Tuesday, 4 January 2011

ABC Wednesday - Yellow

Yikes I was so busy relaxing over an extended Yule time that not a thought was given to this week's letter.  The only thing I can come up with is the colour yellow. What a good excuse to show a stripy yellow bee really getting down to nectar collecting in a dandelion.  It is said that aerodynamically a bee should not be able to fly, but nature knows more than aeronautical engineers
although this small plane used for skydiving also sports a certain stripy élan. What a shame nobody was floating down on a yellow parachute, although it is a popular colour for  working modes of transport such as rescue helicopters, breakdown vans, diggers and the occasional
fishing boat. The building being constructed in the background will soon be filled with the youth of the University of Cumbria when it is finished, opening a new door on life. Let me take you through ye old cottage gate still hanging on
in the Howgills, which lies on the border of Cumbria and Yorkshire. Journey south and over the English channel to the town of
Josselin in France. A popular tourist destination because of its medieval castle and 16th Century half timbered houses from days of yore.  There are lots of opportunities here for tourists to spend their money in gift shops and also buy postcards to keep or send home
and pop them in a yellow 'La Post' box which vary in their essential yellowness depending on how sun bleached they are.

Yomp over to ABC Wednesday where there are lots more words starting with Y


Kay L. Davies said...

Lots of lovely yellows for the letter Y, but nothing beats that bee. What a great shot!
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

photowannabe said...

I simply adore the old yellow cottage gate. Great composition and there is just something very artsy about the gate.

Sylvia K said...

What a fun variety of Yellow Ys for the Y Day! I love them! Particularly the bee and the yellow cottage gate! Hope your week is off to a great start!


Leslie: said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE all your photos! I think my favourite might be the gate, though. VerY nice post todaY! :D

Roger Owen Green said...

Josselin's my fave pic.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

richies said...

Great yellow photos. Great minds must think alike. My ABC Wednesday post was Y is for
yellow over at An Arkies Musings

Tumblewords: said...

The yellow bee and the garden gate are my favorites. Wonderful Y post!

VioletSky said...

Yorkshire is a most beautiful spot.

Halie Santos - Dayo said...

These are all lovely photos. Thanks for joining this week.

ABC Wednesday Team

Paula Scott said...

You know, I think you really rose to the cause! I think being caught off guard revved your engines up even more! What a great post!

Cheryl said...

Sweet captures of yellow. I especially like the fishing boat. Such a serene photo.

HereBeDragons said...

That door has been demolished! Like. :)

jabblog said...

Lots of lovely yellows. I really like the old door hanging off its hinges - very inviting :-)