Thanks to those wondering about my personal situation, which I forgot to mention in the last post. We are making progress, my wife’s father is settling into his new surroundings, and we are juggling various aspects of life – which has cut into my blog visits.
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I like to walk on the beach. It is good for the mind, body, and soul – and refreshing on my feet.
I don’t know how it got on my mind because I don’t see anything stimulating the thought. I don’t see it in the water, on the shells, or on anything natural on the beach. Maybe the box of Cheerios and the banana I had for breakfast triggered the thought. Was it the flag declaring Medium Warning conditions on the beach?
I realize the sun’s bright white light has a yellow hue, which reminds me that today’s sunrise displayed a brilliant yellow. I wonder: How much yellow will today’s sunset show?
Yellow is a color of the ROY G BIV spectrum rainbows display – the one sandwiched between orange and green – but it is not necessary to compare wavelengths.
Yellow reminds me of bananas, buttercups, canaries, corn, daffodils, egg yolks, goldenrod, lemons, saffron, squash, sunflowers, and many other flowers. Yellow is the color of scrambled eggs, omelets, mustard, cheese, butter, and macaroni and cheese. Let’s not forget bumblebees, yellow jackets, yellowtail fish, yellowfin tuna, markings on various insects, and one of the colors of autumn leaves.
Yellow is the color of school buses and the most prominent color of taxis. Paint and paper yellow as they age, but I doubt if yellow is the most common color of pencils for school these days.
Yellow isn’t nervous, jittery, or doubtful because yellow is a color of happiness, hope, and sunshine – of positive, creativity, humor, and fun – of warmth and calm. No wonder many clowns wear at least some yellow.
To others, yellow is a color of confidence and optimism – but also envy, sickness, and cowardice. Nobody wants to be designated a yellow belly or possess a yellow streak down their back; however, the sensationalism of yellow journalism also does the same – which has nothing to do with a yellow legal writing pad.
Whereas red means danger, yellow is about getting attention and being cautious. I think about how yellow is highly visible, so it serves to note caution and get attention, as in traffic lights, signs, large construction equipment, and worker clothing. Yellow also brings attention to signs and labels – and everyone is aware the golden arches are yellow.
I find it interesting that yellow is a primary color in painting but a secondary color in the system displaying colors on our electric screens by combining red and green. For personal printers, yellow is one of the four-color cartridges – along with black, cyan, and magenta.
Yellow is one of the main food coloring bottles. We can combine red, blue, and yellow for brown; red and yellow for orange; and blue and yellow for green.
Yellow is the color of malaria, jaundice, yellow fever, toxic metals, and urine – even many plant diseases causing leaves to yellow. Although yellow is not a common color for gemstones, we can find yellow diamonds, yellow sapphires, and several others.
China has the Yellow River flowing into the Yellow Sea, but Dorothy followed the yellow brick road to the Emerald City – the capital of the Land of Oz, but not yellow or in China. I wonder if that road had yellow lines?
Yellow is a color on flags of many nations, regions, and cities, but some call it gold. The same goes for sports teams, but they may call it yellow-gold, which is different from the color gold. Let’s not forget that soccer has a yellow card, auto racing a yellow flag, and the Tour de France a yellow jersey – but all are for different reasons.
Music gives us Yellow Submarine, Mellow Yellow, Yellow River, Big Yellow Taxi, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Tie a Yellow Ribbon, and a warning of Don’t You Eat that Yellow Snow. We also know that yellow daffodils signal spring is on the way.
Returning to my starting point, I know my walk is over. The yellow flag remains to warn beach visitors, but I wonder if the last piece of yellow cake is still available. I look forward to my next walk because I like to walk on the beach. It is good for the mind, body, and soul – and refreshing on my feet.
See what other bloggers have posted about Yellow
- Yellow Orchids (a photo essay)
- Seeing Yellow (a poem and photos)
- Yellow Beauty (a poem and photo by an occasional visitor here)
- Peace (photo essay with panorama yellows by a contributor here_
- What are those Yellow Balls? (an essay about nature)
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