Thursday, April 1, 2010

double yellow lines

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

William Wordsworth (1770-1850) poet

Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.

Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875)

We reform others unconsciously when we walk uprightly.

Anne Sophie Swetchine (1782 - 1857) mystic and writer

At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.

Lao Tzu (600 BC-531 BC) taoist philosopher

Today, the yellow rose is used to embrace a new beginning, apologize or express sympathy, and to say, "remember me" , "I am sorry', or "I care." Yellow roses are appropriate for marking the beginning of a new life together or for starting all over again.

Wisdom and virtue are like the two wheels of a cart.

Japanese Proverb

If you would like to spoil the day for a grouch, give him a smile.


There are painters who transform the sun into a yellow spot, but there are others who, thanks to their art and intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun.
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) artist

Legitimate revolution must be led by, made by those who have been most oppressed: black, brown, yellow, red, and white women-with men relating to that the best they can.
Robin Morgan (b. 1941) writer & activist

The person whose problems are all behind them is probably a school bus driver.


notes on photos:
  1. daffodils in full bloom, washington state. april 2006
  2. lake farmpark, kirtland, oh. march 2010
  3. adventures in yellow, cleveland. 2009
  4. have you noticed so many flowers have yellow centers. lotus at kenilworth aquatic gardens, washington, dc. august 2006
  5. lakewood, oh. summer 2009
  6. lakewood, oh. spring 2008
  7. smiley face balls at tower city, cleveland. march 2010
  8. hector castellanos lara, cleveland artist at the 2009 cma chalk festival. september 2009.
  9. yellow car with vanity plate for a yllagal, akron, oh. march 2010
  10. a sea of school buses, coney island, nyc. march 2008


Anonymous said...

makes me like the colour a bit more than before : )

Tom said...

yellow looks best in the spring. Groovy collection of photos!

tony said...

The Colour Of The Re-Born! I Need Some Sunglasses For Your Post!

Brian Miller said...

wow. fascinating side walk chalk pic...and the bee witht he flower is really cool. like the tzu quote as well. happy tt!

nanny said...

Great collection of wonderful yellow......

Unknown said...

All the pix are gorgeous, but I thought those two flower photos & the wheels were really amazing!

Roy said...

Whew! Some serious yellow there. I'm with Tony; I need sunglasses to look at this. I just wish there was some bright yellow in the sky here; we're still overcast.

I love that sidewalk chalk festival shot.

Eberle said...

Wow, Mouse! This series really gave me such a deeply integrated thrill - gardening, urban moments, meditation within nature, double = single/infinite, connection = mysticism. Reading this gave me the heart to go outside - in the snow!

I've always liked the particular day in the fall here when the yellow lines on the road match the yellowing leaves on the trees and you get to drive right inside this resonance.

Tina said...

Wonderful photographs made more special by the captions.

The Clean White Page

California Girl said...

love the yellow rose and the meaning. I'll give one to my husband next time we have a big fight.

my favorite mix of flower colors is always yellow, white & a deep blue, usually I'll ask for blue iris, yellow daffodils, white mums or anything white. It's such a cheerful mix.

Baino said...

Yellow is certainly the colour of spring isn't it? Beautiful happy snaps . . your buses look funny!

North County Film Club said...

What a happy bunch of photos. Beautiful!

Leah said...

Wow, that Coney Island picture is fantastic! said...

Except for the smiley faces, which are a bit scary, these are all wonderful examples of yellow! Rock it, Mouse!

Watson said...

Great photos - real mouse "medicine" to life one's spirits!

Barry said...

Beautiful and thoughtful post. I am coming to appreciate yellow more and more.

Gary said...

Kimy! You knocked it out of the ballpark with these quotes - each one more sublime than the one before it. And to end with the bus driver quote is priceless! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this post. xoxo

Jingle said...

what creative post,
love the yellow happy faces and yellow school buses the best!

Jingle said...

hope that you enjoy mine!
Happy Easter!

lettuce said...

that lotus is amazing, it looks as though someone has left a secret little easter cake in the middle!

happy easter kimy