Some of you asked for an explanation
of the yellow stripes in the distance
in the picture in the previous post.
Romantically: Fields of Gold
Prosaically: Fields of Rapeseed
Rapeseed, also known as rape, oilseed rape, rapa, rappi, rapaseed, is a bright-yellow flowering member of the family Brassicaceae, consumed in China and Southern Africa as a vegetable and grown in the UK as a valuable cash crop.
Rapeseed oil is very popular and supposedly a healthy alternative to other fats and oils.
I use it for frying and braising. It has no strong taste of its own
and is therefore suitable for all dishes which demand a light touch.
We needed the rain.
Getting a brilliant rainbow thrown in
was a bonus.