Thursday, January 21, 2010

Mellow Yellow

Back to the howling old owl in the woods
Hunting the horny back toad
Oh I've finally decided my future lies
Beyond the yellow brick road
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John

This is the only current image in this series. This yellow and aqua ball has been sitting on the snow-covered pond for the past couple of weeks. When I first saw it, only the yellow portion was visible. Most recently the aqua half of it is most apparent. This was taken somewhere in between those two times.

Welcome to my kitchen window where my plants reside through the winter, soaking up yellow morning sunshine. I'm looking forward to late spring when I can transfer them outside again.

A Mother's Day gift of beautiful yellow lilies from my younger son almost two years ago. They enjoy a rainy day.

The yellow roses also glistened under the raindrops.

A different rainy day. This tiny yellow leaf clung to the larger green foliage like this for days afterward.

Brilliant yellow wildflowers grow along one of my usual walking paths.

Fuzzy yellow goslings snuggle up together in the sunshine. They're supposed to be sleeping but the little one on the right kept a wary, weary eye on me.

The soft, silky petal of a solitary yellow rose.

Queen Anne's Lace makes a lovely silhouette in the deepening yellow sunlight of a winter dusk.

This was one of my favourite unexpected photographic moments. It was an October afternoon and we'd been walking alongside the creek. The air temperature must have dropped slightly. As we walked away from the creek to go back home, we could see a fine yellow mist beginning to form above the creek, and breeze over the path...

By the time we reached the path just a few meters away, the air was filled with this golden yellow cloud. Here two people - one on bike and one on foot break through the sunlit haze.

See hue soon!


Sueann said...

Beautiful and amazing photos!!!!

Brian Miller said...

there is just something about that little yellow leaf clinging to the edge of the green...nicely done!

Steve Gravano said...

Beautiful collection once again. I love the goslings photo. Around here the parent geese would never let us get close enough to make a good photograph.

Saz said...

wonderful bright post full of light and sun...thank the queen anne lace image


Hilary said...

Very nice........makes me long for spring!!!!

Doc said...

I love that Elton song and the song Mellow Yellow by Donovan too... Great perspective pictures Hilary!

Lori said...

I love your mellow yellow photo's...very nicely done once again Hilary. Happy Thursday!

ellen abbott said...

The yellows are wonderful. I love those rare days when the sunset and the clouds are just right to make the very air glow yellow.

Jinksy said...

Talk about being in the right place at the right time! That last shot is something else...

abb said...

Love the creek - spirits rising.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful! The yellow colours are fabulous, especially that mist! Love it! I'm aching for spring colours on this dreary grey day!

Daryl said...

Those goslings are glorious

Tabor said...

I find yellow so sunny and warm as was your blog today.

steviewren said...

The goslings and the golden haze with the walker and bicycler are my personal picks. Seeing sunny yellow today brights my day.

Zuzana said...

Unique and fantastic images! As I scroll down the page I think to myself; this one is my favorite, only to realize the next one is.
I love them all and remember the little yellow leaf holding onto the green one from a previous post.

Maggie May said...

I loved those yellow things and the last one of the cyclists going through the mist was fantastic.

Nuts in May

Unspoken said...

I like that yellow on the water, and the window. Warmth, just what is needed. Yellow post is perfect!

Anonymous said...

I love the glow of sunlight that infuses all these pictures-it is a very rare commodity here at the moment.

Beautiful, and just what is needed.

Leah J. Utas said...

You've brightened a gray and overcast day. Thanks.

Mental P Mama said...

Gorgeous! Especially the ones in the mist;)

ds said...

Wonderful--thank you!!

Reb said...

Yellow roses are my favourites - hm, I think I say that every time I see them. Love the mist and the gosling's.

Midlife Roadtripper said...

Every time I choose my favorite, I look a the next one. The last four - all my favorites.

tattytiara said...

I love how you're able to update us on your lovely, subtle subjects - like telling us which side of the ball is currently visible and how long the little leaf clung to the larger.

Unknown said...

Good lord, those last ones , the Queen Anne's Lace, and the misty path ~~ no words.

Nessa said...

These are all so unique and interesting.

NJ said...

Hilary those pictures make me feel all warm inside!

Merisi said...

Beau-hue-ful! :-)

L. D. said...

These are such great shots of yellow. You had so many with a dominate color. I really like all of them. Good job!

Phyllis E said...

All that yellow made me feel quite mellow!

Another beautiful, soothing post, Cuzzie.

Hugs from Snow White (Cuzzie P) in non-yellow VT

Country Girl said...

I love the color yellow. It's soft and sweet, like butter. So beautiful.

Boozy Tooth said...

Stop it with the ducklings!

Karen said...

Great yellow pics! I like all of them, but the leaf, goslings and mists pictures are my fav!

Rosaria Williams said...

These photos are oustandingly beautiful and evocative.

Joanna Jenkins said...

I am really enjoying this series of "colors" posts Hilary. They just keep getting better! Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I love these color theme posts. The gosling photo was an unexpected treat!

Dave said...

A nice collection of yellow photos Hilary. I specially liked your Queen Anne's Lace silhouette. - Dave

ethelmaepotter! said...

The bicycle riders in the mist - OMG! And the macro image of the rose - it makes me want to snuggle my nose into it and inhale deeply.
Your blog should be listed on medical websites under 'ways to lower your blood pressure!'

LadyFi said...

Superb shots. Love the misty yellowness and that tiny leaf clinging to the larger one - so vulnerable - just like life!

Kat said...

Never have I enjoyed yellow so much! What gorgeous yellow photos. The yellow mist is just hypnotyzing. Wow. :)

the Bag Lady said...

I love the misty shots at the end! Fabulous, yet again, Hilary.

JC said...

Beautiful photos. The shot of the yellow rose close up took my breath away. Very Georgia Okeefe of you. Wonderful.

Redbush said...

Love your photos as usual! The luscious -coloured wild flowers are calling for the rush of spring, as are the gorgeous goslings!

Nancy said...

You see the magic, Hilary, you really do.

Wendy said...

Your queen anne's lace is spectacular! And the mist! Love the yellow flowers too. Can't wait for spring.

Wendy said...

Not sure that last comment went through - love all your photos, especially the queen annes' lace!

Mage said...

Look at all those folks sharing their thoughts. I'm electrified by the shadow next to the ball. It's vibrant in its intensity.

Hilary said...

• Thanks, SueAnn. :)

• Brian, thanks very much. :)

• Thanks, Steve. This family of geese swam close by, climbed up on shore and settled in about 50 feet away. I had a decent zoom too. :)

• Saz, thanks very kindly. Much appreciated. :)

• Hilary, thanks. Me too. :)

• Thanks, Doc. And I'm glad you liked my choice of music. :)

• Thank you, Lori. I'm glad you enjoyed them. Thanks for stopping by. :)

• Ellen, I love that kind of day too. Like magic. Thanks for the kind words. :)

• Jinsky, thanks. That's exactly what it was. I got very lucky. :)

• TSannie, you would think, eh? :)

• Rain, thanks. I'm hoping it will return before too long. :)

• Thanks, Daryl. They sure were sweet. :)

• Thanks kindly, Tabor. Couldn't ask for better than that. :)

• Thanks, Steviewren. I'm glad it did. :)

• Thanks very much, Zuzana. I'm glad you enjoyed them. :)

• Maggie May, thanks. I'm pleased that you like them. :)

• Amy, thanks very much. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. :)

• Moannie, sunshine is always welcomed in winter. I'm glad to have sent some your way. :)

• Leah, I'm glad that I could. :)

• Thanks, MPM. Much appreciated. :)

• Thanks kindly, DS. Much appreciated. :)

• Thanks, Reb. I'll have to post a yellow rose again sometime just to see is you do say that every time. ;)

• Thanks, MJ. I'm so glad to hear that. :)

• Tattytiara, I'm glad you liked that. I was hoping I wasn't boring everyone with those details. :)

• Deb, I'm glad you like them. Thanks for that. :)

• Thanks, Nessa. Much appreciated. :)

• NJ, thank you. I'm so glad to hear that. :)

• Merisi, thank-hue! ;)

• Larry, thanks very much. I'm glad you enjoyed them. :)

• Sandra, thank you. :)

• Cuzzie Phylls, quite right! ;) And I'm glad to hear that your snow is non-yellow .. until you let Quintzy out at it. ;)

• Kate, I'm glad you like them. :)

• Alix, oh you missed the original post with the goslings... ;)

• Thanks, Karen. I'm glad you like them. :)

• Lakeviewer, thanks very kindly. Much appreciated. :)

• Joanna, thanks so much. I'm thrilled that you're enjoying them. :)

• KC, thank you. They were an unexpected treat for me too. :)

• Thanks very much, Dave. I'm glad you liked it. :)

• EthelMae, thanks so much for you very kind words. How's your blood pressure now? ;)

• LadyFi, quite true. Thanks so much for the kind words. Much appreciated.

• Thanks very kindly, Kat. Very much appreciated. :)

• Baggie, thanks very much. I'm glad you think so. :)

• JC, thanks very kindly. Your kind words mean a lot to me. :)

• Redbush, it's good to see you around. Thanks for the kind words. Maybe you can help with that chorus and spring will arrive faster. :)

• Thank you, Nancy. That truly means a lot to me. :)

• Thanks very much, Wendy. I'm glad you enjoyed them. Very much appreciated. :)

• Maggie, thanks very much. I'm pleased that you like them. :)

Kathleen said...

I'm smitten with the little yellow leaf and the queen anne's lace against that luscious sky. I'm also taken with the goslings and the rose. Hmmm...I best just say: Wonderful yellow images, Hilary. What an eye you have!

Dianne said...

I love how you capture the light

you're magical you know :)

photowannabe said...

I just love your pictures, especially the yellow roses, no wait the yellow mist, no...the Queen Anne Lace. Thanks for the sunny lift on this damp and dreary Saturday morning.

Anonymous said...

I love your take on color themes for posts... great shots, Hilary!
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cheshire wife said...

Good to be reminded that Winter will not last forever. Yellow is such a cheerful colour.

Barry said...

The final photo is a masterpiece. Just brilliant work.

Russell said...

Checking in here at #56 or #292 or some such high number! Heh!

Mellow yellow? I can hear that jingo and probably will all day now! Remember that soda? Coke put it out to compete with Mountain Dew.

I like a lot of these images a lot. The mist is really nice. But I have to vote for Image #1 -- the yellow ball on the snow covered pond. That's my choice.

But if you ask me tomorrow, well...!

Hilary said...

• Thanks very kindly, Kathleen. Much appreciated. :)

• Thank you for that, Dianne. Your words made me smile. :)

• Sue, thank you. I"m really glad you like them. :)

• Thanks very much, Bach. I'm glad you're enjoying them. :)

• Cheshire Wife, sometimes it feels as if it will. Thanks for stopping by. :)

• Barry. thank you so much. Your kind words mean a lot to me. :)

• Russell, I can't say that I remember a soda called Mellow Yellow but i sure do remember the Donavan song. Thanks very much for the always-kind words. :)

Kelly H-Y said...

Oh how I love that little yellow leaf clinging to the bigger green leaf.

Cricket said...

So happy to find these two new (to me) posts. At the risk of being repetitious, you really do take marvelous photographs. The close-up of the rose and the Queen Anne's lace especially here.

Though Mellow Yellow is an apt title for the post, I never did care for the song. It always smacked of faux-psychedelia to me, like some teenager imagining what an acid trip might be like if he had any and dared. For my own mental soundtrack:

Dandelion The Rolling Stones

imbeingheldhostage said...

Love love love the misty shots. Wow, they lifted my spirits just looking at them.

Hilary said...

• Thanks, Kelly. It sure caught my eye. I'm glad you like it. :)

• Cricket, thank you so much for those kind words. I'm glad you're enjoying these posts. I'm quite liking putting them together. I think the Stones song would be a great mental soundtrack. Thanks for that. :)

• IBHH, thank you. I'm so glad that they did. :)

~JarieLyn~ said...

I love how the yellow leaf clung to the green leaf. Very cool. The last photo is my fave. So mysterious looking.

Hilary said...

Thanks very kindly, JarieLyn. Much appreciated. :)