When I was very young, I had a hard time saying yellow.
It came out as “Lell-O.”
Jell-O with an L. Hello with an L.
I have vague memories of the Lell-O, but the correct pronunciation eventually made its way out of my mouth and all was right in the world.
Yellow was yellow again.
Yellow is not my favorite color and it’s not due to the long-ago missing Y.
It’s simply a matter of preferring jewel tones and black over the color of the sun.
Remember when bright yellow and neon green vehicles were in fashion?
Nope, not for me.
Have you ever painted an interior wall a shade of yellow?
I will never.
Well, I love lemon, but I really preferred the green Jell-O when mom would add cottage cheese, pineapple and cherries. Yum.
Yellow is not my thing.
In the case of a favorite yellow dress I owned when I was younger and a size smaller.
When yellow is next to purple in the flower garden. Or I come across a sea of black-eyed Susans.
Perhaps as a tasteful accent pillow or bumblebee Halloween costume.
Or if it provides a reason to write this post.
Today, on Labor Day in the U.S., I went for a bike ride on what has been a reoccurring route this summer. I haven’t had many opportunities to explore trails outside of the area due to schedules and work and other plans on the weekends. My road-racer brother texted me a couple of weeks ago that his two wheels have gone over 1,000 miles this summer. I had to text back that I made it over 100. He replied with, “Is that all?”
Yes, shut up. I’ll work on it during the next vacation.
I noticed a lot of yellow on this latest ride: Yellow flowers, yellow leaves, yellow machinery, yellow paint. The goldenrods were mightily blooming along the trails, which signals the coming of the next season. I’d rather not be reminded of the end of summer, but the days are getting shorter, the nights cooler and I’m getting conflicted over clothing choices.
Anyhow, I thought I would share the Lell-O that passed by as I rode the trails and streets on a warm September 2nd, when I didn’t have to go to work. Click on any photo to enter the gallery and read the captions for further pondering and amusement.