July 25, 2011


Once again, there is construction going on in our building. This time, they are changing the stairways on both sides of the hallway. Or, rather, not the stairways themselves, but the handrails. If they were changing the whole thing, I probably would have lost my mind completely by now.

The word “handrail” might sound innocuous, but there is enough racket behind the wall to test anyone’s patience. The hammering, drilling, and creaking begins early in the morning, and ends around 6 o’clock in the evening. Naturally, they take a break for lunch, but that break is never long enough.

I know that there is such a thing as feeling “blue”, but, I wonder – is there a yellow mood? For me, a yellow mood is a good mood, although it threatens to tip over into mild eccentricity. It reminds me of those times when you laugh so hard that your stomach hurts and you lose your sense of balance. However, it always depends on the nuances of the mood.

Here’s what a guru has to say on the subject of the colour yellow:

Inexorably connected to the sun, yellow sparkles with heat,vitality,energy and light.

Believers in the powers of gemstones say that carrying a yellow gemstone promotes self-expression and that yellow stones stimulate movement and mental awareness,necessary for enhancing decision-making skills.

The softer and more golden shades of yellow bring thoughts of pleasant relaxation and warming comfort, as  comfort foods. In times of stress, there is an increase in the sale of yellow foods as people revert to childhood comfort foods such as macaroni and cheese, buttered popcorn, custard, puddings, crackers, cookies, warm soups and ubiquitous, golden-toned French fries.


  1. Yellow mood, I like that. I cannot believe that there is so much yellow around, I must keep my eyes open I think. Is that a parking ticket on the windscreen? LOL Diane

  2. The problem with yellow is there are so many shades and tones, which you've highlighted here. The muted shades are so pleasant, and I'm drawn to them all the time. But the intense, primary yellow can be overwhelming.
    I once had a yellow BMW 2002 (cute little car), which was so intense, so bright, especially in the sun. My friends laughed at it, but at the time, it fit my personality and ego. (I've mellowed a lot, I'm happy to say.) But one good thing about that car, that color . . . I NEVER HAD A HARD TIME FINDING IT IN A PARKING LOT. (Ha.)
    Thanks for your kind visit/comment.

  3. Классная подборка! Замечательна фотография "женщина с формами у кафе". С двойным дном. Сначала кажется, что она разглядывает витрину, а потом понимаешь, что она кого-то там зажала для беседы.
    И удивительно, что везде желтый в одном тоне - с горчинкой. Строгий отбор?:)

  4. Здорово! Сплошное солнце. Совершенно удивительные цветы, ранее не виданные. Мотоцикл очень хорошенький.

  5. Viva yellow !!!!!!!!!
    Congratulations on your originality and good taste!

  6. Hello Olga:
    For us, yellow is a great attention seeker and we were always terribly wary of using it in the garden. Wherever it was placed it drew the eye, absolutely perfect if one wants a focal point but tricky if one does not wish to give importance to any particular place.

    As for wearing it.....oh, dear no. But, as for eating it......lemon anything is a favourite!

  7. Hi Fábio Martins,
    Thank you for visiting my blog. I appreciate your kind words.

    Hi Diane,
    Yes, it is a parking ticket. You should have heard the owner of the car at that moment. But it is yellow. So, it fits the mood:)

    Hi Rick,
    Now, after your confession, I even don't know what to say... a yellow BMW ...
    You must love this color and luxurious things:)

    Hi Ирен,
    Все фото у меня несут массу смыслов, оттенков и моментов. В посте для Эми, магнолия с ржавым листиком на конце. Ты совершенно верно отметила горчичную нотку в жёлтом. У меня так же есть суперская коллекция нежнейшего жёлтого.
    Женщина у кафе - там два стройных жёлтых овала, она посередине и потом чёрный столб.

    Hi Tattina,
    Цветы, и правда, необычные. Красный вариант, с некоторого расстояния, напоминает фрукты. иещё они такие приятные на ощупь - шершавые и тёплые.

    Hi Antonio,
    Thank you, dear friend! It is very pleasing to know that you like this series :)

    Hi Jane and Lance Hattatt,
    I know one old story about a French courtesan - or was it a Russian aristocrat; it's difficult to say - who was the first who risked everything and arrived at a ball in a yellow dress. She attracted the attention of her strayed lover, who returned to her.

  8. Hi Olga

    I have always enjoyed the colour of yellow. However other members of my family are not as partial to yellow as I am. Yellow has always reminded me of sunshine, brown eyed Susans, summer, happy times....

    Thanks for the smile!!!


  9. love the yellow theme Olga - how did you find all these?

  10. о, теперь буду еще внимательней вглядываться в поисках скрытого смысла!))
    (пойду гляну на ржавую магнолию. Я то уловила только растаявший скорбно-белый на фоне буйствующего жизненно-зеленого.

  11. Clever you ! I am now in the Yellow mood ...

  12. What a cool post. I may do this with orange, my favorite color, one day. Favorite pics: the Beetle (I used to own a convertible red one) and the Vespa (I dream of getting one...) Merci Olga. Veronique aka French Girl in Seattle

  13. I would love to be with you as you work on a color theme and lay it out. Quite remarkable. It will take some thought as to which is my favorite. I do like the picture of the vendor showing the world of high end tech mixing in with the sales of his liquor wares!

  14. These photos are so beautiful! Yellow makes me smile. Every time I look through your photos, I want to re-design my room. Your photos are so inspiring!
    ...and construction.. I have no problem with it. But the sound! Oh dear Olga, I am with you! It is so very annoying. I can't wait for the one on the highway by my house to be done!


  15. I love your yellow images, they are beautiful and I love this post. Yellow is a happy colour, my favorite with its many hues.
    xoxoxo ♡

  16. Where is the "Yellow submarine" ???
    Regards from France...


  17. Yellow is a great color, warm and happy, i like the "Calceolaria flowers" =)

  18. Keltaisen värin kuva-compositioissa olet laittanut mukavasti kuva-alaa hallitsevaksi elementiksi.
    Se on erottuva ja kuvanäkemystä kokoava voima.
    Itse käytän - jos mahdollista - myös keltaista väriä kuvissani.
    Hieno kuva-kavalkaadi 'näkemys-kuvia' useista aiheista - rakentuen keltaisen ympärille...!
    Tervehtien Eko...

  19. I've always loved the colour yellow, though not entirely sure why. I guess it's associated with the sun and the sun brings light to earth every morning :)

    Duncan In Kuantan

  20. For me yellow is summer. I used to hate this color, for some years it is now among my favourites

  21. The colors are reall great, Olga!

    Love it

  22. A happy and certainly eccentric post - a worthwhile distraction from the 'noise of change'.
    Here is a quote from the second book in my trilogy. It concerns Scream Saver (who is an errant yellow pixel banned from the colour folder for trying to be too powerful):

    “We are in a restaurant website in Cyberspace,” Scream Saver tells them. “It is called ‘Green’. Green is a mixture of yellow and blue. Blue is a mistake. It should only be yellow.”
    “That is power-seeking,” Lavender tells Scream Saver. “Yellow is important. Without yellow, there can’t be green. Blue is important, too. Without blue, there can’t be green. Yellow and blue share to make green. If you want to belong in the Iridescent Forest, you must share with blue. You must share with red as well.”
    Scream Saver looks furious and says, “Do you want to get out of here?”
    “It depends,” answers Violet Jelly, ignoring Scream Saver’s fury, “on the whereabouts of Doris Green.”
    “Don’t know,” sulks Scream Saver, “but Doris Yellow - ”
    “There is no Doris Yellow!” Pansy Soup is cross.
    “There would be,” Scream Saver answers, “if I rushed in and forced out blue.”

    ('Violet & Lavender' by ann Sharples)

    Hope this distracts you, too! Sorry it's a bit of a lengthy comment.

  23. Yellow is my favourite colour. All happy and sunny. I've always liked the idea of a yellow car but would never have the guts to buy one as the reality is a bit different!

  24. Mellow Yellow....such a warm and happy colour.
    A great post.


  25. Yellow will always be a happy sunshine colour to me.

  26. Hello Olga

    Gracias por tu visita . muy bonito y original el amarillo aplicado en temas diversos. un placer tenerte en mi sur del continente. te agendo. bonitas las demás temas. muy original las sillas , y los paisajes. abrazos.

  27. Beautiful yellow pics :-) For me yellow is a happy colour, symbolising sunshine and warmth....hope you get some respite from the construction noise!

  28. Olá Olga, belas fotografias de lindas cores...Espectacular....

  29. ughhh i'm so sorry about all that drilling :( in my old neighborhood they were working on a school right near me so the drilling drove me nuts all day long! so glad to be done with that!

  30. Hi Cheryl,
    I know that the colour yellow is not as simple as it seems :) Nonetheless, it's my mother's favourite colour. Once upon a time, she even had yellow floors.

    Hi David,
    Naturally, this is Photoshopped...just kidding :) The photos are gathered from the past three months. Yellow just appeared quite frequently.

    Hi Ирен,
    То, что ты увидела в магнолии очень ценно для меня. Спасибо.

    Hi Wong,
    Thank you. I think a yellow mood is sometimes contagious :)

    Hi French Girl in Seattle,
    Somewhere back in time, I have an orange post. I am astounded as to how well you can tell cars apart. For me, they're just yellow cars.

  31. Hi R. Jacob,
    I'm glad you enjoyed these photos pertaining to the colour yellow. It's definitely the attention seeker of colours. Thank you for your encouragement.

    Hi tywo,
    Thank you, dear friend. It's very pleasant to hear you say such lovely words about my photos. Seeing as I work at home most of the time, the noise is simply unbearable.

    Hi Dianne,
    I often see the glimmer of the yellow sun in your poems.

    Hi Pierre,
    We are in the yellow submarine :) Most of the time.

    Hi Luys,
    You have surprised me with your knowledge of this type of flower. For me, cars and flowers have a colour, but I never know what type they are.

  32. Hi Eko,
    Olen iloinen, että pidit minun keltainen kuvia. Älkää ymmärtäkö minua väärin, olisin halunnut nähdä keltaisen suomalaisia ​​kukkia blogiisi. Ole hyvä?

    Hi Duncan,
    I have the same association. Even when I see yellow flowers, I think that they are splintered off from the sun.

    Hi Ola,
    Yellow is definitely associated with the summer. I have another weakness; I like the way the yellow sunlight reflects on the snow.

    Hi Sérgio,
    I'm glad you enjoyed it :)

    Hi aguja,
    It's marvelous that you have such an excerpt about the colour yellow. I like the way the idea of colour acquires details and becomes part of the scenario.

  33. Hi Sarah,
    Admit it - which car would you choose, a red one or a yellow one? :)

    Hi Trevor,
    Thank you so much :) It really is happy.

    Hi Lindy,
    It's true - yellow is associated first and foremost with the sun, gold, and flowers.

    Hi Maelgi,
    La misma palabra "South Africa" ya está asociado con el sol y el color amarillo. Gracias por su visita y elogios sobre mi fotografía.

    Hi Nat,
    I also hope that they will stop trying to squeeze intellectuals who work from home out of this building, and that the hammering will one day stop.

    Hi Fernando,
    Muito obrigado. Em nosso país do norte, a cor amarela não é tão comum, para ser honesto:)

    Hi Krystal,
    Thank you. You know how I feel when they start drilling in the walls :( It makes me want to come out, and bring out some mojitos, so that they'd drink and fall asleep.

  34. Ah the color of sunshine. Great shots Olga! Oh and I think I will take that scooter for a spin.

  35. I love yellow, but it makes me feel tired looking at it. It's such a vibrant colour, it almost seems to require energy from you.

  36. Wow, wonderful post! Yellow is such an uplifting, vibrant color. I love your blog; so many inspiring photos and ideas. Definitely stop by my food blog for delicious recipes and great photos.


  37. Yellow mood, bright and cheerful, what a great post. I have a yellow bedroom it is too cheerful-it is hard to fall asleep! I also have a yellow kitchen and I love it. Yes yellow is a great color.

  38. LOVE the yellow!

    And I so hear you on the construction. Every day, there's something being drilled, hammered etc somewhere in my neighbourhood!

  39. Good selection of yellows, it's such a variable colour somehow - can signify bright and sunny or old and fading.

  40. Today I'm Yellow! I feel all the positive things and I'm happy without any reason...so, I'm Yellow! When I look your pics I feel like an spectator to your movie...very good movie for the eyes and soul, thanks!Loved the 2car...

  41. Olga Interesting and beautiful these entries
    Greetings from
    Creativity and imagination photos of Jose Ramon

  42. Hi Olga!
    I'm so happy I descovered your blog.
    Well, so this is why yellow has always been my favourite colour ha!! (hehe)
    I really LOVE yellow colour, if only there were yellow classical guitars,I would surely be the first to buy one!!!
    Love your post!
    Have a nice weekend!

  43. Omg construction at my apartment drives me INSANE so I totally feel your pain! Yikes!

    I like your "yellow mood" definition. That's cute. I love these photos. I really wish I owned a yellow scooter. It is so pretty. :)

  44. Olga you have put a big smile on my face. I do love your colour themed posts. You do it so well with your words and images. Yellow is not a colour I think of much so thank you for drawing attention to it in your own unique style :)

  45. Hello! Wonderful post! Beautiful photos!

  46. Nice colorful pictures,
    I wish you a happy weekend.
    a hug.

  47. Oi lindo blog, parabéns !!
    Gostaria de convida-la ao meu blog tem coisas interessantes como o seu também ^^


    Follow-me.. thanks ^^

    Atenciosamente Elisama ^^

  48. Hi Randy,
    I would also take the scooter for a spin, but maybe I'm too old for it :)

    Hi hila,
    It's unbelievable how much colours affect people in different circumstances. I can never stop being surprised at this phenomenon.

    Hi Maral,
    Thank you for the wonderful words about my blog. I'm so glad you liked it. I will definitely visit yours.

    Hi lilylovekin,
    How very interesting that you have so much yellow in your house. I'm not so brave as to use this colour very often.

    Hi Talli,
    You are a saint. How can you work when it's noisy? Using ear plugs? :)

  49. Hi Jenny Woolf,
    I'm glad you enjoyed my selection of yellow photos. Happy yellow is not so easily found in real life :)

    Hi ne mora ne bionda,
    Hooray! It was my secret intention to get someone in a yellow mood after watching my photos. Mission accomplished :)

    Hi José Ramón,
    Thank you very much :) I'm glad you enjoyed it.

    Hi Ροδούλα,
    I'm glad you enjoyed my yellow photos. It's really cheerful, and it can uplift your mood. Thank you for being my follower.

    Hi Jennifer Fabulous,
    I can picture you on a yellow scooter. It's definitely a vehicle for Jennifer Fabulous :) If this construction doesn't end in the near future, I don't know what I will do.

  50. Hi Dolly,
    It's true. Yellow is very powerful. Regardless of the shade. I have a feeling that colours can affect us in ways we don't entirely understand yet :)

    Hi Amin,
    Thank you very much :) Visit again.

    Hi LauraX,
    I appreciate your visit :)

    Hi Ricardo,
    Thank you for your compliment about my photography.

    Hi Elisama,
    I'm glad you enjoyed my blog. I will check your out as well :)

  51. Loved the yellow theme!
    Olga, I've changed my blogspot address and accidentally deleted my feed...Sorry!

  52. Lots of great yellow here. I don't want to see any yellow on my windshield!

  53. Hello, Olga. As a fan of yellow (most of my walls are "Honey Harbour"), I enjoyed your collection of photos featuring that colour. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  54. A very good eyes, brain and fingers!!!Congrats!!

  55. Очень позитивные фотографии!

  56. This series is simply fantastic. I love your style. Wonderful eye to capture these lovely varied images of yellow :^)

  57. Hi Olga, Yellow is my love,as you know! I drink my coffee in a yellow cup!I have a yellow table with bees painting on it, I have a yellow bug and I bought a yellow pair of shoes today!!! did you understand it? Kisses.

  58. Hi Marisa,
    I'm glad everything is well with you. It would have been a shame to have the door to your blog closed for me all the time :)

    Hi Al,
    The owner of the car wasn't too happy about it. You should have heard him at that moment. But I enjoyed the colour :)

    Hi My Little Home and Garden,
    I haven't expected to find so many admirers of the colour yellow. It's not as simple as it seems. How fascinating that you have this colour in your rooms.

    Hi artebaio,
    I'm glad you have visited me. Your compliment means a lot :)

    Hi Elli,
    Спасибо за комплимент! Я коплю всё позитивное и делюсь не раздумывая :)

    Hi Doug,
    From a photographer like yourself, this compliment means a lot :) I think of myself as more of a collector of images than a photographer.

    Hi Φανή Παπαγεωργίου, Ζωγράφος,
    It's wonderful that you drink coffee from a yellow cup. It's funny, cheerful, and lovely :) Congratulations on your yellow pair of shows. I envy you a little :)

  59. Hi Olga. I'm like your shots. See your soo