“Well, I’ve moved to the country for the first time in my life, and there are barley fields right next door. And I remember walking through one day and seeing this crop being moved by the wind and the sunshine, and … I thought it was a great metaphor for love, and, its a kind of love song.” -Sting, about his song Fields of Gold from ‘Ten Summoner’s Tales’ Promotional Interview Disc, ’93
This photo, and the next, capture what I believe is the most beautiful time of year in Prague. All across Czech Republic, fields of Colza checker the countryside in yellow brighter than New York City taxi cabs. Usually, fog and haze clothe Prague in its cloak of mystique. But on clear days, from the high hills surrounding Prague’s Vltava River, the German-Czech border mountains line the horizon to the North, and in every direction around Prague, fields of gold rim the City.
Though difficult to capture in a photograph or two, here you can see two of my favorite views. One toward the Prague Castle and the swirls of orange tile roofs surging across the Prague hills, one zoomed in, and one of the Prague Castle lapped in fog in the morning. I hope you enjoy seeing it!
What beauty captivates you? What have you noticed recently that takes your breath away?