Today’s theme, “Treasure,” is perfect!
Laying in bed this morning, enjoying the few minutes between waking up and the dogs realizing walks and breakfast were in the offing, I was trying to figure out how to capture the essence of the treasure of 35 years of marriage. All the ups and downs, kids, pets, careers, moving, home renovations, who’s cooking, joys and sorrows, and gradually mellowing into who we are today. As my husband isn’t inclined to let me post his picture, I was considering various options. Rings – too newlywed (and I’m not sure my husband even knows where his is). Flowers – pretty, but not the essence of us.
Love is so much richer now than when we started out. The small, daily moments are the foundation of our shared treasure. Coffee, tea, morning time together – that’s us, but I’ve already posted that one for the “Connect” post. When we opened our cards, we both knew that this was perfect! Today, we are on the same page and started year 36 with a good laugh!!
Welcome to the Gallery of YELLOW
After morning tea with YELLOW lemons
And YELLOW eggs with toast, off we go to find more YELLOW!
YELLOW hat hoping for sunshine
YELLOW hats, please keep us warm!
Gloves of YELLOW for our hands
YELLOW sponge, please wash my car
Rows of YELLOW Penzoil
Pull it tight with YELLOW tie downs
C A U T I O N
Tie it up with YELLOW rope
YELLOW bags of corn for our deer
Nuts & bolts behind YELLOW tags
Inch by inch measured in YELLOW
Boots with YELLOW so Mom can find me!
Marios chase each other in YELLOW cars
YELLOW Santa Rubber Duckie
YELLOW gator for our pups
Honey, I want the YELLOW box for Christmas!
Sorry, I can’t hear you – YELLOW ear plugs
Thank you for visitying the YELLOW gallery!
Nature and marketing – it is amazing how much YELLOW is used by both! Breakfast and a trip to Lowe’s and Tractor Supply with my husband. Yellow flowers, lemon, and eggs and then….yellow everywhere at both stores :-).
This was an interesting project. I have never before used color as the common theme in a series of photos. I chose yellow in protest of Christmas being pushed at the stores before we’ve enjoyed my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving.
In pursuit of YELLOW, I examined products that I usually walk right by, and then became aware of how the mix of colors and shapes on the shelves work together to draw attention. I’m sure there is a sound scientific basis for why certain colors are next to each other, which height shelf an item is on, why some things hang, some are stacked, some are in rows, etc. As these stores cater to men, is YELLOW a color that attracts a man’s eye? My husband can spot a display of DeWalt tools at the far end of any store we are in! Whatever the reason, YELLOW was everywhere!
Dwarf Palmettos Flourishing in the Swamp at Barataria Preserve in Jean LaFitte Historical National Park & Preserve
The Barataria Preserve at Jean LaFitte Historical National Park & Preserve is an amazing place to visit. It is worlds away from the French Quarter and the Garden District in nearby New Orleans. Meandering along the boardwalk of the Bayou Coquille Trail offers encounters with alligators, toads, insects, birds, and primordial views through the swamp. It is amazing and creepily beautiful.
Every year, I make edible mice for our office holiday potluck. Lined up to harden, they appear ready to swarm off the counter and race away!
Two male cardinals spent a brief moment arguing over which of them was going to sit on the branch – just as I was taking pictures of various birds at the feeder. It reminds me of two kids fighting over a favorite toy.
The South Carolina Statehouse is architecturally beautiful. Its dome is magnificent – copper clad and subtly simple on the exterior and elegant on the inside.
Here you go! This is one of my favorite African Violets. It didn’t bloom for over a year, and now it’s producing flowers continuously! In its own way, it provides priceless joy 🌸