A Rose By Any Other Name

yellow dress field-4“I read in a book once that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but I've never been able to believe it. I don't believe a rose would be as nice if it was called a thistle or a skunk cabbage.” While I do feel like a kindred spirit to Anne, I kind of have to agree and disagree with her on this one. (If you don't know, the above quote is from Anne of Green Gables.) A name doesn't change the quality of a flower, but in these pictures I am standing in a field of rapeseed, and well, I do wish these pretty yellow blossoms had a better name! The fields of these flowers are so striking--a blanket of yellow amongst the green, but boy was I disappointed when I learned what they were called! I think Anne would be equally frustrated with the name. She'd probably come up with something clever and romantic to call it, like 'aurous acreage' or something equally dramatic and lovely. They might not be romantically named, but the moniker can't diminish how stunning these flowers look, especially en masse. Like a bit of sunshine captured in petal form! A pretty good match for my yellow dress as well, finally achieving my goal of blending into a sea of yellow! Maybe we should see if we can grow a patch of these flowers around our gatehouse to match the front door... 
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