Amongst the vineyards in late winter, you will find blankets of bright yellow mustard plants. Photographers love to take advantage of the color but there is a reason why they grow throughout the vineyards.
The mustard crop is part of the ecosystem offering the land protection against the elements and later cultivated into the soil adding nutrients for the soon to grow grapevines.
I enjoy looking at the multitude of colors from the blankets of yellow and green offered by the mustard plants to the rusty trellis waiting for the new growth of this years grapes.
These photographs were taking along an open vineyard in Oakville. I was only one of dozens who had stopped along the road to walk in the mud in hopes to obtain that one good shot.