Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Pure Madness
















If I ever whinge about hay fever again slap me!  Getting this close to a field full of rapeseed plants is pure madness but I couldn't resist getting a photo of this abandoned hut surrounded by a field of yellow.  I think it may have been used as a football or cricket club at some stage but now looks like a post apocalyptic film set.  I suffered for my art for the rest of the day.

Chickpea xx



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  1. I have never suffered with hay fever, but when the rape is in full bloom I sneeze like crazy! Beautiful pictures, so worth it! Xxx

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    1. Rapeseed is one of the worse for allergies so I'm told

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  2. Thee rape has all been over here for a few weeks, so it's good to see that gorgeous combination of acid yellow and blue sky in your photos. The abandoned hut is very atmospheric! Hope the sneezing stops soon :)
    Cathy x

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  3. Definitely worth it! The sky looks fantastic. x

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    1. It was a beautiful day, unfortunately I was on the way to work, spent the rest of the day blowing my nose and wiping my eyes!

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  4. Your a true artist, suffering for your art. Lovely photo's, Rape is a nightmare for both my daughters.

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    1. Beautiful but deadly for us sufferers

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  5. Wonderful. It's almost as if the plants are moving up the hill ready to engulf the hut and doesn't the pylon just set the scene. Bless you. :-)

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  6. Fab photos, but shame you had to suffer to get them. No pain, no gain?!

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    1. Perhaps I should get myself a face mask and goggles :)

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  7. I don't have hay fever but I always think that rape smells of stale urine!
    Nice photos
    Gill

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    1. I didn't notice, but I was trying not to breath :)

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  8. I've had slightly itchy eyes this year but my eldest son suffers from it badly. You were very brave getting amongst the flowers in the field x

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    1. Just stood at the gate Jo with a very good zoom!

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  9. I am not a hay fever sufferer thank goodness, but the rape seed plants drive me crazy with sneezing and running eyes. You were certainly very brave, they were great photos.

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  10. That's true commitment, suffering for your art. But what beautiful photos, with the gorgeous blue sky and the bright, bright yellow of the rape flowers. I often wonder how the farmers manage to harvest the crop without suffering, but maybe the pollen has all gone from the flowers by then? I also wonder (my brain is going into overdrive now!) if you used rape seed oil, or took a rape seed supplement, would it give you any immunity against the sneezing, itching, etc?

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    1. I do use rapeseed oil, perhaps it would help if I used enough?

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  11. Haha...as I scrolled down through the pictures the word that came to mind was "Atchoo!" I'm surrounded by fields of rapeseed here too, but isn't it a fabulous sight to behold? xx

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    1. It is beautiful, we also have fields full of beautiful daffodils in the spring, the yellow just 'pops' against the sky!

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  12. A mysterious building indeed and you were brave(mad?) with suffering to share it! We have oilseed rape all round us but the yellow has long gone and they will be cutting it soon- that's when it stinks. Touch wood it doesn't affect me.

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    1. aah I will avoid it when it's being cut then!

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  13. Hello ! Like you, I suffer really badly with hayfever. This year we invested in an air purifier and it has made a big difference. It cools as well as purifies the air so it has enabled me to sleep even when the temperatures and pollen count are really high. They're quite expensive (we ordered a small one for my mum and dad on Amazon which was £113.00) but well worth it. Your photos are beautiful ! x

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  14. Beautiful photos so it was worth it! I remember years ago the hay fever season just seemed to last from May to mid-June. Now it seems to go on forever (are we more sensitive these days?) - even one of our cats has hayfever now!!

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    1. I never used to have it, it's just in the last few years, makes you wonder whats happening

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  15. awwwww, your suffering has made an outstanding set of photos.
    Beautiful.

    cheers, parsnip

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  16. I think your sacrifice was worth it. A lovely photograph.

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  17. I loved the photos. It reminded me of the farming area where I grew up when I was young. Fields of yellow (we have a different name for it) canola flowers are such a cheery sight. Thanks for sharing.
    Myra, from Winnipeg, Canada, where we have "British" weather today - cool, grey and damp - a break from our heat spell.

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