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Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Yellow ,Mellow days.

The colour of sunshine.
Many have written.   Yellow is for happiness, hope, rememberance,loyalty and joy. I am sure it can stand for many other things too.
For me its happiness and joy..  Yellow draws our attention to it. . Its attractive and warm.  It always make me think.!!  Think of many things, also of softness and sweet smells and friendship.
Flowers blooming in my garden this morning..and lemons from my new lemon tree.
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Yellow flowers in the fields..thoughts of love and  long walks  along the lanes.. sitting under the trees with the warm bright yellow sun shining down.
                                      I painted this over 25 years ago.. It was a litte touch of van gogh.
Yellow is a warm colour it can enhance your vision and a great colour to combinate with.

                "There is no blue without yellow and without orange"  -- "Vincent van Gogh"
                                        My one and only yellow table cloth. I use it at easter time.
                                      A little bunch of yellow roses - hand painted on porcelain by me
"Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot. Others transform a yellow spot into the sun"--"Pablo Picasso"
                                      This photo is for  'Meggie'- she showed her beautiful field of yellow on her post this morning.   My fields are full of these sweet yellow wild daisies.
Lemonade days are on their way.

  Sending warm sunny greetings to you all.

Yellow for -Romance, laughter, joy, friendship and happy days ahead. -Today, I feel Mellow-Yellow, the birds are chirping and are happy in the warmth of the sun. The bees are busy about the pollens.
Life is good, and I hope that you are all enjoying your day today.

Maybe you would like to tell me about your favorite color.   

49 comments:

  1. ~ I can feel the sunshine in this post, dear Val...As I type I am looking on a kitchen full of yellow...We are both feeling colours in our posts.... Your painting is superb! ~ with 'Twinkly' kind thoughts...***Maria x

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    1. Thank you for your kind comments Maria.
      I woke this morning feeling very yellowy..!!
      xxx vaç

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  2. i really like your painting!! beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Tex.. that makes me feel good.. it was my second oil painting..

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  3. Hi Val, such a warm and happy post. My favorite combo is yellow and green, but I also like yellow and blue.

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    1. Thank you Olga.
      Yellow and blue look beautiful together too.
      thanks for coming over to see me..

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  4. Dear Val - you have picked the perfect colour for April - April flowers are predominantly yellow - fresh bright and cheerful. Lemons - a favourite fruit - delicious scent, colour and flavour -how lucky you are to be able to pick them straight from the tree. I always remember that my first granddaughter chose yellow as her favourite colour when she was a toddler, which I thought quite unusual, as most little girls seem to choose pink.

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  5. It was not my intention to pick the color for April. I woke this morning looking at the fields and the sun was shining and yellow and its brightness and good feeling came to mind.
    I am so pleased with my few lemons.. the tree is full of flowers. so i will get more later on in the year.
    I always dressed my babies in yellow and white for the first few months after they were born. Me and mum, decided it was better . In those days, we were not told the sex of the baby. And even if i could have been told.. I would not have wanted to know.. its sheer delight when we know what sex it is when they are born.
    I have become a pinky sort of person now..but not when i was young.
    thank you Rosemary, for your kind comments.

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  6. How wonderful just to pick lemons from the tree! Such a lovely sunshine post Val xx

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    1. I dont have any left at the moment Suzy.. but i have lots of flowers.. so later on i will.
      I want to plant another one.

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  7. Delightful Yellow post, Val, and here I am wearing yellow pants today! Love your painting, all the pretty yellow flowers you have blooming, and your Easter towel. I have those yellow daisies too, but here they are in the garden beds - they are pretty tough, which is good when everything else is not doing anything. Thank you for a lovely hit of Sunshine. XXX

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    1. Thank you Patricia.. How ironic.. you wearing yellow pants today. I am pleased you like my painting.. its so old.. I really didnt know what i was doing.. it was my 2nd attempt all those years ago.

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  8. Hello Val

    Yellow is such a happy colour and signifies Spring for me. My favourite season. I love all your images Val.

    Hope your week is special

    Helen xx

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    1. Yes, it signifies spring for me too.. Its a wonderful season full of love and hope ... Thank you Helen.

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  9. What a lovely, happy post, Val, and I'm very impressed by your painting skills. I love yellow because for me it's the colour of spring after all the drabness of winter. I'm not sure if I have a single favourite colour, but if pushed I would choose blue, partly because it suits me whereas I can't wear yellow at all.

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    1. I thought it was a happy post too Perpetua. I felt full of the happiness of spring .. The fields look so beautiful at the moment.
      Yellow doesnt look too good on me.. but I like a little touch of it here and there ,in my art and roses.
      have a good day.
      val .

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  10. yellow is my favorite color of flower. it revives my spirit.

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    1. Thank you Wild Magnolia..
      It does the same to me.. I cannot explain really, when i see a yellow flower, or a bird and the flowers in the fields.. it brings me peace.

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  11. Wonderful! What energy your beautiful post gives off! Now I have to go find some yellow for myself!

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    1. Thank you Jacqueline..
      I am pleased you liked the post.. yellow gives me a feeling of hope..
      some yellow, would go lovely with all your white vintage..

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  12. Dear Val,i love your rose-pink header!!What a lovely post!!Full of yellow images and flowers!!Your porcelain plate,is fantastic!!Great work!!Thank you for your kind comment on my blog!Have a nice day!
    Dimi..

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  13. Hello Dimi,
    Thank you for you comments.. i am pleased you like my porcelain plate.. I have many that I have painted.
    happy weekend.
    val

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  14. Yellow is my favorite color, the touches of yellow make your interior delightful, bright and cheerful!
    Nice to meet you!

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    1. Hello .. nice to meet you.
      Thank you for coming over to my blog.
      I will catch up on some of yours.
      best wishes val

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  15. Hi Val. Such a pretty post and a new look. Your photos are becoming more beautiful each time I see a new one. Your rose photos are magnificent. You really should "link" up to other blogs so everyone can enjoy what you have to offer, and you could really spread your sunshine!!..Happy Thursday..Judy

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    1. Hello Judy,
      Thank you for noticing my new look. Its nice to change things now and again.
      Its a nice thought that you have ..but I dont like to link, as i have to keep to a time and day and I cant do that.
      But I hope that some of those bloggers out there like my posts.
      Best wishes Judy.
      val xx

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  16. Hi Val

    I think Yellow is a fabulous spring and summer colour. It definitely puts a smile on your face. I am embracing a lot more colour these days than I used to and life is a little happier as a result. Bring on colour I say!!!!

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    1. Colour brings happiness to our days. And like you say Shell, a smile on our face.
      I felt so happy writing this post and taking the photos.
      I am pleased that life is good for you.
      best wishes
      val x

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  17. Val,
    That is the loveliest pink flower on your Header! Is that a rose? What a nice post this is today. Yes, I love the color yellow, and it makes me happy. I was thinking lately about doing a yellow post myself some time. I love your painting. You are very talented, dear. Aaaahhh, the yellow daisies in the field - one of my favorite flowers. The quotes that you picked are delightful.

    Have a nice Friday, Val.

    Love,
    ~Sheri

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    1. Thank you Sheri,
      The pink rose is from my garden.. the roses are blooming so so beautifully. The header i just amplified to make it bigger.
      My painting is so many years old.. but i like it. thanks for your sweet comments.
      looking forward to seeing a yellow post from you.
      happy weekend
      val xx

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  18. Dear Val, has anything changed? I'm not receiving your posts. Gina

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    1. Dear Gina..
      I had blogging trouble.. but i have sorted it..
      all you need to do , is join my blog again. I dont know what went wrong its blogger.
      I have commented on your posts.. i should have mentioned it..
      xx val

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  19. What a beautiful post. I love all the yellow you brought together. I also love your paintings- so beautiful! My favorite color is green. The fields and yards are green now but we are still waiting on the trees. Green brings me peace.

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    1. Thank you lisa for your comments.
      I painted the painting so so long ago , and its amazing how many people like it.
      xx

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  20. Hello Val. What a sunny post! I like yellow in combination with blue and with red. My kitchen, bedroom, two guest rooms, foyer, living room and TV room are each some sort of yellow. Some seem nearly white and some spaces have a sunset glow, but they all have yellow in common.
    I have had a catch-up on your posts - lovely post about your beautiful granddaughter! We are both so blessed with grandchildren.

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  21. Hello Pondside,
    It was such a yellowy day.. the fields are looking so beautiful .
    I am pretty much the same.. i combine mainly yellows into my art. I have the wall at the back of my bed painted in a very suave pale yellow..
    Nice to see you.
    Yes , indeed blessed with grandchildren.

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  22. What a stunning and beautiful rose header to appear when I pop into your blog! I love all the happy yellow images. It reminds me of spring and warmth and longer days!

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    1. Thank you Sandra..
      Its one of the roses from my rose garden..and i enlarged it to a larger size. Yellow is such a warming spring colour in the fields..

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  23. A lovely post, Val! Yellow is just what I need today! It is freezing outside and grey! I admire your garden, your lemons and your paintings! I am so very bad at it! I hope you are fine and the frightening rumbling stopped! Thinking of you! Christa

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  24. Thanks Christa.
    I do believe your weather is not good. Its depressing i am sure.
    pleased you liked the yellow post.
    the rumbling stops after seconds.. all is back to normal.
    x

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  25. Hello Val! I accessed your post through your comment to Christa! What a lovely post, so full of sun and happiness! yellow is not my favourite colour, but, with blue and green, it certainly permeates di art of Van Gogh, which I love! And... yellow is the colour of the sun, which makes all things clear and visible to us, so we may be happy.

    Not that much sun here, today, but it has been warmer and my enormous camellia is in full bloom!

    HAPPY NEXT WEEK!

    ANNA
    xx

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    1. Yes, indeed Yellow makes me happy. I use it very little around the house.. mainly in the garden and my art work.
      How wonderful your camelia is in full bloom I love them.. I think they are a romantic flower.
      Thank you Anna.

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  26. Hi Val--what a fun post!
    My favorite color is green. I love yellow houses and rooms and roses! Lemons too.
    Your painting is indeed reminiscent of Van Gogh, so intense and beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Jen.
      I thought it would be fun to do a yellow post.. the fields are full of such lovely wild flowers...The painting was my second attempt at oils.

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  27. Hi Val!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)
    Great post! Bright and cheerful! I hope your blogging hitches are over now. I'll have an internet connection at home on Thursday (finally) and I'll be able to visit more often! :)

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  28. Its nice to see you again.
    pleased you like my blog..
    look forward to seeing your posts..
    val

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  29. It has been a busy time for me, so I apologize for being so late in reading this post. The photographs are so beautiful. I'm so happy to have helped, in some small way, to inspire this post. I know how long it takes and how much work goes into a post like this. Thank you for taking the time to share it with the world...
    love sent to you.

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    1. Thanks Meggie,
      Your fields and where you live remind me of where i live.. your fields of yellow inspired me to make my yellow post.. it was fun.
      i enjoyed putting it all together.
      happy days

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  30. Hello Val, this post is so uplifting and cheerful. I associate yellow with happiness, too. My, your garden is doing marvelous things and that table cloth is lovely.
    I am back from my trip and I had a wonderful time. Lots of family fun with my two granddaughters, and although my daughter had her head buried in her books most of the time, we did have some great time to visit, too. When I left she was caught up with all her studies and feeling fresh and ready to take on the world, again. God blessed us all in many wonderful ways, this week. Thank you for your sweet comment, you're a good friend.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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