There was no shortage of images featuring yellow for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week. Like red, yellow usually shows up well in pictures and I’m always on the lookout for bright colors.
These cheeky sunflower faces caught my eye at Goebbert’s Pumpkin Farm in South Barrington the other day.
We visited the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau last week to see their ‘Birds in Art’ exhibit. This beautiful piece, entitled ‘Lesser Bird-of-Paradise’ (Oil on tupelo), was created by Gary Eigenberger.
Maybe not quite so artistic but very creative, this pumpkin was decorated for the Scarecrow Trail at Morton Arboretum in Lisle last year.
Trees showing off their autumn finery at River Trails in Northbrook, Illinois.
Splendid yellow costumes worn by participants in the American Indian Powwow in Busse Woods this September.
I found everything I needed for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge out in the garden, or at least in my garden photo files.
The goldfinches have been regular visitors to the garden throughout the year. Earlier they helped themselves to nesting material and now they’re making the most of the seeds that remain tucked away inside the fading flowers.
Yellow lilies that managed to survive repeated rabbit attacks during the spring.
A yellow swallowtail butterfly fluttering around on the buddleia.
Yellow cushion spurge makes a nice show in the spring.
With temperatures soaring to 18F today and –10F predicted for Monday, I’m wondering, “Where’s the warmth? Where are the days of short-sleeved shirts and sandals? Where’s Spring?”
Enough of the endless snow storms, long cold nights and short winter days. We need a touch of color. We need some yellow.
Yellow, to me, says buttercups in the grass and primroses in the hedgerows; sunny days on the farm with soft, creamy butter and fluffy chicks. It means buzzing bees, golden honey and butterflies fluttering among the black-eyed Susans.
I’ve had enough of bundling up in so many layers that I can hardly move in order to shovel the driveway and sidewalks and then tracking snow all over the clean floors when I get back inside. I want a little warm sunshine. I want to see some sunflowers. I want yellow!