Green v Yellow – 40:1

Rape, Spotted from Slieve Coillte - © Bernd Biege 2014
Rape, Spotted from Slieve Coillte - © Bernd Biege 2014

Slightly muted view from Slieve Coillte in County Wexford (ascend made for historical reasons … here the rebels camped) – and with a bit of a surprise. In a landscape dominated by the proverbial forty shades of green as immortalised by Johnny Cash. One shade of yellow. Rape. Or, less ambiguous, rapeseed. A cash-crop of sorts. But still not as often seen in Ireland as, say, Northern Germany and Denmark.

Rape, Spotted from Slieve Coillte - © Bernd Biege 2014
Rape, Spotted from Slieve Coillte – © Bernd Biege 2014

Now I just wish there were more beekeepers in the region … always had a soft spot for rape honey. The thick, milky-coloured kind. But alas, all imports. While the locally named “Boyne Valley Honey” is not really from the banks of the Boyne as well.

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