Blooming Mustard, Napa Vineyards By Jane LurieMarch 20, 2015 ( 60 ) Napa Vineyard and Mustard Trimming the Vines, Napa Valley “The earth laughs in flowers.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Vines and Yellow Mustard Grapevine and Mustard Flower Mustard Bloom A Burst of Mustard Fresh is the theme. Share this:TweetEmailShare on TumblrLike this:Like Loading... Categories: Flowers, Plants and Trees, Landscapes, Nature, Photography, Travel, Weekly Photo ChallengeTags: California, Close-up, Flowers, Inspiration, Landscapes, Mustard, Napa Valley, Nature, Nikon, Nikon D800, Photography, San Francisco, Travel, Vineyard Related Articles Surf’s Up: Manhattan Beach By Jane Lurie2 days ago ( 82 ) Monochrome Moments in Nature By Jane Lurie2 weeks ago ( 142 ) Mind Travel: Back to Africa By Jane Lurie3 weeks ago ( 190 ) 60 comments › Cynthia Traun (Mackowick) April 11, 2015 • 7:20 pm Again… Beautiful! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie April 11, 2015 • 9:47 pm Thanks so much, Cynthia! Reply ↓ Maria Jansson Photography April 9, 2015 • 6:18 am How beautiful Jane! I love the vibrant colors. When my little girl was a baby I had a house with mustard growing alongside the Southern side, it was one of the plant she first learned to recognize. Probably because of the vibrant color 🙂 Great photos. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie April 9, 2015 • 7:58 am What a lovely memory, Maria. So glad you enjoyed these. It was a good day of shooting. Thank you! Reply ↓ Moon March 29, 2015 • 9:43 am Lovely shots! Yellow is bright and beautiful! 🙂 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 29, 2015 • 9:54 am Thanks so much, Moon. A happy color! Reply ↓ Linda Wyatt March 23, 2015 • 4:34 am “the earth laughs with flowers.” What a great quote for these wonderful shots. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 23, 2015 • 7:10 am Linda, Happy you liked the pairing and this series. A joyful quote for nature’s beauty. Thank you so much. Reply ↓ Tina Schell March 22, 2015 • 2:55 pm Lovely captures Jane – love it when the mustard is in bloom. I’m partial to your first shot as the vines are such a perfect leading set of lines. Nicely done as always! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 23, 2015 • 7:11 am Thanks, Tina. It will be exciting to experience the different seasons in wine country. Glad you like this series. Reply ↓ Mary March 22, 2015 • 11:25 am What a gorgeous scene – the sense of yellow is spectacular. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 23, 2015 • 7:12 am Thank you, Mary. The vibrancy of the mustard is amazing. Reply ↓ Mark Kertesz Photography March 22, 2015 • 10:55 am Hi Jane. Really love the second shot, it’s a beautiful photo well worth an enlargement. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 23, 2015 • 7:13 am Hi Mark, I was thrilled when I saw this man working in his white hat. So happy you like it – one of my favorites. Thanks! Reply ↓ berryphoto March 22, 2015 • 8:50 am Absolutely stunning! Loves it. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 23, 2015 • 7:14 am Thanks so much, Berryphoto. Appreciate your comment. Reply ↓ tigerclaws March 22, 2015 • 12:10 am Hi Jane, was wondering if you will be heading up to Napa anytime again? Would love to go out shooting with you! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 23, 2015 • 7:18 am Hi tigerclaws- Not sure when we will be back but it’s nice of you to ask. Happy shooting! Reply ↓ tigerclaws March 26, 2015 • 9:34 am be back… from where?! I assumed you lived here in the bay… do you not? Reply ↓ april kanew March 21, 2015 • 6:23 pm Just incredible shots….love the mustard!!! A great eye girlfriend!! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 21, 2015 • 8:10 pm The mustard is a visual treat, isn’t it, April? Happy you liked these shots. Thanks! Reply ↓ jakesprinter March 21, 2015 • 4:58 pm Beautiful photography Jane … All I can say is WOW ! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 21, 2015 • 8:11 pm Happy you liked these, Jake. Thanks so much. Reply ↓ jakesprinter March 21, 2015 • 8:52 pm 🙂 Reply ↓ beeblu March 21, 2015 • 2:29 pm Oh, fabulous!! Is the mustard plant used as a natural insect repellent? Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 21, 2015 • 8:14 pm Hi Beeblu- I think it’s a cover crop to maintain the soil in the winter. Thanks for your visits! Reply ↓ Diane March 21, 2015 • 1:15 pm Ooh How pretty Jane ! I was looking forward to seeing these.. After your previous Napa post, I hoping for a return visit when the mustard bloomed. ‘Return Visits’ are fun, righhhht?? Gr8 to see you! ☺ Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 21, 2015 • 8:20 pm Hi Diane- I caught the tail end of the mustard – so beautiful. It will be fun to experience different seasons in Napa. Glad you like these and it was great to see you albeit briefly. Thanks and I hope you have a great spring! 😊 Reply ↓ pepemiralles March 21, 2015 • 11:51 am Unas imágenes preciosas Un Saludo Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 21, 2015 • 11:56 am Muchas gracias, Pepe. Reply ↓ LDG March 21, 2015 • 8:45 am Mustard Bloom is so Monet like with the oranges in the background and a Burst of Mustard is like exploding into an alternate dimension–or a bad result in shaking the bottle. 🙂 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 21, 2015 • 10:53 am Hi Leah- Love to experiment with abstracts. This one reminds me of when they went into warp speed on Star Trek. Glad you like the bloom– thanks so much as always. Reply ↓ Jane Iwan March 21, 2015 • 4:42 am Dramatic shots. Of course I want to paint “Trimming the Vines”. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 21, 2015 • 5:37 am I posted that image with you in mind, Jane. Perfect for your style. Glad you like these. Thanks! Reply ↓ mincs1 March 20, 2015 • 7:38 pm Absolutely love the photo and the quote!! 🙂 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 20, 2015 • 7:55 pm Thanks, Mary. Very nice to hear from you. Reply ↓ mincs1 March 21, 2015 • 4:46 pm I did see all of the photos on this post despite the singular ‘photo’ comment 🙂 Your weave magic with your camera! Reply ↓ Imelda March 20, 2015 • 4:39 pm I love the lines and the color. The photos look so alive. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 20, 2015 • 8:11 pm I enjoyed my day of shooting, Imelda. Lots of creative moments. Thank you. Reply ↓ Lola Jane March 20, 2015 • 2:21 pm Oh, do they still have the Mustard Festival? Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 20, 2015 • 3:11 pm Lola Jane- I believe so but I couldn’t find much about it online this year. I’ve never been…have you? Reply ↓ Lola Jane March 20, 2015 • 3:37 pm I have not, but for many years i would go out there around spring and see the posters about the festival. I remembering they had photography contests and with the flowers prominently , well everywhere, it seems like fun. If they do, i hope you consider submitting these photographs! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 20, 2015 • 7:54 pm The posters are great! Reply ↓ Lola Jane March 20, 2015 • 2:17 pm So great to see these mustard flowers among vineyards, reminds me of spring visits to the Napa Valley. Your photos are so gorgeous Jane! Love the bloom and the creative burst! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 20, 2015 • 3:12 pm It’s a gorgeous time of year. Glad these brought back fond memories, Lola Jane. Thank you! Reply ↓ Allison March 20, 2015 • 2:09 pm Love the Napa Vineyard and Mustard with the red posts, and the last one looks like it is moving to me! Great job Jane, CW! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 20, 2015 • 2:16 pm Glad you enjoyed these, Allison. Thank you! Reply ↓ Kathleen parramore March 20, 2015 • 1:56 pm Wonderful intensity of those colors you captured. K Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 20, 2015 • 2:04 pm Good to celebrate the first day of spring. Thanks, Kathleen. Reply ↓ Eliza Waters March 20, 2015 • 12:41 pm Wow, Jane, beautiful colors – that last one makes me dizzy! 😉 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 20, 2015 • 12:44 pm Thanks, Eliza. Me, too, but I thought it was a cool effect done by zooming the lens while clicking the shutter. Colorful vertigo! 😉 Reply ↓ Eliza Waters March 20, 2015 • 12:46 pm It certainly creates a great effect! Reply ↓ Fresh – Jumbo Candy Corn, Still on the Vine | tnkerr-Writing Prompts and Practice March 20, 2015 • 12:33 pm Fernan Carrière March 20, 2015 • 12:11 pm So yellow ! I love the progression of the depth of field. If I were a member of some kind of jury and had to choose, the first one would be my favourite. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 20, 2015 • 12:46 pm Thanks so much, Fernan. The vineyards work well for a wide open lens. That’s a favorite, too. Much appreciated. Reply ↓ pkphotooftheday March 20, 2015 • 11:32 am The colors are so rich looking and I like the shallow depth of field. Really nice, Jane. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 20, 2015 • 12:48 pm Thank you, Pam. The vines are interesting with a shallow DOF – glad you like these. Reply ↓ pkphotooftheday March 20, 2015 • 2:38 pm You’re welcome. Reply ↓ Sharon Buehler March 20, 2015 • 11:14 am Definitely looks like the mustard is bursting ! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 20, 2015 • 12:49 pm Hi Sharon- The last one will practically put your eye out! 😳 Thanks for stopping by. Reply ↓ Love to hear what you think... Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (Address never made public) Name Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.