Maybe this will calm you down

A field on the east side of Buena Vista Road near the Polk-Benton County line.

A field on the east side of Buena Vista Road near the Polk-Benton County line.

Regardless of what this is, whether mustard or turnip seed or something else, it's always a welcome sight when I'm riding my bike on the back roads of the mid-valley in the spring.

Stretching from the road to the horizon, these expanses of green and yellow make springtime in the valley an especially colorful occasion. The growers don't grow this stuff to make the countryside place look pretty, but it's a nice side benefit that this is the result.

What does it have to do with anything in the here and now? Not a whole lot, really, except for this: If national politics drives you up the wall, if you're beginning to think the presidential campaign may be the beginning of the end, take a drive out into the country and look around. It won't change your mind about the state of public affairs, but it will likely calm you down.

Especially if you take it slow, as when rolling along on a bike. (hh)

And so, here's another look.

And so, here's another look.

 

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