i have this thing with …yellow

yellow books in cardiff uni library

yellow speaks to me.

not literally of course, but it definitely catches my eye in a way no other colour does. turquoise is actually my favourite colour, and pink is an equal favourite to yellow, but yellow just has something special. a few years ago i didn’t love it on the scale i do know, and i’m not sure what happened to trigger my overwhelming love of this sunshine hue, but i’m glad it did.

it’s taken over the front room in the flat a bit – in small ways like my desk drawer, my bookshelf, my small watering can (most of my plants are in that room), my yellow coat hanging on the door ..and a few other things. it’s a colour i just can’t resist when i’m out and about taking photos too. i think seeing yellow things is going to appeal more in the coming darker months too. can’t beat a bit of colour to perk things up.


i have this thing with… reflections
i have this thing with…peeling posters & surfaces
i have this thing with… shadows
i have this thing with …plants

chamomile flowers in llanishen

red orange and yellow autumn leaves

yellow farrow and ball paint - babouche

“Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun” –  Pablo Picasso

cinemagraph of dress blowing by autumn leaves

buttercup on fluffy white jumper

yellow pens and crayons

yellow sticker on splatter wallpaper

“The yellow glistens.
It glistens with various yellows,
Citrons, oranges and greens
Flowering over the skin.”
― Wallace Stevens

yellow door in cardiff

golden leaves near heath park

yellow paint on rusted lamppost

“Yellow is my favorite, but what is yellow? Handmaiden to white, it is a slight tarnish of pure light. Take away a bit of whites absolute luminosity, and what remains is yellow — sunlike, golden as a crown, buttercups in a field, marsh marigolds, a finch’s wing, a plastic flute.” ― Richard Grossinger

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