Friday, April 30, 2010

Springtime in Switzerland

Springtime in Switzerland : Collex/Bossy, CH

Out for a walk in the Swiss countryside with the camera resulted in this. I have no clue what the yellow flowerly, weedy things are, but there are fields and fields of them. In the distance, just above the hill is 15,000+ foot Mont Blanc. (Click on the image to enlarge.)

Photo copyright: Janet M Kincaid, 4/10

6 comments:

mary ann said...

I think they may be rape (raps in German) fields, used to make rapeseed oil.

helenmac said...

A wonderful photo of potential and realization in a farm field!

Cele said...

I'm with Mary, I think it;s rape. When I was in England I thought it was mustard, it looks almost identical, smells a lot worse. Beautiful fields

Cele said...

Oh it's grown for oil and livestock feed.

Rob said...

When we visited Paris in April, we took a tour to Caen and saw similar vibrant yellow fields. The tour bus director said they were canola. Gorgeous at any rate.

Maya said...

Rapeseed (some are also known as Canola): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brassica_napus

Rapeseed leaves and stems are also edible, similar to those of the related bok choy or kale.
I KNEW it looked like some plants I eat!