I like colour, and one of my favourite colours is yellow. At this time of year we have an abundance of deep rich sunny yellows in both gardens and in the rural landscape.
The canola fields are in full bloom on farms all around the province. In my daily drive to the stables I go past many brilliant yellow fields, and can't help stopping to get shots with my camera. Depending on which way the wind is blowing, I also get a large dose of the very sweet scent of the flowers--almost a talcum powder smell, as best I can describe it. It's the kind of smell that seems like if you took in too much of it, it would make your teeth hurt.
Shot one shows the tree islands in the midst of the canola plantings, with the rusty rail-line tracks running across the bottom of the photo. These tracks will help transport the harvested crop so they have earned their spot in this photo.
Our day lilies are starting to bloom, with the prolific little Stella D'or being among the first to show itself.
I'm not sure what these cheerful little things are. I have a large pot of decorative millet planted in the front of the house, and these bright trailers are the filler plantings at the base of the tall millet. I like them for their colour (such a sunny yellow and a very nice green on the feathery foliage) and their form. I'll have to keep an eye out for them again next year when I'm shopping at the greenhouses in the spring.
Jim and I happened upon this house twice in the past week, both times by accident as we were heading elsewhere and/or following some of the many city street detours. On the second occasion I had my camera with me so we stopped and got a photo. I like everything about it--the cosy size, the way it nestles into its environment, and of course the great colours of the house and the decorative trim. It's always a pleasure to encounter people who aren't afraid to use colour.
Rounding out today's shots, here's another canola image. This is a panorama I took today on a side road. I haven't done any panoramas for a while as I tend to forget they are an option, but with the big lens, the only way to get the full feel for the spread of the fields was to do a panorama. I've sized it down to fit into the space allotted here, but the original width of the panorama as created would come in at 54"/ 137 cm!!