Monday, July 11, 2022

A Field of Flax!

 On our way home from Collingwood, we drove the back roads - for local readers that's up Scenic Canes Road, through Ravenna, north through Heathcote, back into Clarksburg and west on Frogs Hollow Road, a nice drive compared to Highway 26.  And we were immediately drawn to examining the fields of crops.

This field we noticed made us stop and do a double-take.  We pulled into a field access and got a picture.  It's a field of flax, the only crop I know with a blue flower.  It's widespread on the eastern prairies, but very unusual to see in southern Ontario.

Across the road was a field of winter wheat, now coming into seed.  It will be the first crop harvested, usually in August around here.

There were several fields of corn, 'knee-high' now and flourishing.  It probably won't be harvested until November.

And there were several bright yellow fields of Canola.  In the distance you can see the slopes of the Beaver Valley.

We stopped in Clarksburg when we saw a sign for ice cream, but we couldn't find anyone to sell it to us!  Meanwhile I sat and looked at this artistic moose outside an Art Gallery.  I wondered why they had chosen to feature a moose, as it's not found around here.  Maybe it's actually part of the art.

We're not immune from the spread of E-bikes and E-scooters either, though I've never seen an E-scooter around here.  I had an E-bike myself, really enjoyed it.

We headed west towards Frogs Hollow Road and passed this vineyard, the town of Thornbury's water tower and Georgian Bay in the distance.

We were tired by the time we drove down the hill into Meaford, and for once I got peanut butter and jam for supper, a favourite of mine which I suggest more often than is allowed!


16 comments:

  1. Nice pictures. I've never seen a field of flax. It is interesting. The bike rental prices seem high. I have no idea how much they charge anywhere.

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  2. " Knee High" very fitting words. Lovely blue flax flowers.. down here I once had some Linum plants that had blue flowers, and think that in NZ they could be related to your ones up North. But they are not grown as a crop here as far as I know. Mine did not grow much higher than about 12 inches.Just a pretty garden plant.

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  3. The field of Flax is stunning! Always fun to see one in full bloom! :)

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  4. I really enjoyed seeing the different crops being grown around the same area. Too bad about the ice cream!

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  6. I quite like the field of flax.

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  7. How frustrating to see a sign advertising ice cream and not finding anyone that would sell some. By which time one is all geared up for a nice cold cone. At least you got to have PB & J for supper.

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  8. I love that view of the lake as you head down the hill into town.

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  9. Wonderful panoramas of fields! And I think I'd rather have ice cream than look at that moose! :-)

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  10. Have never seen flax growing here, but soybeans and corn are everywhere. Once in a great while there's a field of canola or tomatoes and I just saw a field of what appeared to be hot peppers.

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  11. Peanut butter and jam catches my attention every time.

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  12. Great photos! Simple suppers are the best.

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  13. Its lovely to live out in the country surrounded by fields of different crops. Loved your photos.

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  14. I always like this photo of the long slope into the town.

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  15. Love the canola field. I like viewing prosperous farms; it makes me feel secure.

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  16. The infamous 'fields of green' are not often green yet they are more beautiful. After the winds the other night, some of ours close by have flattened sections. I always hope they bounce up again and I think they do. Beautiful shots but I love the hill down into Meaford the best. ♥

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