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Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Yellow

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Yellow features in Bee Gees Way

It is Spring in the northern hemisphere, whilst we in the South, prepare for Autumn. Australian native plants don’t follow a strict regime of flowering as they do in the North. Some flower all year round. That is Australia – the land of eternal sun.

At least the Xanthostemon flowers below think so – Try saying that after a glass of wine!

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Xanthostemon flower

Friendly Friday Photo Prompt

As you might have guessed, the prompt for the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge, this week, is:

YELLOW

Japan might be in the north, but I found plenty of yellow there too.

Denmark may have closed its border, but I can visit my homeland via these photos of the famous “Skagen Yellow” houses.

A Link to: My favourite yellow Courtyard in Skagen Denmark

Food can be yellow too – and I do like Cake. Usually lemon flavoured, just so you know in case you come to mine for tea.

Bored at home in lock down? Feel like doing a bit of interior decorating?

Photo Credit and Link to Guardian.com article on Yayao Kusama

I will take you to Kyoto for 30 seconds. With Yellow leaves and all. The courtyard of quirky Artist – Yayao Kusama.

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Interested in joining in on Friendly Friday?

Create, Write, Tag and Linkback your ‘Yellow’ Post. Do let me know in the comments that you have posted and I will pay you a visit.

All you need to know to join Friendly Fiday here

Next week, my co-host Sandy will have another great prompt for you budding photographers, locked down or not.

Friendly Friday

157 thoughts on “Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Yellow”

  1. I enjoyed your yellow photos.

    My eyes stopped a moment when you said Denmark is your homeland. Our daughter moved to Denmark about seven years ago. A few days ago she sent in the papers requesting permanent citizenship. As you might guess, she loves living there.

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    1. I can understand why your daughter would want to move to Denmark. Was it work that attracted her there? It really is like something from H C Andersen’s fairy tales! I visit as often as I can. One of the yellow houses featured here, was my 7x Great Grandfather’s house in Jylland. Is your daughter situated in Copenhagen or more rural? Have you been? So many questions – when it comes to Denmark, I am a little obsessed. Good luck to your daughter with the citizenship. It is not so easy a procesd, these days.

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      1. Lise wanted to live abroad, and her mentor, when she got her master’s degree, had lived in Denmark. She’s in Copenhagen. Travel is her passion, and that’s a great place for a base. On her 50th birthday, she was in the 50th country she had visited. Working from her flat right now is most confining. We visited Denmark in 1982 and haven’t been back. It would be the first place we’d go if we ever got on an airplane again.

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        1. I can understand you wanting to go to Denmark to visit her and boy she has got a great hub to live in if she wants to do lots of travelling. It is so easy to get a flight from there to many many other countries. 50 countries is impressive travel. Her name is even spelt in a Scandinavian way. Do you have any connection there, yourself, Anne?

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          1. Lise’s name is Elizabeth. She was Lisa until college days, and she changed the spelling to Lise. On Facebook, she contacted people with that name. After meeting some here, she contacted those in Denmark and went to visit a couple of them. A temporary job led to a permanent one. She passed the proficiency language test. Her friends speak in Danish, and she replies in English. It’s good practice for both sides, but she does not like her pronunciation of words. Reading is much easier, since she is fluent in German, too. My husband is the one with Norwegian roots. One set of grandparents were born there.

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            1. Ah – your daughter’s viking heritage is coming through. I totally am with her re the pronunciation of Danish. It is so very difficult unless you were born there. That is why I gave up trying to learn it and concentrated on Norwegian instead. I can recognize that much easier, except for the more unusual dialects. Have you researched your husband’s family history?

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              1. I grew up in the South, where family genealogy was important before it was popular. I cannot make myself get interested in it, but Lise did. She has quite a bit of information on both sides of the family.

                Have you lived all over the world??? Lise learned Danish because she lives there, but she also knows French, German, and Farsi. She did not get her language abilities from her parents!

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    1. I am so glad you joined in again, Klodo. I can’t wait to see your yellow photos. The bird is just a teeny bit out of focus, but I snapped it so quickly there was no time to waste. I was in an aviary/bird park at a town called Maleny. https://www.malenybotanicgardens.com.au/ if you want to have a look as I know you are a bit of a “birdo” – as in you have that close interest with the crows.

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      1. Thanks, yes I do like birds, especially funny parrots and cockatoo videos on YouTube. I will look on the website for a great galaa as its Australia!

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        1. A galah? They are funny creatures, cheeky birds full of personality. We had one as a pet for 17 years. A sulphur crested cockatoo who was a stoic, in a former life, lol. (She kept herself so pristine, her feathers were never out of place and always ultra white. She barely moved from her upright poise on the branch in the aviary). We had her for longer and re-homed her as we could no longer keep her in a aviary and didn’t want her in a small cafe for the rest of her life. They can live up to 140 years.

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          1. 40 or 140 years? You would have to pass it on to your ancestors like an heirloom! I mentioned great galah as most British people get all their information on Australia from watching neighbours and I think calling someone a great galah was an insult from the show, unless it was just a myth. I think Dr Karl and Susan had one in their living room once!

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            1. Yes, wer use the term you great galahas an insult/to mock someone! Lol! The bird, pink and grey live about 40 years, whilst the sulphur crested cockatoo can live for up to 140 years! Yes! Less in the wild, of course. We joked about having to provide for them in the will. They both can mimic humans and it galah talked quite a lot! I might post about them sometime on a Friendly Friday theme?

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    1. I somehow got the feeling, no, I think it was a memory of a previous comment you made, Anne B. wherein you mentioned you were a bit of a Kusama fan. She is very special, isn’t she? At first, one tends to think – oh it is just spots, but the spots draw you in, and you find the vivid colour and contrast of black spots bewitching! I am glad we stumbled upon her gallery in Kyoto. We were lucky that it was just around the corner from our ryokan inn in the old quarter of Kyoto. The photo of the leaves and the short video is from the garden at the gallery. Did you visit Kyoto?

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        1. I know you went to New Zealand, but I thought you had been to Japan, as well. My apologies. Kusama’s gallery is something to add to your list though, when you do go. I’m sure you will, one day!

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    1. That room with the black dots would be difficult to live in full time. It is an art installation in a gallery in Kyoto, Japan, Maria. A quirky artist she is. At first her art didn’t ‘grab’ me, and my daughter loved it, but it did grow on me as time went on. I loved that I stumbled on it when I was in Japan. As for my own house, no spots can be see anywhere……

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      1. I wish I had a favorite lemon cake recipe but I don’t. I usually just google one when I’m in the mood. I do have an amazing caramelized orange cheesecake recipe, though. I confess that I’ve never made it… I ask my husband to make every year for my birthday πŸ™‚

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        1. So your husband is interested in cooking/baking! Awesome! I would be interested in having a look at that recipe for my son. I used to love cheesecake but can’t eat it anymore. He on the other hand really enjoys it, if you would like to share?

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  2. What a happy color yellow is…isn’t it? And lemon cake? I can eat it anytime, all day long …doesn’t speak too well of my eating habits though 😦 This is a lovely post and while I have missed quite a few FFPC recently, I am going to try to participate this time. The houses are my favorite! And that yellow courtyard of Yayao Kusama brought back memories of a dress I had when I was around ten or twelve, a beautiful happy yellow with black polka dots!!!! I am going to try and find a photo of me from times forgotten and if I can, will share it in the post. Thanks for splashing this uplifting color into this upside down world<3<3

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          1. Lemon cake is on the menu for next weekend! I just added a list of ingredients to my grocery list and I will think about you and remember this time to take a pic and send you…I forgot with the eggnog…I made it and it was lovely but I did not take a picture 😦 This time will be different! Hugs

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            1. I am so glad you liked the eggnog. That seems like so long ago now. I will wait to hear the verdict on the lemon cake. I am making cinnamon cake today, and pumpkin scones.

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    1. That one is a link to Kusama, so not my photo. Thanks for reminding me that I should point that out. Although I do have one from the inside of the gallery, it is not as clear as that one, of course.

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    1. Although I will never visit Las Vegas, I would watch this display. It looks fantastic. I have heard of it from other friends who have visited.
      Thanks for joining in with the Friendly Friday photo challenge, Tatiana. I hope to see you again for future prompts? Are you a photography buff?

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  4. I do like your selection of photos, a very bright and cheerful line up which we could all use these days. I particularly like the Japanese artist, the frangipane (plumeria here) and the parrot. I hope all is well with you.

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    1. Thanks for asking how I am, Graham. I am doing great. I think. One never knows these days, if something sinister might be brewing. We are careful though. My husband positively shrunk back in horror today when a shop assistant wanted to hand him a sales receipt without a gloved hand! I think he is getting a little paranoid. He didn’t even realize he did it.
      As for the Frangipani, we both have a climate well suited to these flowers. You can just break off a branch and shove it in some soil, and hey presto, it grows and flowers! Do you also have the climbing Allamanda growing in your district. Also a bright yellow flower.

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      1. I’m the opposite to your husband. I tend to forget that I’m supposed to be distancing myself or not handing something over or taking a pen that might kill me. Consequently, I’ve been getting a few looks of panic thrown my way as if I’m some kind of crazed assailant. Ah well.
        As to the Allamanda, we do have that and it can get quite rampant if not controlled. The yellow is most often seen but there’s also a purple one that I’ve seen and perhaps other colors.

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  5. Hiya, how are you doing? Of your yellow theme, my favourites are the frangipani and lemon cake. I have not started baking yet, but think am gonna bake a blood orange almond cake soon. After all, when in doubt, bake! x

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      1. “It was a wonderful experience getting that close to them.” This begs a little more information and makes me curious. What does ” that close to them” mean?

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        1. In the Maleny Bird Park there is a large walk in aviary, where in the birds will be as close as a foot away from you. Some of them fly down on your shoulders and head too! Does that explain it?

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          1. Yes, my dear, it does. Sounds like a fun walk.
            The closest we have to that here is a butterfly dome. New butterflies from around the world are released daily. They too land on people.
            Every year, I want to go, but haven’t made it yet. Maybe this year.

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  6. Very nice post. I love the Plumeria (which we call frangipanier) flower. It will always remind me of my African childhood. We had several in the garden. Such perfume…

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