Saturday, April 25, 2020

Green and Yellow

This morning I was upstairs in our new playroom (that we recently reclaimed from being a storage area!) with the three little boys, playing with cars, reading books, and enjoying their silliness!

I happened to look out the window and was reminded that I'd noticed this yellow field earlier, and was curious about it.

Normally at this time of year, everything seems to be some shade of green, though sometimes we do have canola fields around us that turn yellow.

But the yellow field out the window is definitely not canola. And it's like nothing I've ever seen here. So Claire and I decided to go for a quick drive and find out what it is.

This is one of my favorite places, just a few minutes from our house. It's always a spectacular view, but especially right now!

We carefully walked into both the green and yellow field, looking at the crop to see what was different, as usually they plant the same thing in these fields.

It does look like the same plant; but obviously, something's happened to the yellow field; while the yellow one looks like it's dying, the green one is flourishing.

Later on in the day, Claire posted an Instagram story about it, asking if anyone knew what the crop was, and why one side is green while the other is yellow.

Some said it could be crop desiccation, but that's usually done just before harvest, to dry out the crop.  Others said it had been sprayed with a fertilizer that ended up "burning" the grass because we haven't had as much rain as usual. Why they would have sprayed one side and not the other, is a mystery.

So for now, we are just taking note of a curiosity, and enjoying the beautiful range of colors right now here in the Beskydy Mountains!

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