Trail in Namibia Trail in Namibia

Colours and Contours

The rape flowers are coming into bloom over the South Downs, but they don’t all bloom at the same time.

The crop tends to be on a field that will get a good amount of sunlight anyway, often south-facing, but even within the fields there are subtle shade differences. The flowers tend to appear first in the south-facing dips in the land. This is probably because they are getting plenty of sun, but being sheltered from the cooling winds. As a general rule, nature moves faster the warmer things are.