One of the things I love about living in Denmark is how much closer I feel to my food. Every day on my ride to and from work, I pass the fields that grow my food. If wasn’t stuck on a bus, I could stop and buy potatoes, strawberries (and other things I can’t yet identify via the written word) right from the people who grow them.
In early spring, I watched the baby lambs grow bigger every week, white at one farm, black at another. I see cows grazing in open pastures. And the other morning, I cried as I passed a truck full of screaming pigs on their way to slaughter, and I knew that being a vegetarian is absolutely the right choice for me. Not a day has gone by that I haven’t thought of those pigs and been glad that I know how to make “bacon” from a block of tofu.
But the point of this post isn’t to lecture you about the karmic pitfalls of eating meat, to each their own. I wanted to share with you one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen…
It’s rapeseed, and the Danish countryside is full of it in springtime. I’d never known that canola oil started off so beautifully.
Beautiful it is, however it creates all sorts of problems for hayfever sufferers. Even I, who doesn’t suffer from hayfever normally, am sneezing and have dry eyes playing up at the moment. We have fields and fields of rapeseed around us at the moment in Essex. Glad to hear that you are settling down so well.
The incredibly blue sky is a dramatic backdrop to the radiant yellow field of rapeseed. Enjoy the Summer sun :)
What a beautiful picture! It looks just like the fields where I grew up (Alberta, Canada.)
Lucent Imagery says
Wow! This is stunning. And I can certainly appreciate how wonderful it must feel for you to pass by the growers and feel closer to your food. What a treat!