This is what yellow means!

Yellow is an optimistic colour for me.  It means one thing in particular – SPRING, my second favourite time of the year. Here in the northern hemisphere we are just two days from the winter solstice, a day that fills me with joy. While I know that we have several months of cold, wet weather, I am reassured that each day will be longer by a barely perceptible minute and in a month’s time the sun will rise before I walk to work. I know that one day in February I will stop in my tracks, t smile at a primrose smiling back at me, its sunny yellow heart blowing a kiss. Primroses Before long, yellow signs will be everywhere. “There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anais Nin     

The year’s at the spring,

And day’s at the morn;

Morning’s at seven;

The hill-side’s dew-pearled;

The lark’s on the wing;

The snail’s on the thorn;

God’s in his Heaven— All’s right with the world!

Robert Browning

Yellow tulip

Before we know it, the temperature will rise a few degrees and my favourite spring flowers will take on more passionate yellow hues.  The equinox will insist on equality, and I, well I will leave off my gloves, happy that winter has departed.

Oh, to be in England

Now that April’s there

And whoever wakes in England

Sees, some morning, unaware,

That the lowest boughs and the brushwood sheaf

Round the elm-tree bole are in tiny leaf,

While the chaffinch sings on the orchard bough

In England – now!

Robert Browning

This post is in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge, where Krista throws out a yellow curve ball as a change form the festive colours lots of us are surrounded by. You can join in here,

me, I’ll just wait for spring and its glorious golden yellows!

24 thoughts on “This is what yellow means!

  1. I love this post, Gilly. I’m understanding more and more the delight in a northern spring for all you northern dwellers, having experienced a Warsaw winter, and heard the longings in so many blogs. I’ll be joining you in winter at the end of January – hard to think of this in 35 degree heat. Thank you for a lovely post – words and photos.

  2. Oh this has cheered me up Gilly! Sunny colours and lovely photos. I am also very happy that the days will soon be getting longer – after the bright light of the antipodes I am finding these short days hard!

  3. yellow somehow evokes smiles, doesn’t it? sunshine and blossoms, and, as you said it so eloquently – spring!
    Robert Browning’s quotes are just the bee’s knee. thanks for sharing.

  4. There’s something about yellow that makes me smile, without being conscious of it. I always feel happy when I see yellow. This challenge, with all your photos of warm and smiling little flower faces, has left me grinning. 😀 😀

  5. Such a joyful and optimistic post, Gilly 🙂 I’m fine while we’re in the throes of Christmas but oh, those January days! Best not to think… or to look at joyful photos like this.
    A warm and wonderful festive season to you, Gilly. Who will you be with on Christmas Day?

  6. The Season are much like life. I think it’s also a good thing to always have something to look forward to esp. when you’re not in the best time. 😉 Beautiful images.

    1. Jo my sweet how lovely to see you! I hope you’re well and happy How is your daughter doing in cold Europe? I miss your posts so much. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas full of love and peace.

      1. She is good, though she hasn’t been well. At the moment she is in Holland with family…I think that will do her a lot of good. Thank you for the lovely Christmas wishes. I hope your Christmas is a feast of love, joy and family Gilly. Take care my friend.

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