Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Fields Of Gold

Many years have passed since those summer days
Among the fields of barley
See the children run as the sun goes down
Among the fields of gold
You'll remember me when the west wind moves
Upon the fields of barley
You can tell the sun in his jealous sky
When we walked in the fields of gold


From "Fields Of Gold" by Gordon Sumner

Last summer all the fields around here were decorated in gold. It reminded me of one of my favorite songs by Sting, "Fields Of Gold". I'm not positive, but I think this is wild mustard, or field mustard. It's nice to walk in fields of gold, it makes me warm just thinking about it.


He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.”
Matthew 13:31,32

36 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi There, Just stopping by to say HI.... Hope you had a great Valentine's Day. We had a great trip--but it's nice to get home. I'm trying to catch up on some blog posts...

Beautiful 'fields of gold'....

Hope you love your new computer...

Hugs,
Betsy

Karin said...

Lovely yellow! I think the Mustard plants we saw growing in Israel were even larger than those in your photos! How are you liking your computer?

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Beautiful field of gold.

Eva Cassidy also sings that song. She was 33 when she died in 1996 I think. She has an amazing voice.

Ann said...

Is there any use for the wild mustard. I love fields and fields of wild flowers.

Terra said...

I think fields of mustard are gorgeous; it grew in our apple orchard and grows in Bible lands today and Jesus spoke of the tiny powerful mustard seed, as you wrote here.

Maple Lane said...

Pretty field of gold, Ginny.

S. Etole said...

Such a warm sight on this winter day.

Ma said...

That is a welcome scene:)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Well, I figured those fields of gold weren't from right now! Pretty pics today Ginny!

From the Kitchen said...

That's one of my favorite songs too! We had fields around here that look like that in the summer. I have no idea what it is but it's warm and lovely.

Hope you have a golden day.

Best,
Bonnie

Bobbi said...

Beautiful fields of gold Ginny! I hope you're having a great week!!

Jeanne said...

Refreshing pictures for this dreary, foggy day! We are hoping to have a little sunshine later this afternoon.

DawnTreader said...

Lovely summery pictures. I like the close-up at the top particularly.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

These fields are beautiful...love the gold!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Love that song,too, Ginny! And, perfect photo to go with... I'll be hearing that all day now! blessings ~ Tanna

Sandra said...

i want to see this with my own eyes. wow, and look at all those dandelions. we don't have dandelions here, have not seen one in many years. hope your computer guy came and all is well with the Toshiba

From the Kitchen said...

Re your question: You don't eat the parmesan rind. It's only there for flavoring. The recipe says remove it. That being said, parmesan rind is edible (there's always a bit of the cheese clinging to it) but not so very tasty.
It does soften a bit.

Best,
Bonnie

Stephanie V said...

Love that song, too. It's so beautiful. As are your fields of mustard. But what I can't wait to see are all the fresh yellow dandelions this spring! There are a bunch right there in the photo with seeds ready for sowing :)

pam said...

You startled me at first glance...then I read that these pics were old. I have always LOVED snow and we've had very little this year but our warmer than normal winter is making me look forward with joyful anticipation to Spring. Joy to your day Ginny!

Becky Jane said...

Perfect pictures of sunshine on this cold and dreary day!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful scenes. I love a field filled with wild flowers.

Ann said...

so pretty. It makes me think of warm sunshiney days :)

Chatty Crone said...

I am experiencing asthma today and I hate to say it but today they make me think of breathing! lol

sandie

Filip Demuinck said...

Super pictures, I have never seen this. I also don't know how Mustard looks like.

Greetings,
Filip

Fred Alton said...

Love the "Field's of Gold" in song and poetic lit. However, those yellow blooms clog my sinuses quicker than nearly anything I can think of. ☺

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, Yes, that wild Mustard is lovely! We had a lot of that plant in Southern California where I grew up. Have a great day!

Annie said...

Hi Ginny. All this yellow brought a sparkle to my eyes.

Joanne said...

Thank you so much for this touch of warmth! It's so cold and gloomy here right now :0(
Blessings, Joanne

LV said...

What a sight that must have been. All your shots are gorgeous.

Sarah (Nikki) said...

Wow. When your page up to these fields of gold...it took my breath away. Hugs to you Ginny

Reena Walkling said...

I so love that song Ginny!

LC said...

Beautiful words, images and memories!

Rhonda said...

Love your new blog look, beautiful Fields of Gold, my very very first boyfriend ...loved the song, Fields of Gold ...Beautiful shots of the fields

Mary said...

The yellow is so lovely and easy on the eyes. Beautiful photos, Ginny. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

SweetMarie said...

Ginny, these are breathtaking!

kanak7 said...

Oh so beautiful! That's the kind of 'gold' we see in he cooler months here when the fields of mustard are in full bloom.