Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Project Yellow: Yellow Against Blue

While blog surfing Sunday night I noticed one of my favorite bloggers was participating in a challenge begun by Anna of Anna Carson Photography. Anna's blog is a photo-a-day blog. Having recently completed a Project Red she is now beginning a Project Yellow where she will try to find all things yellow to photograph and share. She has encouraged any of us who might want to take the challenge to join her everyday this week or just one day; whatever works for you.

I thought this would be fun to do so I'm going to try to participate this week. My photography skills in no way compare to Anna's but I think it will be a fun challenge to see what yellow subject matter I can find. If you want to participate let Anna know in the comments, invite others, and link back to Anna.

My first yellow take is from the forsythia bush in my front yard. Everywhere I went today they were in full bloom. It was such an amazing contrast to the bare branches of last week. I actually took two closeup photos I really liked so I'll post the other one later in the week.

Now, I'm off to find more YELLOW to brighten my day!!


28 comments:

kenju said...

I love that you played "Saffron" while showing yellow! Anna really started a trend with her projects, didn't she?

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful yellow. Forsythia and Skunk Cabbage both beautiful yellows for early Spring. MB
PS. You have a wonderful blog. MB

Lawstude said...

love the shot! beautiful subject and background...have a nice day!

fireflynights said...

You have a beautiful bush and it appears to be existing in the style recommended by Southern Living - letting it grow freely and not pruning it back severely each season. It's all abloom in my neighborhood, so I just can't understand why a neighbor down the street just paid someone to come in and whack off most of their beautiful forsythia hedge. It was on the edge of a vacant part of their lot near the road, not bothering anyone, in full bloom and now it's gone. Some people are such idiots!

gmj said...

This is the first bush to bloom in spring here. I do love yellow. Having a great time following your blog. Interesting subjects.

fishing guy said...

Carletta: That's no fair. How can the Forsythia be blooming in WV and we still only have Crocus. I guess I'll have to wait another week. Great photos, I also love Anna photos and wonder at her talent.

Neptune Beach said...

Great photo of a beautiful plant! Thanks for coming by! Rue is a doll! Hugs! Susan :)

Rose said...

Yellow is one of my favorite colors...like the shots you have here.

Randi said...

Forsythia bushes are always the first to bring color to our area. I just love them!

Lovely picture!

Daniel J Santos said...

Beautiful, very interesting project.

Rue said...

Such a beautiful bush! I think I told you (but I'm not sure) that my neighbor had one and got rid of it. Stupid neighbor! It was beautiful too and right outside of my kitchen window.

I think I might have to get on myself ;)

Have a beautiful day my friend!
rue

quintarantino said...

A very great photo that first one is.

Anna said...

Love the blue and yellow! They do go so well together! :) I am so glad that you are participating with the Project Yellow. Funny the things you notice when you are paying attention for a certain color!

Tara said...

My husband says yellow forsythis means the crab grass weed killer goes down...thanks for inviting me to see some spring!

:0)
Tara

Anonymous said...

Carletta,

I LOVE your yellow!

I joined in the yellow challenge too!

Yellow is HAPPY!


Junie Rose

Old Wom Tigley said...

Well done Carletta..
I came across many Yellow posts on blogger today.. a neat idea.. I will keep my eye open.

I have posted about the squirrel that visits me today.. if you get time call around and see her.
Tom

KOSTAS said...

Splendid chromatic composition, strong blue with strong yellow. Marvellous the photographs very good and informative the comment!

Robin (the PENSIEVE one) said...

I wondered if I'd see any of these; they're in full bloom here, too. For that reason, I wasn't going to photograph any forsythias, but...today one snagged me. A LOT of things have snagged me with this little photo challenge.

Thanks for your visit to my blog; I'm glad you did, so I could come over to enjoy your beautiful display of yellow! That's what I call yard art!

:)

dot said...

It's beautiful expecially against that blue sky! They have bloomed and gone here so it's nice to be able to see some more.
Great yellow shot!

Shelly said...

Ohh mann...if this is a contest you would be the winner - I love the song tied to the post! Thanks for stopping by and commenting...this yellow thing is really fun isn't it?

Paulie said...

Great yellow for spring! I had some of those bushes too but decided to try using a different photo for my yellow one. Come and see it if you get a chance.

tommie said...

gorgeous yellow!

Thanks for visiting my yellow. Happy Tuesday!

Beantown Today said...

I just posted something yellow against blue quite by accident ... I had no idea what you were doing here! LOL Townboy

George Townboy said...

I must have passed out and missed Tuesday!!

Love this post ... and your pictures are awesome!!

Chrisss said...

very nice.

christy said...

Yes, Anna is quite the trend-setter = ) I like the top picture here!

Craver Vii said...

Forsythia! Yes, Kara's husband is right. If you use crabgrass pre-emergent on your lawn, the blooming forsythia indicates the right time to do it. I do not know if anyone near my home has that plant. At one time, I considered buying one, but it looks too big for me.

JFargo said...

Very beautiful bushes. We have a few that grow at the corner where our road meets the main road, and I was considering going out that way to take a few shots.

Guess I'll focus on something else instead! ;)

(Or I'll go take shots anyways, because they're pretty!)