then one time I was on a train going somewhere and these kids from ... west of England, you know, uh, my brain has shut down... Wales! They barely spoke English but they were thoroughly convinced I was a Famous person from America. It was funny!

I also spent a few days on Aran Island in Scotland, it was absoposolutely beautiful and remote! The youth hostel I stayed in was more like a B&B.

I'd do it again, any day, if I didn't have kids to think about. Only this time I'd go to Norway.

Geonite said...

rape fields?

I didn't know there were fields dedicated to that...