Yellow’s bright and cheerful. I welcome it, especially now we’re in the grey days of winter in New Zealand. I decided it’s time to put together another YELLOW post and this one is super-loaded …enjoy! You can’t miss yellow, even if there’s only a little bit 🙂
This time I’ve sourced majorly from Twitter so with each item I provide the creator’s twitter handle. There’s links to my sources at the bottom of the post under the heading ‘References’. If you follow these you may find more photos.
If originals were more than 1000-pixels wide I’ve resized them to 1000 (many image files were larger). I think the only images I’ve cropped are the church floor sign, the yellow fungi, and my own of the dandelions.
Thank you to all who gave me permission to share your photos or poems.
–many Twitter people won’t know me so.. my name is Liz Cowburn, I live in the small town of Tapanui in West Otago, New Zealand. I enjoy posting on my blog and I’m also active on Twitter here. If you’d like to follow my blog and aren’t already a WordPress member see the ‘Follow Blog Via Email’ link in the sidebar at the right (near the top).
1. Australia : Eastern Yellow Robin in the Southern Grampians
by Kerry Vickers @kerrybv1 Twitter
If you want to know more about Australia’s beautiful robins (there’s many), ecologist Paula Peeters has put together an illustration referencing the different colours. You can see it at her Paperbark Writer website. It’s also on Twitter here.
2. UK : Hornet Moth
by Mike, Norwich. @norfolkbirder Twitter
3. Peru : Beautiful Solanaceae species, potato endemic to Peru
by Gaby Chavez Descalzi, Lima. @gabychavezd1 Twitter
4. UK : Peacock butterfly on Inula hookeri
by Chris Howell, Birmingham. @christophhowell Twitter
5. Yellow is Yellow (Poem)
— by Joe Cushnan, Northern Ireland / England [bio]. @JoeCushnan Twitter
We lived on an estate, the council type, not
The aristocratic kind, renters not owners,
And we were not natural gardeners, not by
A long shot. We had a lot of overgrown greenery,
Displays of long grass and dock leaves and nettles,
Occasionally bursts of colour, yellow,
Mostly buttercups and dandelions but colour
Nonetheless, and who’s to say that our yellow
Paled compared to tidy lawns with daffodils,
Marigolds, primroses, tulips? Who’s to say?
–photo I took in summer, my husband Nigel (landscape architect) was a bit artistic when ‘mowing’ our lawn. Tapanui, New Zealand
6. New Zealand : Romero Cross in a Dunedin Catholic Church, children’s art
by Liz Cowburn, Twitter a/c here
7. UK : from a church (safety sign / covid-19) tweeted 18 June 2020
by St James, Piccadilly. @StJPiccadilly Twitter
8. South Africa : Empodium plicatum aka Autumn Stars, are starting to flower. Tiny, no larger than a R5 coin. This geophyte was seen in a winter seep, while walking the dogs (tweeted 01 July 2020).
By Jenny Parsons, Pringle Bay. @JennyPaPB Twitter
9. New Zealand : ‘Blue person’ (last few lines)
by Kay McKenzie Cooke (Dunedin). @skylarkriddle Twitter
… And of course we must always
leave room for yellow. Van Gogh thought so.
‘I’m not a yellow person,’ I heard someone say
and thought it a pity. A world without yellow.
–from Kay’s latest poetry book Upturned.
I went to the book launch on 25 June 2020.
Kay blogs at Line By Line
To purchase ‘Upturned’ see Ref 9 at the bottom of this page. Wonderful book!
10. Australia : fungi photographed in the NSW Warrumbungles
by Ruby E Stephens, Plant Ecologist, Sydney. @rubyecology Twitter
11. New Zealand. Three-lined hoverfly (Helophilus seelandicus) is endemic to NZ
By jacqui_aotearoa. @jacqui_aotearoa Twitter
12. Australia : males of some frog species change more dramatically in the breeding season – lemon yellow for Eastern Stony Creek frogs (Litoria wilcoxii).
by Dr Jodi Rowley, Conservation Biologist. @jodirowley Twitter
13. USA : Snowy Egret. [The yellow feet and 1/2-yellow legs interest me! –Liz]
By Jerome G., Los Angeles. @CAScrubJay Twitter
14. UK : spotted in the photographer’s car park space at work. Cinnabar moth caterpillars feed mainly on ragwort.
by Ricky Cheadle, Doncaster. @RickTheRhino5 Twitter
15, 16, 17. USA : paloverde tree flowering (3 photos from 3 different blog-posts)
by Steve Schwartzman, Austin, Texas. The link is to Steve’s WordPress blog.
See Refs 15, 16, 17 for individual post-links.
Paloverde tree (Parkinsonia aculeata).
15. Flowering paloverde tree and clouds. Taken May 29th 2020.
16. Paloverde tree in full flower. Taken May 16th 2014.
17. Wispy paloverde tree
Fresh petals and old coexist in this cheery closeup from June 3rd 2015.
1. Eastern Yellow Robin – Twitter
2. Hornet Moth – Twitter
3. Potato flowers – Twitter
4. Peacock butterfly on Inula – Twitter
5. Yellow is Yellow – Twitter
6. Own photo, see my blogpost Welcome Everybody
7. Stay Close To God – Twitter
8. Autumn Star flower – Twitter
9. Upturned by Kay McKenzie Cooke (publisher web page)
10. Yellow fungi – Twitter
11. Three-lined hoverfly – Twitter
12. Eastern Stony Creek frogs – Twitter
13. Snowy Egret – Twitter
14. Cinnabar moth caterpillars on ragwort – Twitter
15. Flowering paloverde tree and clouds – blogpost
16. Paloverde tree in full flower – blogpost
17. Wispy paloverde tree – blogpost
In August 2017 I posted: I see… Black and Yellow
Other colour posts: scroll down Series (Special Posts) — to “Colour Posts”
Curated by Liz; Exploring Colour (2020)