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Saturday, June 02, 2007

Green Fields.....

England is renowned for its green fields, and one thing that strikes you as you step off a ferry, or plane on returning to the UK, is how green everything is. Much to do with the amount of rain this little island gets.



I was procrastinating a short while ago about the yellow invasion of our fields. This is the subject of a small journal quilt. I have called it "Yellow Invasion - Raping the green fields of England." In case you are not sure, this relates to the Rape seed oil.
I feell better now!

6 comments:

sandra wyman said...

always in two minds about rapeseed - it can make a spectacular addition to the landscape - especially in areas like the Cleveland coast just North of Whitby where you get broad sweeps of it contrasting with green and blue. However I agree it can be intrusive in areas such as Wiltshire and Oxfordshire (where I come from) where you don't always get the same panoramas, at least in farmland!

Susan said...

Hi!
I don't really have an opinion on the rapeseed. I'm not from England but have been visiting Birmingham for the past several days. I am, however, just amazed at how green everything is. Today we went to Warwick on the train. The landscape was so pretty. There were roses blooming everywhere. Your piece really does look so very much like the scenery I enjoyed all afternoon.
Susan

Penny said...

I have just found your blog, what a delight. we have rape seed in Australia too, a rather jarring note against green paddocks, but lovely on a dull day, they glow.

MargaretR said...

I feel exactly the same about rapeseed. How well you show it. On top of that I can tell when I'm near one, my asthma comes on.

sandra wyman said...

Thanks for being so concerned about Bixy. He seems to be recovering from his weekend trauma and gradually improving - will update my blog this evening

kay susan said...

Love this! On the one hand, like sandra, I like the contrast of the rape seed against the green and blue, but on the other hand, it's just too bright for the traditional 'english landscape', and we have so much of it now that rather than a contrast, for a time it tends to take over!