Sunday, April 29, 2012

Mellow Yellow

It goes by many names in different languages.  Perhaps you say, geel, jaune, gelb, gulur, giallo, or amarillo.  I just say yellow.  



It is a color associated with cowardice, caution, and aging.  It is the color of a submarine that The Beatles deemed so special. 



It is the color of cabs and school buses.  It signals victories in the form of the maillot jaune in the Tour de France.  It is the color of the sun in every childhood drawing. 


At this moment yellow covers pastures all over Smalltownland.  

Beautiful and maybe not so mellow. 

29 comments:

  1. How lovely! Perhaps we need to go on a country drive here soon...

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  2. love these 'put a fence in front of it' photos! :)

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  3. I say "geel"!! Lovely pictures Mich,have a great weekend!

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  4. An interesting idea! Alexander Theroux wrote about eighty pages about yellow in his 'The Primary Colours', and it is a fascinating reading...

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  5. Michelle -- Mustard blooms are everywhere. I know they are rather invasive but I don't care. I pick them and place in a vase by my computer. They keep their bloom for days in my vase. Nice post!

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  6. Very beautiful. And it is, perhaps, a more mellow shade of yellow ;-)

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  7. I once had a little Ford pickup I called..."Mellow Yellow"!

    And yellow, in many shades, is the color of choice for sunflowers!

    Love your photos!

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  8. I loved this post.. I also love yellow. To me it evokes happy sunny days.. we have our family room and dining room painted yellow so I can feel like it's a sunny day all year here in oftentimes gray Oregon.
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  9. I love your pictures and the yellow that you're seeing so are we--It just makes me feel so good to look at it!

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  10. a delightful collection of photos almost NORMAN ROCKWELL ish

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  11. Oh, great.....for the past two days Bella Linda by the Grassroots has been echoing inside my head and now Donovan is moving in!

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  12. Great yellow...All of our wild yellow flowers are just about gone...I'll just enjoy your's for a while now...
    Have a happy Sunday

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  13. Love this post. My brother, who died in '09, always answered the phone, "Yello!" (His pronunciation of 'hello'.) We miss that 'Yello!'

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  14. These are super. A very peaceful scene.

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  15. It looks like the horses love to graze on this yellow blooms, Michelle. It certainly brightens the scenery!

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  16. Wonderful, Michelle. Both photos and your words. :)

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  17. These photos are stunning. I love the yellow in them. I'm going back for a second look.

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  18. Look at those beautiful fields...maybe it smells good too?

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  19. Spread out over fields like this I call it 'beautiful'. Nice pics.

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  20. they look more like paintings than photographs to me !
    super well done
    anni

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  21. too bad for the negative connotations, as yellow is a most stunning color in early spring when the forsythia starts to bloom.

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  22. Reminded me much of home. Thank you.

    Please have a good new month.

    daily athens photo

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  23. Careful there girl...I just might break out in song. I really doesn't take much ya know? Heeehehehehe!

    Beautiful 'yellow' pastures!!!

    Have yourself a blissfully blessed week sweetie!!! :o)

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  24. So pretty, Michelle. I guess I need to get out of the city :)

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  25. Yellow is just one of those colors that always makes me happy- great shots Michelle!

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  26. I agree with everyone else who loves your photography. It's such a pleasure to view your handiwork.

    Soon the daisies will be blooming all over here. I can't wait!

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  27. Beautiful. We saw fields like that around Opp, Alabama. I wished they came a little more south.

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