Fields of Gold

I came upon the most wonderful, lovely field of yellow flowers while out running errands the other day, and I pulled the car over to get a closer look and take a few photos.  It was so unexpected and out of place, if I hadn’t been already watching for and looking at the autumn colors along the road, I may have missed it altogether.

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I’m a huge fan of the color yellow, as a child it was my favorite color.  Now my favorite color is purple.  🙂  I love all colors though actually.  Blue is so dreamy and peaceful, and green is so living, but all colors have their own beauty, and yellow is such a delight, so cheerful, it always draws my attention.

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As I was taking pictures of the masses of yellow glory, I noticed a path and followed it.  It wound around a short way and ended at a small pond.  The yellow was so pretty against the blue of the water.

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It was all quite wonderful and such a nice little detour from my errands.  We must always keep our eyes open to the beauty that surrounds us, it’s there, even amidst the most mundane of tasks.

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As I was going through my photos I kept hearing the song Fields of Gold playing in my head.  There’s always a song playing in my head.  😉  Anyway, this is such a beautiful song, do have yourself a listen…

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These are the lyrics…

You’ll remember me when the west wind moves
Among the fields of the barley
You can tell the sun in his jealous sky
When we walked in fields of gold

So she took her love for to gaze awhile
Among the fields of the barley
In his arms she fell as her hair came down
Among the fields of gold

Will you stay with me will you be my love
Among the fields of the barley
And you can tell the sun in his jealous sky
When we walked in fields of gold

I never made promises lightly
And there have been some that I’ve broken
But I swear in the days still left
We will walk in fields of gold
We’ll walk in fields of gold

I never made promises lightly
And there have been some that I’ve broken
But I swear in the days still left
We will walk in fields of gold
We’ll walk in fields of gold

Many years have passed since those summer days
Among the fields of the barley
See the children run as the sun goes down
As you lie in fields of gold

You’ll remember me when the west wind moves
Among the fields of the barley
You can tell the sun in his jealous sky
When we walked in fields of gold
When we walked in fields of gold
When we walked in fields of gold

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And with that, I’m off to partake in more of the mundane, working at putting my garage sale together.  Ugh.  But even in that I will be keeping my eyes and heart open to the beauty that is surely around me if I only look for it…

Peace & love…

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20 responses to “Fields of Gold

  1. Beautiful pictures, and the perfect song to go with them, so heavenly performed by Eva Cassidy!

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  2. Julie, I like how you find beauty in everyday life. Some people might look at those flowers and wonder how you were able to come across such gorgeous colors displayed in all their natural splendor, when the truth is this beauty surrounds us every day! We’re usually just too busy to pull our cars over and look at it 🙂

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    • Thanks Simon, I’m so glad I did pull over and took the time to take it all in, it really was so very lovely! I would have liked to have stayed there even longer, but my family was calling for me from the car to continue on our way. We’ve had some gorgeous weather here this week and I would have liked to have been out enjoying it more instead of toiling away with putting together this cursed garage sale, but I am thankful for the little moments of beauty I’ve still been able to enjoy along the way. 🙂

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  3. Beautiful flowers you’ve captured them beautifully, I do love your blog always full of inspiration.

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  4. A lovely song Julie, and I can see why it went through your head when being with these beautiful flowers! Thanks for sharing these most wonderful photos of joy.

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    • Hi there Yaz, It really is such a beautiful song, and I’m so glad you found the photos joyful! The “fields of gold” those yellow flowers were in was indeed a very joyous place! 😀

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  5. Yellow is the only favorite color I’ve ever had! There’s just nothing like blue & yellow!

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  6. Beautiful post and attitude you have, Julie!

    Blessings ~ Wendy

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  7. What a wonderful way to honor Eva Cassidy. Her clear, soaring voice is still a gift, today. Beautiful post!

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  8. Beautiful photos Julie, absolutely love this song. 🙂

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  9. Thank you for sharing. So refreshing!

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