In my last post, I could be found sitting amongst a carpet of yellow and white daffodils, knitting a tension swatch for a new scarf. This week I have been finishing off that same scarf surrounded by yellow rapeseed fields!
The picture above shows Kimpton Church in Hertfordshire, nestled in an absolute swathe of yellow flowers. The countryside around Kimpton is always beautiful, but it was especially so on that day, and the heady aroma filled the air as we walked around.
Kimpton itself is a small, pretty village which throws its doors open to the public at the beginning of May for MayFest. The church is bedecked with paintings in a well-attended art exhibition and there are lots of other events too. We enjoyed the traditional maypole dancing on the village green the last time we attended. And of course the cream teas are always welcome on a warm day. It's well worth a visit if you're in the area.
In my childhood, there were often yellow fields but then it was usually where farmers were growing mustard. Now that has been largely replaced by rapeseed. However, both are equally stunning, especially when you are up high and can see the fields in the distance.
In the photo above, we were driving across to Cambridgeshire and the thin yellow band is a field of rapeseed just appearing over the brow of a hill.
Now the yellow scarf I was working on in my last post is pinned out on a blocking board and I will be posting more about this next time.
Thanks to my DH, Tim, for the great photos. If you'd like to see more of his work, please visit his Flickr site.
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