just yellow details


pure yellow flowers
Jungle géranium Ixora coccinea Close-up

I took this photo one sunny day as I wandered into a garden behind an orphanage. It was a stunning sight to see in this photo such brilliant optimism under the bright sun in such a sad place in a rural countryside of a very poor nation. When I reflected I saw smiling faces of the little ones. They were poor but not without hope.

In the natural, yellow is the color of sunflowers and daffodils, egg yolks and lemons, canaries and bees. In our modern commercial society, yellow is the color of Sponge Bob, Big Bird-a character on the children’s television show Sesame Street, the Tour de France winner’s jersey, Smiley’s happy faces, post its.

In most culture, it means  sunshine, happiness, and warmth. It’s the color of optimism, of enlightenment and creativity, sunshine and spring. But yellow also means signs of danger and caution.

In psychology yellow is the color of the mind and the intellect. It inspires original thought and inquisitiveness, creative, new ideas, finding new ways of doing things. It is the practical thinker, not the dreamer.


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