Mellow Yellow

I’m just mad about saffron

Saffron’s mad about me

They call me mellow yellow (quite rightly).

~Donovan

Unlike Donovan, I admit to nothing, folks. I’m just saying I like the color yellow.

Okay, here’s the deal: I decided to put a challenge to myself (since no one else stepped up to the plate, ahem). My rules are simple:

a. Pick a color.

b. Pick a song lyric or quote to go along with the color.

c. Choose three photographs from my portfolio that display said color.

This post is my first time unto the breach, dear friends. After browsing dozens of my photos I begin to despair at the choice of yellow. What was I thinking?? Hmm…perhaps it was the banana peel.

I spotted this lovely yellow rose among the grasses and wild flowers along the walk from the village of Craster to Dunstanburgh Castle. Okay, so yeah. This one was an easy yellow choice. Not too worry the next two will be a bit less obvious.

I spotted this lovely mellowish, proudly and most definitely yellow rose among the grasses and wild flowers along the walk from the village of Craster to Dunstanburgh Castle. Yeah, yeah, I hear you. This one was a straightforward choice. Not too worry the next two will be a bit less so.

 

One fine misty, mellow, yellowish morning in Gaviota State Beach California.

One fine misty, mellow, yellowish morning at Gaviota State Beach California. The quiet was marvelous.

 

Okay, I'll admit it. I got really lucky finding this capture. Yellowed stained glass window at Jedburgh Abbey in the amazing Scottish Borders. My husband and I fell in love with the area.

Yeah, I’ll admit it. I got really lucky finding this capture since it was hidden, nay buried along with quite a few other shots I’d completely forgotten about. A pretty cool mellowed and much yellowed stained glass window at Jedburgh Abbey in the amazing Scottish Borders. My husband and I fell in love with the area.

Should anyone viewing this post get it into their heads to follow suit and take part in the Mellow Yellow challenge, please leave me a link to your post in the comments. I’d love to see what you come up with.

In the grand closing style of the illustrious Loonie Toons and as verbalized by the maverick Porky Pig, Th-Th-That’s All Folks.

Orange

I ran across this blog, Snap Shots Around the World which is contributed to by three women who live in different parts of the world. Intriguing, yes? They post a photo challenge a few times a month with a different theme. Not only do you get to enjoy the photos that each of them post, you can participate yourself. You’re meant to share a photo (or two or three) on your blog or flickr account with your interpretation of the theme, then post your link in the comments on their blog. An excellent idea and kudos go out to them!

I’m participating in the theme “Orange“…the idea just intrigued me. I recalled some photos I had taken at the Chalice Well & Garden in Glastonbury.

Chalice Well at Glastonbury, Somerset

Although it is clearly stone, I was fascinated by the terra cotta color of the fountain. Apparently, the coloring of the stone is due to the minerals that are in the waters, which are meant to be healing.
A small Marigold, which I also took at the Chalice Well & Garden.

I’d love to see your interpretation of “Orange,” as well, let me know if you participate.