3/20/09

Photo Hunt: Yellow

I couldn't think of anything yellow -- at first.
Yellow. Is it mellow or is it bright? Sunshine? Flowers?

What about the negatives: yellow jaundice, yellow fever and yellow - or sensational - journalism?

Did you know that the practice of having yellow taxicabs started with John Hertz in Chicago? He began using yellow cars after research showed that yellow is the most recognizable color. That's why many products have at least some yellow. They show up better on grocery shelves, roadsides, etc. Yellow is a marketing tool!




A yellow ducky! Should a rubber duck be any color other than yellow?






Many school children see yellow every day as they get on and off of school buses.

The yellow jessamine is South Carolina's state flower.













Perhaps you've tied a yellow ribbon 'round the old oak tree. (It's there in the second photo, but harder to see.)




Yellow gives us direction. It means caution, warning, proceed with care. It signifies railroad crossings, dangerous curves, play areas and more.



What about yellow lights? Some call them caution lights. But some say they mean, "Move out of the way. I'm coming through." Lots of people drive like that, don't they?



Yellow marks areas where we might park -- or where we might not.








It marks the lanes at banks and other drive-thru locations.









Yellow makes things like fire hydrants easy to see.





Who knows where the yellow dividing lanes might end?













How about a yellow vehicle? Pale yellow or here-I-am yellow.












What about a yellow house? Sometimes street lights have a yellow glow.

My favorite scented lotion just happens to be yellow. It's called "Forever Amber" by Victoria's Secret.








Sometimes even white wine looks yellow!













Yellow abounds, especially in the spring. I need a whole week to post all of the yellow I found!


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41 comments:

Karen said...

This has been a very colorful yellow post. My favorite: the rubber duckie!

Aileni said...

Well that is Yellow covered very completely.

jams o donnell said...

That's a wonderful selection of yellow!

Liz said...

That is definitely the most comprehensive coverage of yellow I've seen!

It's true though that, as you look around, you spot all sorts of yellows.

skywind said...

Filled with a breath of spring, spring charm. :)
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Lisa C. said...

wow... would have never thought of so many yellows... I was pulling my hair out this week because we haven't been out do to sickies.. Never thought of the girls' rubber duckies.. lol.

Gypsy at heart said...

Wow! You were busy this week. What a lot of yellow!

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Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

That is an EXtensive collection of yellow!
Great photo hunt.

Arlene said...

Great yellow photos collection! The yellow ribbon on the oak reminds me of that catchy song - "tie a yellow ribbon in the old oak tree.." I think i love that smell of forever amber too!

Happy week-end!

YTSL said...

Woah, lots of yellow! Re the rubber ducky: have seen them in colors other than yellow and also spotted and otherwise patterned. But yeah, it's weird when you do because the classic one is indeed yellow. :)

*lynne* said...

I'm intrigued by one of the caution signs: is it warning about not driving a trailer over the train tracks? The rubber ducky was an excellent surprise too!

Here's my first participation in the Photo Hunt!!

cheers,
*lynne*

Shinade said...

Sherry wow you did an incredible job. You have just about every color of yellow I can think of!!

Happy Saturday!

Jackie:-)

Brita said...

Great take on the theme! Happy weekend.

Anonymous said...

That's alot of yellow! love the duckie!

srp said...

Thank goodness, someone else had the same problem as I did.... too many yellows to choose just one and such great examples. Thanks for visiting!

Shinade said...

i usually don't do this Sherry when I get something to passed to me. But, this time I did decide to pick out some people that I find to very inspirational and wonderful. So this is for you.

http://shinade.blogspot.com/2009/03/lets-be-friends.html

No pressure...do what you will with it. I just wanted you too know that you are an inspiration to me and I find your blog very charming!

Jackie:-)

rdl said...

oops that anon. was me, but did it even post? just in case:
Great yellow, love the duckie.

dowhatyoulove said...

This is a great collection of yellow. I love how when you start looking for a color you see it everywhere.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Mrs Mecomber said...

Great great post! I had a hard time pinning it down to one photo. I love that pale yellow car!

I did yellow today, too! I hope you can come visit.

http://ilovenewyorktravel.net/photo-hunters-yellow/

Have a great weekend!

Upcountrysmiles said...

Love all your yellows!!! Very creative:)

I did a "yellow" as well...http://upcountrysmiles.com.
Happy photohunting:)

candi said...

Nice shots and ideas for yellow.

storyteller said...

What a MARVELOUS and varied array of YELLOW here! Perhaps you'd enjoy Mellow Yellow Monday at Drowsey Monkey's? Thanks for visiting mine at Sacred Ruminations today.
Hugs and blessings,

Photo Cache said...

what an all encompassing post. you covered all the yellows i could think, and i am not complaining. :D

Carver said...

Great sequence of shots for the yellow theme. You came up with such good choices.

Violet said...

What a great collection of yellow. I was also thinking you should check out Drowsey's MYM - if you have any yellow left!

FickleMinded said...

i totally love all your yellows!

PowersTwinB said...

wow! Of all the colors, I took YELLOW for granted and never realized how much of it I see in one day myself! Great post! Loved the whole idea of everyday things! My post is up, come see how a woman lives in California at 65!

nanny said...

wow you are on a roll for yellow! Love the trivia game, will get in on that everyday! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

jdeq said...

An amazing series of yellow shots. Of course, I am partial to the rubber ducky! LOL

Annie said...

Great post and a very thorough look at yellow! I really enjoyed this one. Happy weekend.

ancient one said...

Hey... your rubber ducky and my raggedy ann could play together...LOL I loved your post.. I kept waiting for the jar of yellow mustard..all the flower photos were so pretty.

Sherry said...

Oh, gosh, where do I begin? As in "Do, Re, Mi," perhaps we'll start at the very beginning, a very good place to start!

Karen and jdeq: Yes, I like the rubber ducky also.

Alleni: I don't know that the coverage was complete, because I had other pictures that I didn't post. It's at least a good cross section.

Jams: Thanks. I was amazed at the availability.

Liz: You're right. There was yellow everywhere I went!

Skywind: Definitely spring!

Lisa C.: I really didn't do much thinking; all of the stuff was just there!

Gypsy at heart: I didn't notice being busy; I just noticed having fun.

Sandi@the WhistleStop Cafe: I like your play on words with EXtensive.

Arlene: Yep, that's the song I thought about.

YTSL: I have the rubber ducks in other colors also, but a chartreuse rubber ducky just isn't right!

lynne: I believe you're correct about the caution sign. I think it's more for dump trucks going over RR tracks, though.

Shinade: Thanks, Jackie. Coming from you, that's a real compliment.

Brita: Thanks for stopping by.

Anonymous/rdl: Many of us seem to like those ducks, don't we?

srp: I agree. I never imagined there was so much yellow all around me.

dowhatyoulove: Several participants in Photo Hunt were amazed at the wealth of yellow.

Mrs. Mecomber: That pale yellow car is a beauty. I agree with you. Unusual color for a car.

UpcountrysmilesCarver, FickleMinded, Annie and candi: Thanks for coming by and for your nice comments.

storyteller and Violet: Thanks to both of you. I'm not familiar with Mellow Yellow Monday. Perhaps I'll check it out if I can find it.

PhotoCache: Thanks for not complaining. :)

PowersTwinB: There's nothing wrong with 65, no matter where you are! Thanks for stopping by.

nanny: I'm so glad you're going to play trivia on this site with us. There's always room for one more.

ancient one: Today my refrigerator has brown mustard instead of yellow! Wouldn't you know it?

JyLnC said...

Wow - You're right - yellow is everywhere in our lives. My son has a Here I Am yellow vehicle.

If you have time stop by and see my photo hunt.
JyLnC's Yellow

Suzy said...

Excellent job with the theme this week...must be the teacher in you.
I give you an "A"!!
Thanks for stoppin' by.

kaye said...

I took my little grandkids out for a "yellow hunt" similar to what you've done here, then I let them choose one picture to post. We had a fun day and were very surprised at all the yellow things we found

bingskee said...

oh, not negatives!

nice representations, sherry!

Kim said...

Wow! You really gave this a lot of thought; excellent post!

Changes in the wind said...

Great post...enjoyed it a lot and espeically the info on the taxi cab........

Lew said...

You started with nothing, but covered a lot of Yellow! Thanks for visiting my PhotoHunt.

Patricia said...

Hi Sherry! It's a pleasure to meet ya! What a fun post and set of yellows.

Thanks for stopping by Pollywog Creek and I hope that you've had a delightful weekend.

Blessings!

diXymiss said...

Fun eXamples (er, EXamples) of yellow in these shots ~ great assortment. ThanX for stopping by via the hunt.

 
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