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Thursday, July 26, 2018

July Ultimate Blog Challenge - yellow

I chose yellow for today's word of the day, a predominant flower color in the garden. One site, Proflowers.com (https://www.proflowers.com/blog/yellow-flowers) lists thirty -three of the more easily recognized yellow flowers. Think of sunflowers, marigolds, chrysanthemums, and  roses among many others.

I'm not especially keen about yellow flowers in my garden beds but I can tolerate them easier than orange. Perhaps because our East Texas summers feature so many hot sunny days, I prefer to grow the cooler blues, lavender and white flowers.

Within the walls of my house, I have a preference for the cooler colors on the chart. In fact, a lot of blue surrounds me. I can't say it's a reflection of my mood. Perhaps I chose that soft, pale blue for my walls the last time we painted because I found it such a soothing, calming background.

Or perhaps the choice of color came about from the stained glass piece that hangs above my kitchen sink.

 It was made for me many years ago and I'm reminded of my friend every time I look up. It's also a reminder that God's Spirit is always near and available.


  1. I have to admit, Gay, I love yellow flowers. And pink ones, and blue ones, and even red ones. Actually, I love purple flowers, too. But I especially love yellow ones. And especially in winter, when the sun doesn’t shine long enough each day to chase the cold, winter blues away. Love your blog! Thank you for sharing. :)

    1. I enjoy flowers around me too, even resort to fake ones in the winter when nothing is blooming in the garden.

  2. I have one strange (for most men) routine where I fill a vase with fresh flowers from the market weekly. I have done that for my daughter since her early years - she is now 15 and almost on her own, but I keep up the practice, usually white flowers are my preference, I'm not exactly sure why I prefer white, usually lilies. Probably because it represents purity and the hope my girl lives a pure life.