Maybe because it’s wintry and dull in the Northern hemisphere, this weeks photography challenge theme is “Yellow”. For us in the Southern part of the world, summer is well under way (it seemed to get started about October this year), and we are not deprived of sunshine. The paddocks are yellow, with the barest trace of green left from the last shower of rain. I’ve still got some yellow flowers, some because they are tough (Escholtzia and Fennel) and some because I nurture them (Pansy).
We had a couple of bonfires mid-year – no more until April at least. The yellow flames are an example of the warmth of the colour, toasty as sunshine on a hot summer’s day. The saffron crocus isn’t yellow, but it’s stamens produce a wonderful yellow dye, as well as being a fantastically expensive spice. That’s my whole crop you see there… Paper starts out white, but yellows with age. Yellowed paper shows a lack of archival value, but also a warmth and history which makes it compelling for many of us!