Yellow 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.
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A FEW QUOTES ABOUT YELLOW
“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
“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
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.