Travel theme: Yellow

I couldn’t believe my eyes this morning when I woke up to clear skies and an unfamiliar yellow sphere shining down on this little patch of the planet. It feels like an eternity since I last saw sunshine so it was with glee that I leapt out of bed and watched a European goldfinch flit about the garden in a blur of red and yellow.

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Fresh from a few blissful golden hours of sunshine, here are some more yellow sights I’ve found along the way. First up, the yellow archway of Arco de Santa Catalina in Antigua.

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A vibrant yellow escalator in Seattle’s Central Library. Almost as much fun as following the yellow brick road!

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Startling yellow lichen in Pleasant Valley, just before a baby elk had a traumatic encounter with the American River.

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A cheeky yellow scooter abandoned on a rooftop in Georgetown.

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Well, all trace of sunshine has long since departed and overcast skies are now lashing rain, so I’m going for a quick walk under cover of my cheery yellow umbrella.

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Now it’s your turn so don’t be yellow, get ready with your interpretation of this week’s theme. If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Yellow
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Let’s get mellow yellow! xxx Ailsa

“Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun.” – Pablo Picasso

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About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - wheresmybackpack.com - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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214 Responses to Travel theme: Yellow

  1. Debbie says:

    Ooh yes, just what all us northern hemispherers need right now, a dash of bright yellow. I have a bit of a penchant for scooters (not to drive, just to look at) so I like that one especially.

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  3. What a great one, when here in Austria it’s all a bit black and white!!!http://annarashbrook.wordpress.com/2014/02/07/travel-theme-yellow/

  4. suej says:

    This is going to be difficult….can’t think I have much that is yellow….off for a hunt! I love that yellow scooter…k

  5. Certainly a warming post! Love the sunny whimsy (and cool bird!)

  6. aj vosse says:

    Our Pablo was right!! 😉

  7. I loved these! That is one cheery umbrella for sure and for certain! I also loved the photo of the finch!

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  9. What a simply beautiful little creature! Great capture!

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  11. loganbruin says:

    Have you heard that Seattle sells more sunglasses per capita than anywhere else in the US? The theory is you buy them on a rare sunny day, then you forget where you put them, so the next time it’s sunny you have no idea where they are and have to buy new ones. ;o)

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  13. Angeline M says:

    Glad you got a little bit of sunshine, Ailsa! That yellow umbrella is sure to brighten any rainy day.
    I’ve offered a yellow sunset for the challenge today http://angelinem.wordpress.com/2014/02/07/travel-theme-yellow/
    Thanks.

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  19. Jaspa says:

    My favourite’s the yellow are with the volcano, Ailsa. With ‘Yellow’ being the theme, I guess I could have resubmitted my blog from last week about pineapples! http://jaspasjourney.wordpress.com/2014/01/31/maui-pineapple-tour-is-golden/

    But you’ve also given me a chance to post at least one photo from Death Valley (as long as you don’t agree with Sue!): http://jaspasjourney.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=2077&action=edit&message=6&postpost=v2

  20. writeejit says:

    Ailsa, thanks for the great photos, and the inspiration. I thought I hadn’t seen a speck of yellow for weeks, until you made me think of this photo. http://melissashawsmith.com/2014/02/07/travel-theme-yellow/

  21. Lyle Krahn says:

    It’s amazing what effect the sun can have. I would have a hard time living in the dreary climates with not nearly enough.

  22. Heyjude says:

    Oh it was so nice to see that golden orb today here in the UK too! Sunshine always makes me feel so much more cheerful. Here are my yellow contributions Ailsa – a little trip in Portugal 🙂
    http://wp.me/pL5Ms-11K
    Jude xx

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  26. Love the finch, but how did the scooter fly up to the roof? Here’s mine: http://wp.me/p44x96-5U

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  28. Jaspa says:

    Just after hitting ‘Publish’ on my earlier post I realised I’d forgotten about something very special and yellow… Me!
    http://jaspasjourney.wordpress.com/2014/02/07/wait-a-minute-yellow-figure-thats-me/

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  30. The scooter is such fun, great choices for yellow, dear Ailsa.
    Here’s my collection: http://drieskewrites.wordpress.com/2014/02/08/travel-theme-yellow/

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  32. sueslaght says:

    Great photos Ailsa! Grab your bike and travel to Turkey and Greece for my take on your theme.http://traveltalesoflife.com/2014/02/07/travel-theme-yellow/

  33. pdjpix says:

    Hi Ailsa, I did a colour-specific series last year and luckily one of them was yellow.
    Here it is- http://pdjpix.wordpress.com/2013/02/13/cheese-market-in-madurodam-den-haag-the-netherlands/
    Regards Peet

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  35. Crazy bright escalator. A good landmark when giving directions. This is the way to my yellow patch http://forestwoodfolkart.wordpress.com/2014/02/08/travel-theme-yellow/

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  37. You always find such a wonderful selection of images to inspire us! I especially love the finch and the lichen! Here’s my little piece: http://theretiringsort.com/2014/02/07/travel-theme-yellow/

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  43. The sun was such a happy sight today Alisa! My yellow photo has me dreaming of a return trip to the tulip fields. 🙂 http://nwframeofmind.com/2014/02/07/travel-theme-yellow/

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