Mustard is Blooming, Sonoma


“Where flowers bloom so does hope.”

~Lady Bird Johnson

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White Barn and Mustard, Sonoma

 

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Mustard for Miles

 

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Oak

 

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Hands Up!

 

โ€œYou may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.โ€ย 

โ€• John Lennon

 

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Rows and Rows

 

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Mustard Bloom

 

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Vines

 

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.”

~Desmond Tutu

 

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Sunlight and Vines

 

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Vineyard Patterns

 

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Mustard in Winter

 

“Above all, bring a lot of joy to your work.”

~Fred Lyon

 

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Mustard Field

 

 

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Blooming

 

 

 

 

Out of This World

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145 comments

  1. I know mustard under the delicious form as a seasoning but not as a plant. I have never seen such mustard fields. It is so beautiful and even nicer between the vineyards ๐Ÿ™‚ I also love the barn. Great shots, Jane!
    Warm regards, Heidi

  2. My Dear, You sure know how to make a California boy living in Texas homesick! Your photos, as always, are simple stunning! Went to school in Napa Valley and made lots of road trips there from Sacramento! Bellissimo, Jane!
    xoxo

    I know I’ve asked you quite awhile back, but might I entice you into illustrating a poem or two of mine? Your choice? You could consider it penance? Ha!

    • Hi RP- Thank you! And how wonderful that you lived there. Iโ€™m so glad they brought back good memories.
      I would be happy to collaborate. Send me an email through my contact form and let me know what you are envisioning. Thanks for asking. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  3. This is one of those series of images where I have a big smile the entire time as I gaze through each one slowly, & then again all over again.
    Plus juxtaposed with the dark times of recent fires , give sheer hope .
    Joyful!
    Thank you!๐Ÿ’›

  4. such a wonderful Serie !! I love it so much !!!

  5. This is really beautiful!

  6. What a glorious vivid colour, lights up everything around it.

  7. Thanks for the lovely post and uplifting reminder of the power and beauty of nature. Hope the sun is shining in your part of the country!

  8. Love the bursting aliveness of all the yellow flowers. The contrast with the dark repeating pattern of the vines is powerful. Not only the dark/light contrast, but also the contrast between the structured rows of vines and the freewheeling mustard all over the place.
    My favorite photo is the one with the leafless tree standing tall, bridging the field of yellow with the misty mountains in the distance.

    • Hi Arati, How nice to read your thoughtful reaction to this series. You’ve pointed out some of the aspects I love about this time of year…the stark vines against the mustard is really gorgeous. I am always on a hunt for bare California Oaks and that one you mentioned was a good find in the midst of the mustard. Thank you so much for your lovely comment.

  9. Just beautiful – I love mustard – do they plant it as a ground cover or does it grow as a weed? c

  10. Fantastic photos of the mustard fields, Jane. I am glad you were able to capture vineyards that didn’t get swept by the firestorm. I am a Sonoma Co. resident and am still displaced by the fires that raged through my home and community five months ago today. I am living in nearby Marin until repairs can be started and then completed. All the other years I am accustomed to watching the mustard pop out of the ground throughout the spring, but not this year, due to living elsewhere. So you can imagine how heartening and hopeful it is to look at your photos here, thank you.

  11. This is so beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Beautiful colour and old barns. Love it.

  13. Those yellows really pop into your eyes, don’t they! Amazing to see this series of spring when I am still surrounded by winter where I am. You photos make me happy and inspired. Gorgeous images, Jane.

    • Hi Otto, I was compelled to bring down the vibrancy of some f them in post, they were almost hurting my eyes. It really is quite a sight and a wonderful experience photographing the vineyards at this time of year. Glad they warmed you a bit. Hope spring is knocking on your door soon. Thanks so much for your positive response.

  14. Hi Jane! What stunning photographs and wonderful quotes. You have now made me very homesick for California!

  15. Stunning! Jane it’s great to see all of this beautiful YELLLOW mustard. Well done. In this case I’ll enthralled with it all.

  16. Oooooh! Those yellows – glorious Jane. The John Lennon quote is always so moving. It says it all.

  17. Love the contrast between the vibrant mustard blooms and the stark grape vines patiently waiting for their time to green.

  18. That classic white barn again. ๐Ÿ™‚
    We have bits of green here and there, mostly brown pending a springtime snow.

  19. Out of this world, Indeed! Beautifully captured, Jane.
    I love Lady Bird’s quote, she truly is a nature lover. ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. It looks like the beginning of a beautiful spring, Jane.
    Your photographs are wonderful.

  21. Love this post…hard to pick my most favorite bloom!

  22. Beutiful captures. I have never been in a field where mustard grows. Does it smell like mustard. Sometimes smell is only produced after processing

  23. What a delight, Jane! …for Miles, Vines, Patterns, in Winter and Blooming are wonderful compositions – I guess that’s called working the scene, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰ And it’s really nice to have the closeup and the scene with the road and barn included, as well as the mustard field that isn’t in a vineyard. You brought the joy….now have a great Sunday! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Hi Lynn, Your reaction means a lot. Thank you! You nailed it…it is rather contemplative working the scenes in the vineyards. There’s so much going on with the patterns and busy scenes. Your thoughts are so appreciated– hope you have a great Sunday, too. For us, it’s all about the Oscars. ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Thanks Jane Lurie for sharing this beautiful experience.
    Wishย I couldย beย there, sitting on the ground with my eyes closed, listening to the mustard grows.

  25. Love the vibrant yellows!

  26. Beautiful series, so fresh and joyful! It made my day ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Stunning Post Jane as always ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. It’s that time of the year! So beautiful Jane! Yellow flowers (of any kind) have always been my favorite. Thank you for sharing these beautiful fields.

  29. So yellow, so warm. Here is still -15 degrees by night …

  30. this is amazing and beautiful reflection, the colors made our day just like a music!!!

  31. Reminds me of a Beatles song …. something like “Mustard Fields Forever …” My favourite is that first image with the road drawing the viewer into the image past that beautiful rustic barn. And the closeup shot of the mustard bloom!

  32. I have never seen anything like this, how lovely. The macro is gorgeous.

  33. Beautiful photos this week, Jane. I love the closeup of the Mustard bloom.
    ฮฉ

  34. Lovely to see, especially since we have a layer of snow on the ground here!

  35. just gorgeous Jane….the colors are quite incredible…the ‘white barn’ is magnificent!

  36. Lovely shots! Is the mustard harvested as a crop or just growing wild among the vines? Brian

  37. In spring, we also see these yellow seas in certain regions: rapeseed (canola) to the horizon
    But it will be some time before the rapeseeds grow and bloom

  38. Beautiful images, Jane! The contrast of the yellow and the vines is striking, as are the lines.

  39. Poetry in motion…looking forward to them days

  40. Fields of yellow. Wow. Each shot a winner. Reading the comments, you mentioned rapeseed and mustard can be similar…so is canola which we get here in Australia in our Spring ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy your spring, Jane. Maybe you will get to capture more fields like these ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. Good to see the vineyards so prolific after the fires Jane. Beautiful captures as always.

  42. Utterly beautiful series of these wonderful scenes. You tossed me right back to my first years in California when I saw these fields covered in mustard. Then the solid fields of California poppy and lupine. There are some of my really great memories sprinkled in these images.

  43. Wow! These are great shots.

  44. The joyous renewal of spring – beautiful captures, Jane!

  45. Now that’s a happy crop! Makes me smile just looking at that bright happiness spreading all over the fields.

  46. Awesome quotes!
    Awesome photography!
    Awesome post! ๐Ÿ™‚

  47. WOW! Such lovely images! Enjoy!

  48. These are beautiful images Jane ๐Ÿ™‚ It looks like the weather is gorgeous also compared to the Norโ€™easter we are having back east.

    • Thanks very much, Joe. A few weeks ago we had a warm spell but now itโ€™s back to normal temps. Cold and thankfully, rainy this week. Hang in there with the storm and hope you are safe.

  49. I’m rather partial to the barn, but you have some really lovely shots here Jane. Was this region affected by the dreadful fires that swept through the vineyards last year? Those vines don’t seem to be showing many signs of growth, but maybe it is still a little early.

  50. Gorgeous photographs. I’m completely drawn in by the colour – the blue, the yellow. And Mustard for miles is a fabulous shot.
    Alison

  51. They’re all beautiful photos but the depth of field in Mustard for Miles is amazing.

  52. A delightful, sunny yellow series. Beautiful captures!

  53. Spring is in the air……sort of. Great shots….

    On Fri, Mar 2, 2018 at 1:14 PM, Jane Lurie Photography wrote:

    > Jane Lurie posted: “”Where flowers bloom so does hope.” ~Lady Bird Johnson > โ€œYou may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope > someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.โ€ โ€• John Lennon > ” >

  54. This is truly wonderful I love the old, dark, boney vines between the fresh yellow mustard blooms, like the hands of old people waving at us. In my province they grow rapeseed, just as yellow in early summer. We don’t have mountains though, the ones embedding your mustard in a bluegrey boundery. Very pretty, and you captured it all beautifully.

    • Thanks so much, Peter. I thought those vines sticking up looked like people, too. I think rapeseed and mustard are very closely related. I’m happy you enjoyed this series and really appreciate your thoughts.

  55. A feast to the eye – and to the soul as well.

  56. Mustard for. miles is a great image, Jane

  57. I have an affinity for barns and country roads so love that shot. Mustard For Miles is a beauty…the mustard disappearing into those hills.

    • Thanks, Sharon. I love barns, too, and this one is a beauty (although they’ve let the white paint wear off…) Mustard for Miles is a great vista behind the barn. Happy you enjoyed them!

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