Wednesday, January 07, 2009

YELLOW FACTS REFLECTED UPON

They call us Mellow Yellow


ABC - Y is for All about yellow facts, fun and trivia.


The yellow house you see reflected is the one you have often seen in my Sulby River images. I'm not really a  man made yellow fan  but I do like photographing images around the edge of the river here and this house is an anchor to balance many an image. I am however a fan of yellow that occurs in nature, as in Provence.  Van Gogh's chair though is my most favourite man made yellow. You really have to see that chair in the flesh to appreciate it.  Who'd like some yellow facts then?


Yellow Journalism -Exaggerates or sensationalises a journalistic story for profit.
Yellow Peril- Danger, Danger
Yellow Jersey - Tour de France is awarded to the leader at each stage
Yellow - In the English language first use of this spelling, used in the epic Poem Beowulf
Yellow -Thai Solar Calender, wearing of yellow on a monday
Yellow Card - Football/ Soccer warning- red means yo are sent off
Yellow Dog Democrat - Southern voter in America who consistently voted Democrat
Yellow Flag- At sea for the letter Q
Yellow streak- Cowardise
Mellow Yellow- Song about ah that would be telling you find out for yourselves......if you are bananas enough. 


There are indeed a lot of yellow facts, literature, songs, political overtones I could go on here were just a few for you to go and check out the info more in depth.


One more. Don't forget we all live in a Yellow Submarine. It's underneath the geese.



See Mrs Nesbitt for more Abc's, the hostest with the mostest.

61 comments:

Cloudia said...

I still want to live in a yellow submarine - with more friends next-door. Great photo; contrasted with yesterday's race shots they show your range of sensibilty & skill.
Aloha-

Anonymous said...

Hahahahaha. Top banana

bitingmidge said...

Electric! ;-)

Sunshine Coast Daily - Australia

bitingmidge said...

Electric! ;-)

Sunshine Coast Daily - Australia

Anonymous said...

Mad

angela said...

Neat yellow reflections in the water..

Aileni said...

Donovan would be proud.

anthonynorth said...

Lovely and informative post.

Reader Wil said...

I like yellow too, though I have never been fond of the yellow press. Oh and the pup is such a sweetie. He likes everybody and once we had lost him in a restaurant, when we found him at last he was sitting in a lady's lap. The lady said:"I keep him!", but my grandchildren didn't like it at all! It's an Australian pup!

Anne-Berit said...

Great photo,and I must say,a very good Y-post.

Mirage said...

Amazing yellow reflection there! Surely got lots of yellow stuff too! :) -G

Liz said...

I'm just wild about saffron ...

marley said...

No yellow snow then! Lol! Great colour reflection :)

Mo Greig said...

Its a rainbow around this lake.

George said...

Thanks for the 'Yellow' facts and especially for the great picture.

BABOOSHKA said...

Marley - Never eat Yellow Snow ha ha.

Sorry folks had to swrich links off, some undesirables backlinks spoiling it for us.

Destitute Rebel said...

A great post and a wonderful picture like always.

Gordon said...

The yellow reflections enhance this scene.

I only wear yellow as a safety thing - life jacket and cycle vest.

photowannabe said...

Too clever Babooshka. A lot of work to present a great post on Y.

Life with Kaishon said...

Very great Y post : ). Lots of yellow!

Anonymous said...

Mellow Yellow, bananas. I know what all about that. It doesn't work. Blinding blog mate.

Virginia said...

Yellow dog Democrats, I don't know many down here but hey it doesn't matter now does it!!!
Nice one, B.

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

Nice yellow facts! But I really love the Geese!!
~Michele~

Marie-Noyale said...

"As we live a life of ease
Every one of us is all we need"!!!
WE all live in a Yellow submarine.

Louis la Vache said...

"Louis" hasn't been able to stop by recently - something about being busy with an espresso shop -
so he's happy to have a moment to stop by and say 'hi' to his friend on Ramsey....

George Townboy said...

What a perfectly YELLOW post!

How about Old Yaller?

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Did you know yellow is color that the eye sees quickest. That's why all hazard and street signs are yellow.

Small City Scenes said...

And don't forget "I wonder where the yellow went....." It is an old toothpaste commercial. LOL
Neat post.
Someone with a yellow streak is also a 'yellow belly'.
Have fun. MB

Boise Diva said...

And..yellow, and orange, used to be my least favorite colors. Then I got older, and now they're my favorite. I can't explain that.

Chuck Pefley said...

I want a photo of the yellow submarine tomorrow :)

Kelly said...

I ditto Chuck...submarine! I like this shot! The reflection of the yellow building, and the yellowish glow of the geese.

Tash said...

Ooooh, the rarely if ever seen YELLOW reflection. (& I'm totally serious.) Terrific once again.
(& I doremember that you are very partial to purple.)
One of my favorite songs from middle school choir was "Yellow bird up high on banana tree..."

Olivier said...

un beau reflet jaune, bien trouvé cela rend bien.

a beautiful yellow reflection, though found it makes good.

magiceye said...

another superb photograph from your treasure chest!

spacedlaw said...

More yellow! I love that sunshine colour.

Leeds daily photo said...

Hi
Love your blog. These 4 might be mellow, however as someone who likes feeding ducks, when you get perhaps 100 Canada geese wanting a share too they can be a bit too much.

RuneE said...

Don't forget that Donovan took part in the Yellow Submarine recording!

Bibi said...

I think you forgot Yellow River, which is also under the geese and where perhaps the Yellow Submarine lurks! Great photo and commentary!!

Jim said...

I think you hit all of the yellows. Nice shot to go with it.

brattcat said...

What a great photo.

Miss_Yves said...

beautiful yellow reflections! I enjoyed your short dictionary , and what you say about van Gogh 's pictures ("La haute note jaune"in his room at Arles )

Kris said...

Clever.

kikamz said...

nice post! very informative and written with humor and wit.

mine is here. hope you can visit too!

happy wednesday!

mannanan said...

Yellow matter custard dripping from a dead dog's eye.....yet more Beatles lyrics......Top banana Babooshka. Cracking post again. What I've come to expect on this great site. A brilliant advert for the IOM and of course Ramsey. Keep up the good work.....

Rose said...

Such a fun post, Babooshka! I loved all the interesting facts about the word yellow--I had no idea it first appeared in Beowulf.
Donovan's tune will be going through my head all day:)

Lily Hydrangea said...

Love your yellow imagery, beautiful reflection Babooshka.

BABOOSHKA said...

Mannanan- I am the walrus - Brilliant song.

Bursa Daily Photo said...

This is lovely. Very relaxing. I like the duck with two heads!

Dragonstar said...

Lovely photo, interesting facts - and a touch of dippiness at the end. All in all a perfect post!

mannanan said...

Yes Babooshka a brilliant track.Rather Odd lyrics though...

Peter said...

Yellow pages, yellow cab, yellow fever, Yellowstone, yellow jealousy... Even if you are not a fan of yellow, it's obvious that you have to live with it!

A really nice post!

Per Stromsjo said...

I'd say it's pretty much mostest around here as well. Like the shot. Would have been nice to enlarge.

Jackie said...

I love the yellow alongside the vibrant blue (which is presumably a reflection from the sky).

Gaelyn said...

Yellow Baboshka, great yellow facts. Looks like you've made some changes here. Hope all is well.
they call me mellow yellow.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Quite RIGHTLY!

And I love the yellow submarine too!

Very nice photo!

Neva said...

This is a great choice for yellow...the facts are amazing....that took some time!

raf said...

Love the fun you have with things, Baboosh.
Fun post. Very mellow Yellow! :)

Knoxville Girl said...

brilliant yellow post.
you know why they call 'em yellow dog Democrats, don't you? They'd vote for a yellow dog before they'd vote Republican. Ask my mom about that one, heh.

Susie of Arabia said...

I loved this post! It's fun. And the accompanying photo is delicious.

april said...

Wonderful, the golden and blue colours fit so well together.

april said...

Wonderful, the golden and blue colours fit so well together.

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