Yellow tufted sunshine…

April 13, 2010

Colza fields below the cathedral of Viviers.


The fields are glowing with the yellow tufted colza plant.  Colza, a weed known as canola in the states, is cultivated for the oil.  In Provence in spring, fields of it spread out for miles.  For me, the expanse of vibrant yellow is as striking as the fields of lavender and sunflowers that are synonymous with this region.



  1. Its very similar to the oilseed rape we grow in England, they are both a brassica and make fine oil.

    Great photo.

  2. That’s so beautiful! I love your blog, and France! I have never been, but want to go someday…when the opportunity is right! 🙂 Cheers!

  3. How lovely!

    : )

    Julie M.

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