Say 'hello' to the Canola flower. A bouquet of beautiful, bright yellow flowers with a plethora of Canola seeds situated smack dab in the middle of the petals.
Welcome to the farms of Northern Tennessee where the Canola seed is one of the main crops grown here. Within a few short miles of Interstate 65, just across the state line from Kentucky, there are multiple farms with large fields of Canola blooming. Each Spring in mid to late April, the fields come alive with color. The brightest, most beautiful sunny color one could possibly imagine paints the landscape.
While the farmers own the land and farm the fields here, the Canola fields seem to dominant in Spring while in full bloom. On one rural road, I encountered several old dilapidated barns with Canola fields nearby. These old barns seem to come alive with the bright yellow Canola fields as a backdrop.
It is a breathtakingly beautiful area to drive on a Saturday afternoon. One added benefit, there is virtually no one on these country roads, with the possible exception of a farm tractor or a farmer heading to town. So if you are in the vicinity, plan a stop. You'll leave with a bright sunny smile on your face. You won't be able to help it. ENJOY!