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January Photo a Day 2013: Yellow

Day 14. Something yellow: Find something yellow in your travels today and take a photo.

My life is filled with yellow…and it’s not even close to being my favorite color.  Here are a few pics I snapped before leaving my office today.

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This is the yellow hard- hat I was required to wear, back in 2006, while walking around during the construction of our new campus.

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This is the apron that our volunteers wear while serving in the cafe on the weekends. I love the yellow embroidered coffee cup!

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These are our 2013 Volunteer T-Shirts.  We are a casual church, this is as close as we get to wearing a tie in our church.  The yellow volunteer sign in the window faces out onto the exit driveway…It is a reminder to all who see it to VOLUNTEER!

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This is my favorite travel mug…It’s a Tervis and it’s made in America…The yellow-gold symbol is representative of my favorite football team the New Orleans Saints and my hometown…NOLA!

Here are the daily prompts for the remainder of the month…just jump in and join the fun. Remember to tag your post with #fmsphotoaday so we can keep up with your posts.

15. An ordinary moment: Choose an ordinary moment and capture it. Is it you grabbing your daily coffee? Or playing with the kids? Or something that you do often and consider it as kinda ordinary?
16. Two things: Look for things in pairs today. Is it a lovely old couple that you see from behind? Or the salt and pepper shakers sitting on the bench? Find two things and take a photo.
17. Ready: Is it a photo of your dinner being ready? Or you ready to catch the bus? Or something else. It’s a toughy – but it will get your mind thinking!
18. Shadow: Find a shadow and shoot it. It could be your own, or a shadow of something else. Shadows look great with a black and white filter over the top {just sayin!}.
19. Delicious: What’s delicious to you? Is it the chubby cheeks of your toddler, the hunk at the gym or a cake you plan on eating for afternoon tea?
20. Something you saw: Go about your day with eyes wide open and take a photo of something you saw.
21. What you do: Do you go to school? Train elephants at the circus? Write at home? Play mum to your kids? Act as CEO to a big business? Paint in your spare time? Dance when no one is looking? Take a photo of what you do {something that makes you ‘you’} and share it.
22. Corner: It could be a sharp corner of a building, a corner of an artwork, a corner of your home or something else. Corners are everywhere. Shoot one.
23. Electric: This could be a simple photo of your toaster {but get creative} or something else electric.
24. Stripes: Look for stripes in your everyday. They could be in the zebra crossing on the road, or in your outfit or somewhere else.
25. Landscape: Step back and take a photo of a landscape near you. Or even take a little trip just for the photo. Would be nice to explore your town for a beautiful photo.
26. Together: There are many definitions for together. One is: In or into a single group, mass, or place. Take a photo of together, whichever definition you’d like to use.
27. Sun: Whether the sun is out in full force, or hiding behind the clouds today – take a photo of it. Or you could get creative and take a photo of sunlight or some other interpretation.
28. Through: Take a photo of looking through something – through the window, through the gate, through the trees… whatever you please.
29. Grow: People do it, plants do it too… get creative and take a photo of something that grows.
30. Down: Is it looking down or something that makes you feel down? Interpret it however you like.
31. Yourself: Take a photo of yourself. Or something that represents you.

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Mellow Yellow…

As I have mentioned before…most of the flowers in my garden were gifted to me by my Dad.  I have about a dozen assorted daylilys, 6 Amaryllis and a confederate rose I consider Heritage Plants .  These photos were taken today, April 27, 2012.  For today’s post I have only shared the daylilys that are shades of yellow.

The shade of yellow determines the meaning. Pure, bright and sunny yellow is the easiest color to see. People who are blind to other colors can usually see yellow. Yellow is full of creative and intellectual energy. Always use yellow note pads.

Yellow symbolizes wisdom. Yellow means joy and happiness. People of high intellect favor yellow. Yellow daffodils are a symbol of unrequited love. Sunday’s color is yellow-gold.

Yellow Energy

Like the energy of a bright sunny day, yellow brings clarity and awareness. The shade of yellow determines its effect: Yellow-green can mean deceit, and creates a disoriented feeling. Orange-yellow imparts a sense of establishment. Clean light yellow clears the mind, making it active and alert.

Put some yellow in your life when you want:

  • clarity for decision-making
  • relief from ‘burnout’, panic, nervousness, exhaustion
  • sharper memory and concentration skills
  • protection from lethargy and depression during dull weather

Color information provided by http://crystal-cure.com/yellow.html

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This post is part of the Blogging Challenge: A to Z April Challenge.  This post is brought to you by the letter “Y”!

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Tiny yellow dancers…

Currently our yard is sprinkled with little yellow flowers…they are a delightful addition to the landscape.  If our mower were not in the shop being repaired from an unfortunate incident the last time out, we may not be enjoying these tiny yellow dancers bobbing on the lawn.   This particular flower by any other name is a weed.  Weeds are just a smidge more tolerable at the beginning of the growing season as they announce the arrival of Spring.  

I rather enjoy the natural feel that the flowering weeds bring to the landscape…dandelions, ragwort, buttercups, clover, bluebonnets, indian paint brushes and the like. 

Yellow shines with optimism, enlightenment and happiness.  Shades of golden-yellow carry the promise of a positive future.  Yellow will advance from surrounding colors and instill optimism and energy as well as spark creative thoughts.   

A few years ago I was invited to take a personality profile test along with our entire staff.  This particular test associates personalities to a color wheel.  My personality test revealed that I am YELLOW…no not yellow as in jaundice or cowardly. According to the Insights Discovery Personality Profile Yellow is social, dynamic, demonstrative, enthusiastic and persuasive. A person with a “yellow” personality was likened to a Golden Retriever. A person who is fun to be around but will chase any butterfly or frisbee that comes into view.

 

In the Garden Yellow is considered…a warm color in landscape design. In the garden yellow’s appearance has a stimulating effect.  Yellow flowers come forward in the landscape, helping to make a large garden feel cozy.  Purple is the perfect complement to yellow in the garden. I have also heard that planting yellow flowers in your front garden will draw in potential home buyers.

For more on the color yellow..visit Sensational Color

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