Are you a lover of yellow?
- Like the colour yellow in any form?
- Have a bag (or two) that’s yellow?
- Own a scarf (or two) that’s yellow?
- Buy earrings that are yellow?
- Wear clothes that are various shades of yellow?
- Smile when you see a yellow sign on the road or path?
- Think happy thoughts on a wet miserable day when you see a yellow buoy bobbing in the water?
- Get excited when you see a yellow boat/car/bike/truck/bulldozer?
- Think anyone who doesn’t like yellow is kind of weird?
Well let me tell you, if you answered yes to any of these questions – you too could be classed as a xanthophile. (You may be surprised to find that I answered yes to all these questions) 🙂
A xanthophile (from Greek xanthë, ‘blonde’) is someone who loves the colour yellow. Source
I would like to say I’m a ‘Woman of Colour’ in that I love colour of any type, but I didn’t want to be thought of as making an inappropriate comment or claim, although in some ways I am actually a woman of colour! I am fortunate to have an olive complexion due to my ancestry and find I can wear these colours quite well – I do feel for those who can’t!
I found out many years ago that I love colour. I wear black, grey and beige sparingly (yes I get that they can be worn as basics and go with everything, but I’m still not a huge fan), and love nothing more than popping on some colour to brighten myself up. I’ve written before about my love of orange and autumnal tones, so it really shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that I also love yellow. My latest favourite is the mustard yellow that’s around at the moment.
Going Yellow for Sunday Stills
Terri’s Sunday Stills prompt this week is yellow. I’m currently in Queensland enjoying some family time and although most of the days have been warm and sunny, we’ve also had rainy cool days. Today for instance, we went for a 20km bike ride in the rain just for some fun!
The photos below show some of our surroundings – the marina nearby with a yellow boat, the yellow flowery bush growing on the fence outside our door, the yellow banksia on the bush next to our unit and my favourite yellow earrings.
Do you like my earrings? I’m a tea lover and spotted these earrings a few years ago at a handmade market – I love the fact that they are different to the usual matchy-matchy sets. They do match, in that one is the teapot and the other is the teacup but it’s this quirkiness, and the fact that they’re yellow, that makes me smile whenever I wear them. I have edited them here using an arty/paint theme.
Here are a few other favourite yellow photos from the archives:
What about you? Are you a xanthophile?
While we’re on the subject of colour, I saw this on a friend’s Facebook page recently and although it’s US based (color not colour), it appealed to me – which one are you?
Hopefully you’ve enjoyed my collection of yellow this week!
Wishing you well.
Linking up with Denyse for #lifethisweek with the prompt of ‘Share your Snaps’
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