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Weekly Photo Challenge: Yellow Yellow

19/12/2014

“I just go with the flow, I follow the yellow brick road. I don’t know where it’s going to lead me, but I follow it.” Grace Jones

Weekly Photo Challenge: Yellow - Sunflower welcomes a bee

Weekly Photo Challenge: Yellow – Sunflower welcomes a bee

Weekly Photo Challenge: Yellow -  Center of a Sunflower

Weekly Photo Challenge: Yellow – Center of a Sunflower

Yellow is commonly associated with gold, wealth, sunshine, reason, happiness, optimism and pleasure, but also with envy, jealousy and betrayal. It plays an important role in Asian culture, particularly in China… In Ancient Egypt, yellow was associated with gold, which was considered to be imperishable, eternal and indestructible. The skin and bones of the gods were believed to be made of gold. Yellow

Yellow is a color that warms my heart. Every season, starting in early spring, I look forward to the blossoming yellow blooms in my garden. Gardening has always been a huge part of my life. Part of my childhood years were spent in a household with a Mom who enjoyed gardening, raising small farm animals and bird watching/feeding. As far back as I can remember, I had a garden of sorts. When I moved to New York, I had indoor plants and window plants in the summer. While some people find gardening messy and buggy, I enjoy the connection to the earth and the calm it brings to my mind. Plus, I always look forward to seeing seeds germinate and grow into beautiful colorful flowers. Don’t you?  For this challenge, all I could see in my mind’s eye were bursts of  yellow flora and  I couldn’t resist the call to honor the many blooms from summers past.

 

“Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun.” Pablo Picasso

Weekly Photo Challenge: Yellow - A collage of yellow flowers and a motorcycle

Weekly Photo Challenge: Yellow – A collage of yellow flowers and a motorcycle

Weekly Photo Challenge: Yellow -  Daffodils in my spring garden

Weekly Photo Challenge: Yellow – Daylilies in my spring garden

Yellow is the color of sunshine. It’s associated with joy, happiness, intellect, and energy. Yellow produces a warming effect, arouses cheerfulness, stimulates mental activity, and generates muscle energy. Yellow is often associated with food. Yellow

As I read posts explaining the symbolic meaning of yellow, I couldn’t help but smile; especially reading the snippet above about the joy and sunshine the color evokes.  There is something uplifting about that shade and even though we tend to look at lemons as bitter and a symbol of hard-times and bad cars,  the cheeriness of the color persists. After the color yellow, I love seeing red and white flowers in my garden and then everything else. Why? You might ask… It’s because I can see them from the street and bright flowers lift my spirit and make me smile. Enjoy the shots from my garden and from walks about town. I’ve shared many yellow flowers from my collection in the photos above and below. Stay a while and share your favorite color and flower.
More Below!
“There is no blue without yellow and without orange..” Vincent Van Gogh

Weekly Photo Challenge: Yellow - A dash of yellow wisteria in my backyard

Weekly Photo Challenge: Yellow – A dash of yellow wisteria in my backyard

Weekly Photo Challenge: Yellow -  Parade of kids in yellow hats

Weekly Photo Challenge: Yellow – Parade of kids in yellow hats

Within the meaning of colors, yellow is the great communicator and loves to talk. Yellow is the color of the networker and the journalist, all working and communicating on a mental level. Yellow is the scientist, constantly analyzing, looking at both sides before making a decision; methodical and decisive. Yellow is the entertainer, the comic, the clown. Yellow

One thing I love about Wisteria is that it augurs the coming of spring. The early crocus flowers show their heads towards the end of winter, and daffodils bow and wave at us not long after. Wisteria announces its spring song by blooming its huge, shrubby heart out.  I love looking out the kitchen and living room windows in the spring because of the abundance of bright yellow colors.  As summer winds down, the front yard becomes a verdant oasis of vinca vine (periwinkle) that holds steady till spring. Somewhere between fall and spring,  dead brown leaves add a strong hue of earth brown to the mix.  I see them everywhere now and look forward to the colors of spring. What about you?  Oh yes, and about that yellow Motorcycle story, you can read about it here: Delivering Happiness.

Happy Holidays!

My fellow bloggers were equally creative with their selections. Check out how others interpreted the theme below.

This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Weekly Photo Challenge: Yellow This week, away with the colors of Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa. Show us what “yellow” means to you.

Positive Motivation Tip: Yellow is the color of sunshine and many other symbols and meanings mentioned above. Find your positive yellow side and sprinkle it around the world

More Weekly Photo Challenge Posts

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos from my personal collection.

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

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76 Comments leave one →
  1. 19/12/2014 12:52 pm

    HI Elizabeth,
    What a lovely series and celebration of the color yellow!

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  2. 19/12/2014 1:02 pm

    Great quote by Picasso, great photographs too! Blessings!

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  3. 19/12/2014 1:12 pm

    The photos are beautiful.. this is definitely a great prompt 🙂

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  4. 19/12/2014 1:29 pm

    Yellow is such a happy colour to look at; it stirs us to smile and be joyful. I love the yellow flowers in your garden – there is much happiness there!

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  5. 19/12/2014 3:07 pm

    Good catch!

    janet

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  6. Nancy (@spiffykerms) permalink
    19/12/2014 3:10 pm

    Beautiful photos. Yellow is one of my favourite colours of all time 🙂

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  7. 19/12/2014 3:18 pm

    Yellow is such a fun color. And there are so many different ways to enhance it and make it even more fun. Love these shots. 🙂

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  8. kathyssavings1 permalink
    19/12/2014 3:26 pm

    Those are some beautiful photos! The sunflowers are very lovely!

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  9. 19/12/2014 3:39 pm

    Fun yellow photos and quotes! I’m loving this idea of the Weekly Photo Challenge–I might try to jump on board soon!

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  10. 19/12/2014 4:07 pm

    Elizabeth, you do take some beautiful photos. I love those first two, especially. 😛

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  11. 19/12/2014 6:01 pm

    My favorite color! Love all the yellow pictures – especially the first 2. Awesome.

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  12. 3sonshavei permalink
    19/12/2014 8:13 pm

    You just made me love the color of yellow! Great post

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  13. ninasaysblog permalink
    19/12/2014 10:07 pm

    Beautiful photos. As a child yellow was my favorite color, and was obsessed with sunflowers.

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  14. Michelle Hwee permalink
    19/12/2014 10:40 pm

    I love the color yellow, such a happy color. SO vibrant and beautiful as well 🙂

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  15. 19/12/2014 11:05 pm

    Love your garden my dear 🙂

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  16. Tanya Coffman permalink
    19/12/2014 11:23 pm

    All those beautiful yellow pictures inspired a happy mood for me! Thank you 😀

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  17. Terri's Little Haven (@terrishutterbug) permalink
    20/12/2014 3:55 am

    Beautiful yellows and yellow is such a happy color. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. 20/12/2014 4:21 am

    Great photos! I love all the different ways the theme was interpreted. I think my fave was the kids in the hats 🙂

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  19. 20/12/2014 6:31 am

    I really love that second photo. I love the color yellow it is so vibrant.

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  20. Victoria permalink
    20/12/2014 6:58 am

    These photos all look so nice. Yellow can be a very beautiful color.

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  21. Stephanie Keeping permalink
    20/12/2014 7:01 am

    Just beautiful! I love yellow flowers.

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  22. 20/12/2014 8:25 am

    I enjoy the color yellow too! Not so much as a child, but as an adult it reminds me of warm summer, pretty gardens and beauty. 🙂

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  23. brandyellen permalink
    20/12/2014 9:10 am

    The color yellow makes me smile. Just scrolling through your photos, seeing yellow in the back of my eye while reading really changed the mood for me. Thanks for sharing this photo challenge today!

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  24. 20/12/2014 9:45 am

    Glad to know about yellow. In my place yellow symbolize freedom

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  25. 20/12/2014 10:59 am

    Beautiful pictures! I love the colour yellow as well, and I have bursts of it in my kitchen as my way of bringing the sunshine in 🙂

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  26. 20/12/2014 1:00 pm

    Beautiful photos! Love the sunflowers especially!

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  27. Vidya Sudarsan (@IDP_Vidya) permalink
    20/12/2014 1:29 pm

    I love yellow color flowers. So cheerful! nature at its best!

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  28. 20/12/2014 4:07 pm

    I never knew yellow symbolized so many great qualities. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. 20/12/2014 4:17 pm

    Yellow is such a pretty color. And the sunflower is an amazing flower to look at, especially up close like the ones you have here.

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  30. 20/12/2014 6:54 pm

    It’s hard not to feel cheerful when seeing the color yellow. Love the pictures you featured!

    HilLesha

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  31. Ann Bacciaglia permalink
    20/12/2014 9:19 pm

    These are amazing photos. I love the color yellow.

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  32. 20/12/2014 10:39 pm

    So pretty!

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  33. 20/12/2014 11:01 pm

    Yellow makes me think of summer, the sun, and a bright day. It’s a color that makes me smile. I like to see it in art.

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  34. bonniegowen permalink
    21/12/2014 6:59 am

    I love the color yellow too. It’s so lively and awakening. I especially love that color when Spring rolls around.

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  35. Tonya Blackstone-Coleman permalink
    21/12/2014 8:48 am

    I love yellow. It’s so cheery and reminds me of spring and sunshine!

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  36. maggiesblog2 permalink
    21/12/2014 9:20 am

    Yellow is such a cheerful color! I love it for my kitchen!

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  37. 21/12/2014 9:56 am

    I love this! The photo challenge sounds fun. I just went and checked out their page. Your pictures are gorgeous, you really brought out the yellow.

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  38. Risa permalink
    21/12/2014 12:59 pm

    Yellow is such a happy color. I think in decorating a home it would make a great accent color (pillows, cushions, ect.) Great photo finds! I love the sunflower with the bee!

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  39. 21/12/2014 2:08 pm

    Yellow is my power color! It is so inspiring to me.

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  40. Rodel S. Mercurio permalink
    21/12/2014 4:00 pm

    Thank you for the information and review about the post.

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  41. 21/12/2014 7:06 pm

    Yellow & orange are actually my favorite colors & interestingly enough I am also Asian. Lol! They are such bright & happy colors. 🙂

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  42. Mrs. Jilly Fisher permalink
    21/12/2014 8:34 pm

    Your pictures are so beautiful!

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  43. mythirtyspot permalink
    21/12/2014 11:25 pm

    Love yellow, love the meaning and love this post!

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  44. 21/12/2014 11:39 pm

    All the beautiful yellow! Funny that I didn’t appreciate the color yellow until I got older. I hated the color as a kid!

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  45. ebodker permalink
    22/12/2014 5:13 am

    I love seeing all of your photos each week. I think you did phenomenal job. Keep up the good work! I love yellow and you’re right yellow does bring a smile to your face.

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  46. 22/12/2014 5:38 am

    Great shots. I love the bright flowers.

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  47. crysta911 permalink
    22/12/2014 9:33 am

    All the yellow makes me feel happy!

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  48. 22/12/2014 11:41 am

    Very Nice. I like the meanings of the colour. The pictures left a smile on my face on this wintery day.

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  49. 22/12/2014 1:48 pm

    I love yellow. And I do agree that it is the color of happiness.

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  50. Hina Naz permalink
    26/12/2014 8:12 am

    A post with strong arguments. For me yellow color is warm. I love gardeing too as because of shortage of time. Lilies looking awesome. I wish I could see them in your garden. 😉

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  51. 26/12/2014 8:21 am

    Isn’t it amazing how colors have their own psychological explanations and impacts to human behavior and thinking? I’ve studied the color yellow for our branding subject and why and when it should be used.

    Yellow was my favorite before but I think, because I’ve grown up, I’m more into the darker shades. Yellow, for me, fits children more or younger individuals.

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  52. 26/12/2014 8:23 am

    I love the colour of yellow!! (: It is so cheery and happy, and a spark in everywhere.

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  53. Vanessa Ally permalink
    26/12/2014 8:38 am

    Can you believe that in my country some people still avoid giving yellow flowers as a present because yellow roses were considered as flowers of hatred in the past! As for me, I love yellow roses and sunflowers and often buy them from the market, just for my own pleasure.

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  54. 26/12/2014 10:04 am

    When I am thinking about the yellow colour only positive thoughts I have 🙂 Great post and I loved the pictures as well !!!

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  55. Skinny b permalink
    26/12/2014 10:29 am

    I love yellow.. There are songs about yellow too

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  56. 26/12/2014 12:13 pm

    More than a very summer and sunshine-y color, yellow reminds me of one of my country’s former presidents, Corazon Aquino. She gave freedom and unity this new color when she became our president after the People Power movement in 1986.

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  57. 26/12/2014 6:12 pm

    Color has its own value, its own meaning to one’s personality. For the artist, yellow may mean different thing to the psychologist. Others could appreciate it. But there are some who couldn’t do that for they’re color blind. Personally, I like yellow for it perks up my life. It is like a hope that shines on me while I am in distress. However, I seldom wear yellow color dress for I have a brown complexion. And it seems non-match to me.

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  58. 26/12/2014 7:23 pm

    I love the emotional reaction of the colour yellow, but I must say the colour itself is not very pleasant to my eyes when it comes to “men made products”. I do love the sun, the colour yellow in the nature but not on walls or furniture.

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  59. Pabin Raj Luitel permalink
    26/12/2014 11:21 pm

    Great post with great proverbs. Can I call it a yellow motivation because it could bring the in-activeness to an end and we could start a day with new energy and motivation. Every day starts with the yellow color of the sunrise.

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  60. franck permalink
    27/12/2014 7:47 am

    The sunflower photos looks really cool. It’s nice to take photos of flowers and appreciate how beautiful they are even in photos.

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  61. Gilliannong.com permalink
    27/12/2014 6:20 pm

    yellow is such a bright and lively color – I love picasso’s quote as well.

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  62. Fred permalink
    27/12/2014 6:36 pm

    Yellow is an important color in our country’s history because of it was theme color of the peaceful revolution we had in 1986. It is my personal favorite primary color as well. – Fred

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  63. 27/12/2014 11:28 pm

    The sunflower photographs are stunning. I loved the collection you have put together for ‘yellow’ 🙂

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  64. iaminlander permalink
    28/12/2014 3:49 am

    I love the pictures! I love the sunflowers and all the other pictures. I like that all pictures speak life… even the flowers symbolizes hope and positiveness!

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  65. yuhjiun permalink
    29/12/2014 4:14 am

    I love yellow colour as well! Love all the galleries here 😀

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  66. 03/01/2015 8:11 am

    Lovely pictures! One of my favorite flowers also, they inspire positive energy 😉

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