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, Yunnan of China.
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. We felt blessed to be there strolling the fields when the flowers were in full bloom.
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 🙂
I love yellow! Such a happy colour…. thanks for cheering up the start of my week too!
Thank you Chasquitta for the perusal and comment 🙂
These yellow flower fields are so uplifting (and yes, we need that even in retirement)!
Thank you Tiny Lessons Blog for the perusal and comment 🙂
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 🙂
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 🙂
Fantastic! The tourists give perspective. Great shots. Thanks!
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 🙂
Beautiful fields Michael!
Thank you, John, for the perusal and comment 🙂
Such a beautiful landscape!
Thank you 🙂
Amazing, how vast these fields are. Isn’t rapeseed grown for the oil?
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 🙂
Wow how beautiful the yellow fields. Lovely, lovely!! Thank you so much.
Hi Sue, your comments and support are much appreciated 🙂
Thank you, Linda, for the comment 🙂
These fields are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing, Michael.
Thank you, Jane, for the perusal and kind comment 🙂
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!
Hi, they are similar to Canola which Canada has plenty of. Thank you for the perusal and the kind comment 🙂
Yes even as retirees.. the need for a purpose, a start to the week, is a necessity… I love the photos of the flowers…
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 🙂
ciao! such beauty inspires happiness…reminds me of the sunflower blooms through the tuscan
Would like to visit Tuscany someday. Thank you for the perusal and comment 🙂
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 🙂
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.
Have a great week 🙂
I wish you a pleasant week too. *smile
May you have a very happy and peaceful week 🙂
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!
Hi Corinne, it is great to hear from you again! Glad that you have some sunshine. Have a great week for yourself as well 🙂
Thank you 🙂
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!
I think canola and rapeseed belong to the same family. I have longed to see a sea of yellow flowers, this trip has really uplifted and satisfied me. Thank you 🙂
Perhaps I need to go find the canola fields again after a day like we had here in Oklahoma today, I need to be uplifted.
To see the yellow flowers in the field actually moving with the wind would be even more uplifting. Have a great week 😉
trying, I don’t know if you get any world news. Our state, and my community was hit by yet another tornado; the deadliest one in history. 91 dead, 30 of them children mostly from an elementary school. I and my home state need much uplifting and prayers.
Yes, I am somewhat shocked and saddened by the number of deaths. At such times, we need uplifting and united by prayers. Best wishes for all, Michael
They had a lot of confusion and the initial death count was off. They are now saying that it is 24 deaths with 9 children. It is still too many, but better than 91 and 30.
We learned that as well. Have a good day!
🙂 thanks for keeping up with us Oklahomans! we really appreciate the care and support!
Will have them in my prayers 🙂
Yellow is my favourite colour! Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures. Now I want to see fields of rapeseed flowers for myself ^-^
The sea of yellow flowers is indeed a “must-see”. Thank you 🙂
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 🙂
Fabulous yellow fields! Thanks for making my Monday!
Hope you will have an enjoyable week 🙂
I love to see this beautiful yellow field!
Thank you 🙂
Lovely fields of gold! Thanks for the cheer on what has been a rainy, gray Monday for me!
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
Beautiful photos as usual!
Thank you, Ashley 🙂
You can never have too much yellow, 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 🙂
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 🙂
Furrylittlegnome has nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award!
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 🙂 Michael
Thank you for reading furrylittlegnome and for your blog! It is great!
Thank you for the perusal and kind words 🙂
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. 😉
You will just merge and become part of the beautiful fields 🙂
The yellow contrasts with a blue sky. I have seen huge crops of sun flowers in Queensland Australia.
Your photos reminded me of that thanks.
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 🙂
I love these photos! It’s been raining a lot where I live, too, so this post was very welcome. Gorgeous colors. Thank you!
many readers have advised that they have more rain than usual or a late spring. Surely, we want some uplifting colors. thank you 🙂
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 🙂