Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Yellow


Yellow, the colour of summer, of dry grass and dusty pollen. The colour of stripes on bees, kooky caterpillars, and the sweetest little butterflies. Yellow paper daisies, roses, sunflowers, pansies and chrysanthemums. Yearning for yellow through the grey months of winter.

Yellow grapefruit - emptied to make a solstice lantern, yellow lemons slowly ripening on the tree, a glut of golden corn cut and frozen for later, yellow spaghetti squash waiting to be eaten, yellow peppers and tomatoes clinging on for dear life despite the blizzard blowing around them. Yellow in the pantry, yellow jelly, mustard, saffron, butter and pickles.

The colour of childhood. Yellow has been the favourite colour of many little boys I know, including our own. A yellow teddy, gum boots, slide, bat, trucks, buses, books, bunting. Our kitchen, lounge, and bathroom are all a cheery bright yellow. Vintage yellow - a yellow striped jug from my mother outlaw and a garage sale yellow teapot, a yellow cat waving on a biscuit jar and a yellow pineapple votive.

An Orchard Swallowtail Butterfly caterpillar hanging out on our lemon tree.

Songs about yellow from my childhood.
Mellow Yellow

Yellow Submarine

Follow the Yellow Brick Road.

Playing along with Sister Sun's weekly colour meme .

10 comments:

  1. What a great mix. I see a few nifty vintage pieces there - love the teapot and milk jug. You have a lot of yellow! cheers Wendy

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    1. I think we have a lot of most colours when I start looking around, actually we have a lot of stuff in general, a real rainbow house.

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  3. Oh my gosh I didn't even think of "follow the yellow brick road" that's a good one. You have some great yellow pictures...Love your old yellow jug.

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    1. And then Elton sings Goodbye yellow brick road...

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  4. Came by to check out your blog after you left a comment on mine. It's a good idea to make a collage like you did. I'm kicking myself that I did not think of follow the yellow brick road! :)

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    1. Imm having fun hunting for colors and there are too many pictures to post so easier to collage them. Yellow brick road is gold! Pun intended.

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  5. Oh, I love Mellow Yellow - such a great song!

    Not much yellow around here at the moment, unless you count the two lemons ripening on the tree. Not really all that long until some daffodils and jonquils might make an appearance though...

    Love that yellow tea pot/cover of yours!

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  6. Can't wait until those bulbs start flowering, they really do mark the longer days returning. Snow to 1200m today, it's going to be a cold solstice party!

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  7. I'm a little late to stop by and take a look at your lovely yellow collage - but it's worth it! Such a bright sunny post!
    Thanks for joining in again...... and I love the songs! I wonder if there are many green songs around? It will be interesting to see for next time!

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In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.
Margaret Atwood

“She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbour:
"Winter is dead.”
― A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young