Yellow Monday (5)

Even in my retirement, I want something to cheer up when starting on a new week.

After several weeks of rain, the kind Sun did show his face yesterday, However, this could be brief; forecast is that it will be followed by at least several rainy and cloudy days.

My mind still wanders back to February / March when our hearts were uplifted by the yellow rapeseed flowers in Luoping,Β  Yunnan ofΒ China.DSCF3137

I hope you don’t mind me posting a few more images showing similar but not identical view of the yellow fields.

What a joy it was to walk among the yellow fields. WeΒ felt blessed to be there strolling the fields when the flowers were in full bloom.CIMG3269

While I tried to take pictures without tourists in the images, but sometimes I feel that their presence would further remind us of the happy time when we were down at the fields.

Have a great week πŸ™‚

78 thoughts on “Yellow Monday (5)

  1. Yes, the images of the yellow fields and the whole view with the hills and skyscape are a beautiful picture. It is important to have beautiful images that we can look back on and just love them for the joy they give us. I love nature, and I also like the nature of the artistry of the orient, that to me surpasses European artistry. To review the images that give us bliss and peace, I think is what many people want, but don’t quite understand that they are needed. Thank you for your most marvelous posts.

    • Hi laverndewilde, glad that you like the images. I have always loved Yellow and the effects it has on my mood. Most of us want to have inner peace and I always want to be at peace with myself, my friends / family, the outside world etc. Thank you for the perusal and comment πŸ™‚

    • Truly, life is so much more beautiful when one embraces one’s inner peace, and yellow definitely has an alchemical effect upon our inner essence. It is quite wonderful that you share all your travels and personal moments of feeling for people around the world to experience!!!!

    • I have thought about this, if I keep my travels and my personal moments to myself, it won’t make me any richer or happier. The things on my blog are things which I would like to share with my friends and I cannot see why I cannot share them with my readers. In fact, this makes my writing of the posts all the more worthwhile. Of course, I like people sharing their thoughts with me in return. As such, I cherish your comments. Have a good day πŸ™‚

    • I* think as long as the tourists are not prominent in the image and not distracting attention, leaving them in the image is OK. Thank you for the perusal and comment πŸ™‚

    • Hi, they are a crop grow for oil but they rotate them with other crops when they are not in season. Thank you for the perusal and comment πŸ™‚

  2. I’ve seen this same crop growing on the prairies in Canada and you are so right, its brightness and colour just lift your spirit! Such a bright and happy colour and beautiful photo. Thank you for posting. China has such fantastic scenery!

    • I need to be in a mood to go at something with a purpose; so will also need to be uplifted at times. Thank you for the perusal and comment πŸ™‚

  3. I just love those yellow rapeseed fields …. they have just started blooming here in my county now … a week later than normal, but the rain we got yesterday have got them going now. Over here they only grow it on the field for one year .. and then they give the soil a break for a year and then they grow it again. Our airport buses use rapeseed oil as fuel, maybe I already told you that. I just love this sight .. yellow … yellow … and more yellow. And I love your photos.

    • Hi Viveka, thanks for the information. It will be great if rapeseed oil can be more widely use as their production / usage produce less pollution. I am very much attracted to yellow color in nature and, as you, just love it. Thank you for the perusal and comment πŸ™‚

    • My pleasure, Michael .. It says on the buses that they take 70ltr of oil in one tank – that takes a lot of flowers. *smile I love yellow flowers of any kind too … it’s like the sun has landed on earth … makes me so happy.

  4. Rolling fields of rape. How lovely! They surely lift the spirits. We have been enjoying some long overdue sunshine for the last few days. Another ball of yellow to lift the spirits and gladden the heart. Have a lovely week, Michael. From one retiree to another!

  5. When I first saw these, they reminded me of the canola that farmers are just recently starting to grow here in Oklahoma. I see from some other comments that they are similar. I just discovered the plants this spring, but have never had my camera with me when I’ve encountered them.
    Beautiful flowers and their sunny color make me happy!

  6. What a beautiful field! Thank you so much for sharing, we do not have fields of flowers like this where I live.

    • We also don’t have fields like that where I live; that was the reason for travelling to this corner of China to view them and sharing them with my readers. Thank you πŸ™‚

    • From what I gathered, there are many places in the world where heavy and prolonged rain has been recorded. We need something to uplift our spirit. Regards, Michael

    • I have been posting yellow field for several weeks. Glad that you never have too much of them. Thank you for your continued support πŸ™‚

  7. This made me feel homesick, as there are fields and fields of rape flowers all aroud Cambridge in England, where I went to University. I used to make a point of going there every spring to enjoy the miles and miles of dazzling yellow. I agree with you that it’s very uplifting.

    • Cambridge is so beautiful even without the yellow flowers. I was there early spring many years ago when there were so yellow crocus and I thought they were great already. I can fully understand your home sickness. Thank you πŸ™‚

    • Hi furrylittlegnome, thanks so much for the nomination which I understand are important awards. I have decided not to pursue or accept any nomination / award during my retirement and for this reason, I have already turned down all similar awards. Knowing that my blog is read in many places of the world (over 160 countries) is already my biggest reward. With regret, I have to decline the nomination. Thank you once again for the nomination which is very much appreciated πŸ™‚ Michael

  8. Looking at the yellow fields (even only through your photos) are quite uplifting. I would probably be the most annoying tourist if I visited there cuz I could just stand there for hours and on and breath it all in. πŸ˜‰

    • I am glad that readers told me that these yellow flowers also exist in Canada, Australia, Tuscany, USA and even in Cambridge, UK. Glad that these flowers bloom and flourish in so many countries. Thank you πŸ™‚

  9. As most people know retirement has changed, gone are the days of lazing about and playing golf, we have learnt that this is simply not enough to keep us going. On top of that, when we are not under a constant assault of demands from coworkers and clients, we have more time to “feel” our moods, so a cheering up is often needed. Thank you for sharing and I am sure it pleased you as well.

    • All people will feel up and down from time to time, sometimes, also influenced by the weather – which may prevent you from outdoor activity. Thank you for your perusal and kind comment πŸ™‚

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