Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Hills are Alive…


Somewhere out there is Spring.  It hasn’t hit Munich yet, but no one has told the trees and the local flowers.  For the past 10 days Munich has been hit with endless rain, and the next 10 days calls for 9 days of more rain.  But somehow, despite the forecast, the sun came out today and shocked everyone out of their apartments and into the parks.  I caught this pairing out in the hillsides surrounding West Park.  Actually, if you are out beyond the city you will find endless fields of gold, as it’s the season for Mustard Seed.  In the meantime, you take what you can get.  I unfortunately had so much sun today, that I didn’t plan accordingly and was simply drenched by the time I returned home.  Yes.  Spring is out there somewhere, but no where near Munich.

1 comment:

Karin said...

not to be a smarta.., but the abundant yellow fields you see around this time of the year are rapeseed (also known as canola), not mustard seed.

The mustard seed plant has similar blossoms of almost the same color, but a lot more leafs. It will also grow taller than rapeseed.

Canola is important for the production of biofuels, which is why it's being planted in enormous quantities.