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100_1623Yellow is the perfect color for spring.  It is vibrant, alive, boisterous, hopeful.  Yellow reminds us all that new life is just around the corner. It brings the brightness and warmth of the sun into the garden—or into the house through a bouquet.   A few weeks ago, I visited Red Rock Canyon State Park, near Mojave, California, and enjoyed a glorious spring day full of wildflowers and butterflies.  The Desert Dandelions stretched like a carpet across the desert floor.


If spring has not yet started to dance around your gardens, be patient.  As Elizabeth Sangster says, “Never yet was a spring time when the buds forgot to bloom.”   Hope these yellow blooms bring a little springtime to your world.

golden valley

butterfly on flower 2

angel flowers 4

angel flowers 7

Flower yellow cactus close



yellow cropped with bee

golden valley 2

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mulit tulips


sunflowers in vase

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“Yellow flowers are like physical manifestations of sunlight.”  Jarod Kintz

“She wore her yellow sun-bonnet, she wore her greenest gown’ she turned to the south wind and curtsied up and down. She turned to the sunlight and shook her yellow head, and whispered to her neighbor, ‘Winter is dead.”  A. A. Milne

light daffodills

“Yellow is a very favorable vibration for mental or intellectual activity, as it promotes a clear state of mind.  Yellow heightens your awareness and alleviates depression, sadness, or any kind of despondency.”  Tae Yun Kim

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

“How wonderful yellow is.  It stands for the sun.”  Vincent Van Gogh

yellow with bee

 NOTE:  This post is my response to Sunday Stills, the Next Challenge: Yellow or Wildflowers. You’ll see some great shots when you enjoy all the responses to this challenge.

Comments on: "SPRING IS HERE!" (12)

  1. You are so right about yellow being the color of hope and optimism. I spent the day in an arboretum and the daffodils there came in impossible shades of yellows, some of them I’ve never seen before. Gorgeous. I love all of your flower pics, especially the “carpet” of flowers and the cacti.

    • Thanks for sharing. I love daffodils! I feel very lucky to have stumbled on the wildflowers in Red Rock Canyon on a great day for wildflowers. A week later and they were waning already. Spring is so fleeting! Thanks for stopping by.

  2. So lovely! I saw a yellow dress today I wished very much were in my size. There is such life in yellow!

    • I hope you find yourself a yellow dress! You would look beautiful. I love your phrase, “such life in yellow.” So true. Thanks for Stopping by.

  3. Gorgeous photos, Patti. Yellow is Ismail’s favorite color because, as he puts it, “it is bright and cheerful and it stands up over the other colors. Yet it soothes and is very appealing to my eyes and my soul.” For his recent birthday, one of his nurses planted beautiful bright yellow flowers in pots and placed them around our garden. It makes me feel happy to look out the window and see the brilliant yellow flowers brightening our yard.

    • Thanks for stopping by–and glad you liked the photos. I love that Ismail’s favorite color is yellow. I will think of him now surrounded by yellow flowers at your book signing on Thursday and your walk for ALS. My thoughts will be with you Thursday!

  4. Spring has sprung … and yellow is a wonderful color for the season!

    • Hey Frank! I too love yellow in the spring! Now in the winter, there is that adage to not eat the yellow snow! (snicker). Thanks for stopping by.

  5. Thank you, they did mane me feel springy! I always love looking at your photos.:)

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