Thursday, March 25, 2010

Hello Yellow


Daffodils


Is it just me or does yellow seem to be a very dominant color in spring? The color Yellow symbolizes renewal and hope so it’s only appropriate that it be a leading color in spring. In Elizabethan England, by law only the wealthy were permitted to wear this color. Holistic healers believe yellow is the color of peace. Studies in psychology suggest it increases concentration, that’s why legal pads are yellow. It also speeds up metabolism. The list goes on and on… I also read yellow is the most difficult color for the eye to process so it can overpower other colors if overused. Everywhere I look the garden seems to be filled with yellow.

Forsythia


Here are the same old yellow irises you guys see in spring of every year. These guys seem to bloom forever in our garden. They sporadically produce flowers until fall.

Yellow Iris


This tattered ‘King Alfred’ daffodil caught my attention for some reason. It’s still holding its color despite the wind beating it relentlessly against the rock behind it. I felt such diligence should be rewarded with a photo.

King Alfred


The weather was just perfect outside yesterday. Our new baby, Maxx was enjoying the spring day too. He seemed to be particularly interested in the scent of the ‘Ice Follies’ daffodils. This photo was a complete accident. I was actually taking a picture of the yellow iris when he decided to take a sniff of the daffodil.

Maxx


Maxx can sniff the daffs all he wants I prefer the scent of the jasmine.

Carolina Jasmine


Is yellow a dominant color in your garden? I love it, yellow can bring sunshine to your garden even on a cloudy day.

Ice Follies

24 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a handsome boy Maxx is. He has the right idea. Gotta see what the Master is doing. Must learn, therefore do not dig holes in the garden with him around. They learn that trick so quickly. Sigh~~
I love yellow so I doesn't matter to me if I see your Yellow Irises a hundred times. Yellow certaily lifts the spirits during spring.

Roses and Lilacs said...

In the spring, yellow is my favorite color. Later as the heat builds toward summer, I appreciate cool pinks and blues more. I think that yellow is associated with sunshine and therefore much loved in the spring.

Beautiful dog. We had a miniature schnauzer years ago, Fritz:)
Marnie

Jan Goldfield said...

Your garden and your photography are back! Makes my day, no, my week to see you and your garden.
And Max is such a fine fellow.

Darla said...

I know different colors can mean and do different things...interesting about the yellow....you photos are gorgeous and I love your new baby!

Skeeter said...

Congratulations on your new Fur Baby Maxx! He is a handsome fella and will fill your lives with much joy. Can’t wait to see more of him on the blog…

Yellow is a color I seem to over look for some reason. I don’t see much yellow in my closet and must change that after reading of the long list of positives yellow offers…

Together We Save said...

I just love the color yellow. Outside in the garden and in my home. Your pictures are beautiful.

Southern Lady said...

I love yellow. I used it in my sunroom because it is such a happy color. The Forsythia is my very favorite in the spring. I don't know why I haven't planted any yet. Maxx is so adorable. What a cute accidental picture! Carla

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Randy, I love your new baby!!!! Such a cutie! Will be be spoiled????? Nah!!!!! ha

Your spring flowers are marvelous. We don't have anything blooming up here yet so far other than our Crocuses. Can't wait to see the Daff's bloom....

Have a great weekend.
Betsy

Phillip said...

I have noticed that there is lots more yellow in the spring. I love the photo of Maxx,

Gail said...

With at least 50 feet of forsythis Hedge across my yard I can say with all honesty...There's a lot of yellow this spring! it's still one of my favorite colors and after the rains we;ve had a much welcome color. The saucer magnolia with daff is beautiful! gail

Cameron said...

I love Maxx! What a sweetie!

Now, your flowers are beautiful but you really got my attention with your new baby.

My garden is a late-spring riser! My daffodils are pale yellow and the first blooms just opened yesterday. I have blue scabiosa, deep pink loropetalum and rose phlox subulata in bloom. The show won't start in my garden until mid-April.

Jennifer said...

I would never get tired of seeing that pretty iris! You are lucky to have one to enjoy now. Love the pic of Maxx. My Pixie is a flower smeller too but too fast to get a pic of!

Wayne said...

Well, I don't have much yellow yet. I do have redish hellabores in bloom, and a single purple dutch iris, but the dafs are close. Don't you have hyacinths? they add a lot of mixed color to the spring garden.

Randy and Jamie said...

Wayne,
We do have Hyacinths, but they've been in the ground a few years and they really are doing that much anymore. We should probably get some more.--Randy

Randy and Jamie said...

Hi everyone,
Maxx says to tell you all he's blushing from the compliments. :-)--Randy

GardenJoy4Me said...

I am in love with Maxx !!
If ever I was to get a little sweetie like that it would be this one (no .. I'm not going to dog-nap your baby boys ! LOL)
I had the most wonderful experience as a babysitter (a few ? years ago) with two brothers of this breed that were totally adorable : )
Your yellow really shouts its colours and they look gorgeous .. we have a way to go yet sadly .. it is COLD here this morning Brrrrr!

Pam/Digging said...

My garden is mostly shady, so it's hard for yellow to dominate, that being a color that seems to thrive best in sun. But I do love yellow for its happy connotations.

sweet bay said...

You have an iris blooming already?! The picture of Maxx is adorable. We had a Miniature Schnauzer when I was growing up.

Actually, right now yellow is the pre-dominant color in the garden just now, because the daffodils are the main flower in bloom! It'll quickly switch over to violet-blue and pink in the next couple of weeks.

Chandramouli S said...

Love your Irises, Randy, as ever and those Daffs are lovely too.
I read about your boy, Maxx in Jamie's Blog. He's so cute and cuddly. I see you love him so!

Phillip said...

Hey, I just noticed that your photo was one chosen by the GGW contest. Congratulations!

forest said...

I have an aversion to yellow (http://casaconiglio.blogspot.com/2007/06/yellow.html) but your photos are so gorgeous that I may change my mind!

Randy and Jamie said...

Thanks for the visits everyone! I'm afraid I've been out of town on a family emergency for a few days without internet access. I apologize for the late response. I hope you all had a good weekend!-- Randy

keewee said...

I never get tired of seeing yellow in Spring. It does a lot to lift our spirits after a long dreary winter, and gets us in the mood for planting.

tina said...

Max is SO cute!