Thursday, March 16, 2017

Yellow is IN!



Sunny yellow. Not my favourite colour, but very welcome these days. 

I peeked under the cloth covering the lemon tree, wondering how the tree had fared during our longer and colder winter. Such delight to see these lemons that slowly ripened in the cold and darkness. They are smaller than usual, but I noticed blossoms and little green lemons on the tree, as well. After picking these, I covered it up again until May or June when the days are reliably warmer.


Two bunches of tight daffodil buds came home with me last weekend. They've opened into a cheerful bouquet for the kitchen table. 



As I look out the kitchen window, I see these yellow beauties, miniature daffodils, nodding their pretty heads. Spring is well on her way!



More yellow! The forsythia is getting ready to burst into gold.



I cut some long branches of forsythia for a blue vase from Spain, made from recycled glass, that I recently found. I expect the buds will open this weekend. They don't last long indoors, but are so pretty for a short while. 

What's the IN colour around your place these days?

Linking, for the last time, with Five on Friday, hosted by Amy of Love Made My Home. I've gotten to know quite a number of blogs through this link up, blogs that I now follow. Thank you, Amy!

40 comments:

riitta k said...

Awesome Lorrie! The forsythia, daffodils & the citrus - what a great color burst to this grey Friday! - it's snowing and blowing here - depressing. But the spring is approaching with tiny, tiny steps and wants to teach me some patience! Happy weekend!

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Those are perhaps the most beautiful lemons I've ever seen. :)
Yellow is not my favourite colour either, but it surely looks cheerful. Outdoors it is all white here, indoors we start to decorate, thinking of Easter, with yellow and light green.
Wonderful photos, as always.
Have a lovely weekend!

The History Anorak said...

Love the yellow. It's such a bright and cheerful colour to herald the spring and I always adore seeing the daffodils when they arrive.

Crimson Kettle said...

Wah an amazing crop of lemons! I'd love a surprise like that hidden under a cover. Everywhere is yellow at the moment, so bright and sunny even when the sun's not out.

Coastal Ripples said...

I'm not a total fan of yellow either but at this time of year I love it. So warming and cheering. I'm intrigued by your lemon tree. Have tried to grow lemons but always failed. Beautiful photos Lorrie, enjoy your weekend. B x

Vee said...

Those grew on a poor, covered and cold lemon tree in the yard? Well I am certainly impressed with that lemon tree! Yellow is my favorite color, though there isn't much of it around in my home. It is wonderful to see spring arriving in your corner; there may be hope for mine in another month or more... Happy almost spring! 💐

Sharon Koole said...

Lovely bright yellow to cheer up my day. The colour around here? Grey or brown. Grrr. Still waiting for signs of Spring.

Happy Five on Friday

Happy@Home said...

What a wonderful surprise you found under that cloth. I do remember the impressive crops you garner from that lemon tree. Last winter I was babying mine along with high hopes for just such a crop. I read that some citrus fertilizer would be a good idea. When I told the guy at the garden center what I was looking for he pointed me to the citrus tree plant spikes. Turned out to be a bad idea as it promptly burned out the tree. By the time I realized what was happening it was too late. Lesson learned :(.
Enjoy those beautiful signs of spring indoors. The vase that you put your forsythia into is a real beauty.

Patsy in Nixa, MO said...

Yellow works for me. When I lived in CA, I had a wonderful lemon tree which was supposed to be a dwarf, but I had to keep cutting it back so that it didn't scrape my neighbor's roof. I really miss that tree. It had fruit almost the entire year.

Rosie said...

How wonderful to grow your own lemons, They look wonderfully vibrant in your bright blue bowl. Yellow is the colour of the season isn't it? So much of it around at the moment and so cheerful too. Have a lovely weekend:)

podso said...

I'm so impressed that you can go outside and pick those beautiful lemons. They look so pretty. Yellow is a funny color isn't it. It has many different shades and some I love and some I strongly dislike. Have a great weekend!

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

What a fabulous collection of yellow. Love it! Yellow offers such warmth and cheerfulness to any corner -- it's the colour on most of our walls at home. Thanks for giving us such a bright beginning to our Friday morning. Wishing you a great weekend.

Brenda xox

Jill said...

I LOVE yellow! I envy your lemon tree. I planted a forsythia bush last fall and it is the first one I've ever had. I'm not sure I should take cuttings from it yet as it's not too big but probably next year I can.

Connie said...

Hello Lorrie, such a pretty post . . . Did I understand you right, you raised those lemons? You must have a solar sun-room, or what?

Poppy said...

Wow, Lorrie, how impressive that your lemon tree produced such yellow treasures under those conditions! You, too, have produced many pretty projects while you wait for spring.

Happy weekend,
Poppy

Lowcarb team member said...

Beautiful to see your pictures here ...
Yellow is such a welcome Spring colour.

All the best Jan

Snap said...

Pretty yellow flowers. Yellow is such a happy color -- especially after the cold days of winter. Happy FRiday!

Gina said...

Not too much color here yet, Lorrie. I did have daffodils but the cold weather has made them rather sad looking. I love the buds in the blue vase. Very pretty!

ellen b said...

My forsythia is just starting to bloom. Looking forward to seeing yellow around here soon!

Katie Mansfield said...

Such a pretty cheerful color. One of the first signs of spring. I'm a new follower.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Such a happy color and so welcome during these gray March days! The lemons are wonderful and how exciting to pick your very own. Things are greening up here in WA state, but the skies are gray. xx Karen

Deanna Rabe said...

I love yellow! So happy and cheery!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Mostly we are still in the green of winter over here - a few of the warmer spots have some daffodils blooming and we've seen a few early pink flowering trees. I adore yellow flowers - I read someplace that over 80% of the flowers of the world are yellow. Makes for a bright shiny world.

AnnieOBTextiles said...

The bright yellow of the spring flowers is so welcome at this time of year. They are like little patches of sunshine.

Elizabethd said...

Yellow is such a Spring-y colour, and there is a lot of it in my garden right now. Funnily enough I don't choose to plant any Summer yellow . It isn't one of my favourites either, except in a rose.

Maggie said...

I love yellow especially in Spring, the yellow flowers are the first to bloom - primroses in the lane, daffodils and forsythia in the garden, they always lift my spirits.
Wish I could grow lemons like yours, the perfect decoration for a weekend G & T!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Lovely daffodils. I love yellow flowers in the garden. Right now the colour is still white, after our last snow storm at the beginning of the week.

Mrs Tiggywinkle said...

I have often thought that yellow really is the harbinger of Spring - daffodils, forsythia, crocus, primroses, all are in flower in my garden now. So cheery on dull grey days and absolutely glowing when the sun shines. x

Margie said...

Yellow is one of my favourite colours so I'm loving your cheery images! I'm sipping tea from a yellow teacup as I read this post!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Yellow is in over here as well! It spells spring...and we are SO ready.

Tricky Wolf said...

I always think yellow is such a warm colour. at the moment pink is the in colour over here - the almond trees are all in blossom so there are massive chunks of the country side looking beautiful and smelling sweet :)

Mereknits said...

Such brilliant yellow photos. I love forsythias, we had them in Michigan when I was growing up.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the yellow flowers in Spring too...not my favorite color to wear though. lol We have a type of grass in the fields that has red tops right now. Enjoy the week ahead and thank you for your prayers. Hugs, Diane

handmade by amalia said...

I'm with you, yellow is not my favorite color but there is no better fighter against the gloom.
Amalia
xo

Charm and Grace said...

I, on the other hand,., love yellow in just about all its forms. I particularly love a soft buttery yellow or an almost ivory yellow. But I love the bright yellow of the lemons in that acid blue bowl. I have always loved those colors together. The daffodils are certainly a breath of spring! Thank you for your prayers for my nephew and sister-in-law.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh I love yellow (as with green -- in nature, not on the clothes I wear or the paint on my walls). Thank you for the splashes of sunshine on the ground (or in vases). Happy Spring!!

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful pops of yellow! So nice to see the daffodils.

Carly Foster said...

I love yellow, such a happy and warming colour! We have a lot of purple around at the minute, all of the fields and hedges around this part of Spain are full of a little purple wild flower. I'm not sure what it is, but it's such a beautiful colour

Marilyn Miller said...

I am a fan of yellow. Those lemons are wonderful! We recently bought a Meyer lemon tree and I think of you and how you grow your tree all year long. We are going to try it this year and see how they do. Then daffodils thrill my heart and forsythia. They are such sweet early Spring treats!

Debby Ray said...

Oh my goodness...that is one huge cake! I am sure that was quite an undertaking! Love those beautiful little lemons and forsythia is one of my spring faves...they are already green here and the same goes for the pear trees...always the first to bloom. Redbuds are about the only thing that made it through the bitter cold weather of last week and not sure what this means for any of the dogwoods...hopefully their blooms survived since they haven't opened yet. I do hope that spring is final here to stay for a while :)