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
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
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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


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 - - 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

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  2. Max510 says:

    Hi Ailsa and everybody friends
    Here my entries for the yellow theme !

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  4. Shannon says:

    It’s been raining in FL for about a month straight… can’t wait to see some days like this in the near future!

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  8. what a cheerful theme, its such a vibrant colour.
    Here’s one of me sporting this glowing sunny colour on a cold winter day!

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  10. A lovely yellow bench, shot EXTREMELY early in the morning in Austria:

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  13. Debbie says:

    With romance in the air as Valentines day approaches, I thought I’d share this yellow:

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  17. suej says:

    To my amazement, yellow featured quite a lot in my travels:

  18. Lynne Ayers says:

    Wonderful sunshiny shots. 🙂

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  21. kerlund74 says:

    Fantastic photo of that bird and I love the umbrella as well. Difficult theme, I do not have many yellow things in my photos, obviously… But I did find a few:
    First time for me in these challenge, but I do love travel and I think this is a great idea:)

  22. 4otomo says:

    Hi! Ailsa,
    …pretty grey with a tinge of yellow…:-):-)’s my post for this week…

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  24. babsje says:

    I covet your yellow umbrella, it’s fantastic.

    Here’s mine with a little yellow.

    Written by Small Hands

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  32. K2 in Canada says:

    Thanks for picking yellow as your theme this week – great shot of the finch. Here is my collections:

  33. says:

    Nothing beats YELLOW in Winter !

  34. says:

    Word Press is acting up tonight ! I just posted and it’s gone……

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  37. Great pictures and I love the theme… yellow is such a bright color, it reminds me of summer and sun 🙂
    Here is my entry:

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  40. Al says:

    They are some great photos you have there Ailsa. I have not had time to do them for a while, so here’s one I did today for YELLOW

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