A Bit of Yellow
"How wonderful the colour yellow is. It stands for the sun."
Vincent Van Gogh
I would never choose yellow as one of my favourite colours. However, I've been admiring it lately. Feverfew, seen above, seeds itself wantonly in my garden, and I let it grow where there are empty spots. The unwanted plants are easy enough to yank out. Some of my plants are single-flowered, others are double. Aren't they pretty?
Yellow, combined with white, is sunny and fresh. My neighbour has a few daisies that have crept across the strip of land between our gardens, cheerful open flowers that hide nothing.
My mother recently gave me two plates and two bowls of J & G Meakin ironstone ware that belonged to her mother, the grandmother I never met. Mom told me that when she was about 12 years old, she and her father went to Mission, BC to buy a set of these dishes, a breakfast set, as a gift for Mother's Day for her mother. These are all that's left of the set, given at least 70 years ago. They are a pale creamy yellow with a floral pattern.
A simple vase of uncomplicated feverfew flowers complements these dishes well.
"Yellow is capable of charming God."
There is little yellow in my garden, yet when I went looking for it, I found more than I thought. A stray poppy plant growing under the jasmine, the center of a late blooming strawberry, a zucchini squash flower, and many tomato blossoms. The marigolds I plant to deter insects and they are a cheery sight at the end of one vegetable bed.
Where do you stand on the colour yellow? Love it, hate it, ambivalent, or somewhere else on the spectrum?
No yellow here, but a salad we enjoyed this week. Freshly picked and washed lettuce, diced avocado, strawberries from the garden, blue cheese, and a drizzle of balsamic reduction. Delicious!
As I write this, on Sunday evening, a flash at the window startled me, followed by the long rumble of thunder. We rarely get thunderstorms here, and I find them exciting. There's a bit of rain falling, most welcome on our already dry lawns and gardens.
Linking with Mosaic Monday, hosted by Maggie of Normandy Life.
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