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I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Y is for Yellow

There was just no other word for me on today's ABC Wednesday meme but yellow. It's been so utterly dark and gloomy that the only way I could be cheered up was by looking through my garden photos from last spring and summer! The yellow flowers can only make me smile - two roses and two daisies.

































Next up, we have lemon trees in someone's garden in a little town in Italy (left) and sunset over the Fraser River last winter when we had all that snowfall.






















Well, these photos cheered me up quite a bit. Hope they took away some of the gloominess of your wintry day as well.

Now what would really cheer me up is if I somehow received the gift or a yacht or even a small yawl - painted yellow, of course. This one would do me just fine!

And if you're wondering how this post ties in with my theme for this round, here it is. Lorne planted and cared for the roses and daisies this summer. Also, he helped me set up the shot of the sunset over the ice last December ('08) and he used to have a yellow sailboat named Daisy.

ABC Wednesday is hosted by Denise Nesbitt and you can see other contributions simply by clicking HERE.

26 comments:

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

oh gosh l thought abc wednesdays had stopped, thus l had stopped also.....dang

Hood Photo Blog said...

Gorgeous submissions!!!! Thank you for stopping by my blog :)

Sylvia K said...

What fantastic yellow shots for the Y day, Leslie! I know what you mean about looking for something cheerful! It's so gray and grumpy here in Seattle -- and guess I'm pretty much the same -- gray and grumpy! Ah, well, as Scarlet said, tomorrow is another day!

Stay warm!

Sylvia

Spiderdama said...

Jepp, very nice Yellow here. The sailingboat are great:-)
Have a nice evening!

Carol said...

Yellow is a great Y...such a happy color...you got some great yello photos...like the sunset especially...

Reader Wil said...

Beautiful yellows! All of them great! Thanks for your visit!

Manang Kim said...

Oh gush that is so lovely yellow flowers. Thanks for sharing!

YOU

Rose said...

Nothing quite as cheery as the color yellow! Can't wait to see some perky yellow blooms popping up in my garden this spring. Lorne does gardening, too? This man is definitely a keeper!

Beverley Baird said...

What lovely photos of flowers - beautifully yellow!
Iwa in Delta (where my cousinloves) 2 summers ago - and would love to go back! Still teaching though.
You'll have great seats for the Olympics!
Happy New Year.

Mimi said...

Leslie, your yellow flower photos are lovely, but the sunset takes my breath away.
I always think spring when I see yellow.

Tumblewords: said...

It's been grayer than gray here, too, and your yellow hits the spot, drags up a smile!

photowannabe said...

Yellow always makes me feel better. Beautiful pictures Leslie. I love the sunset shot.

Roger Owen Green said...

electrical banana indeed.

that post was yar!

Life with Kaishon said...

Yellow is such a good idea! I was going to do it too but I got tired of editing. So I used an old picture : )

Janie said...

Yellow is a happy color, and the bright flowers cheered up my dreary day. Daisy is a great name for a yellow sailboat!

Hildred and Charles said...

What a cheery colour yellow is! Just the thought of it makes a gloomy day lighter. Good choice!

Shrinky said...

Ah, so nice to be reminded January won't last forever - these photo's are beautiful, fresh, warm and inviting. Nice one, Leslie.

Mickle in NZ said...

Gosh, the Northern Hemisphere is getting a Winter and a half. I promise the Sun is still there, it got a chance to shine here Wednesday morning before the wind and cloud took over.

Sending happy Yellow Sunshine thoughts your way,

Michelle and Zebbycat (in Wellington's attempt at a Summer)

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

Lov ely yewllow flowers - oops sorry bout the typos

Grace and Bradley said...

You are such a lucky woman, such a nice man who plants flowers, sail boat and take care of you is hard to find.

RuneE said...

How I look forward to the Yellow flowers again!! :-)

Jay said...

Oh, I love the sunset reflected in the frozen river! Beautiful!

Paula Scott said...

Nice array of yellow and y's!! You win!!
Certainly brightened up my day with this post! Thanks!

Liz said...

It was wonderful to open your blog and be greeted by these lovely yellow flowers!

Happy New Year, leslie, if I haven't said it before!

And what a year you have ahead of you ...

sally in norfolk said...

the flowers are fab and i ssoo love yellow such a happy bright wonderful colour :-)

Sarah Hall said...

When I opened this blog entry, I was able to see these lovely yellow flowers greeting your visitors! This inspired me to work on my college paper in an appealing way!