The Quote of the Day that inspired my A to Z Blogging Challenge theme –
A Word for the Day that takes on many meanings.
Quote of the Day: A writer lives in awe of words for they can be cruel or kind, and they can change their meanings right in front of you. They pick up flavors and odors like butter in a refrigerator. John Steinbeck
Word of the Day: Yellow
I saw this tiny branch lying on the ground and looked for a good background for it.
It makes me think of a divining rod.
Look! It found water.
Of course, yellow is a color, and as colors go, there are many shades of yellow. The flourescent yellow text color wouldn’t show up well on this screen, so I went with mustard. If someone calls you “yellow,” he’s probably looking for a fight. I went to the Minneapolis Institute of Art yesterday for their Art in Bloom display, flower arrangements placed throughout the institute that compliment the artwork. It was amazing! I set out to find shades of yellow. Here’s my pictoral journey.
The yellow train led the way.
I was seeing double all day.
Krista’s twin daughters, four & half years old, came along to see the flowers and Pippi!
The girls like this face.
It’s all flowers and greenery.
Note how the arrangements look like the artwork.
You can’t resist the urge to touch.
Or, is it mum in this case?
The colors are so vibrant.
I thought this was brilliant.
Art immitating life, which is art.
Shades of yellow, and the red?
Is it heart?
Is it a brooch?
A countryside oasis of flowers.
I imagine tiny pixies living here.
This was my favorite pairing.
See the tiny clothesline in the flowers?
Here’s a closer one of the flower arrangement.
I give this one first place.
Flowers or cake?
Looks good enough to eat.
What cultural display influenced this one?
The body is birch bark.
How’d they do that?
One more stunning yellow arrangement, placed in front of the window looking into the lobby of the Children’s Theatre. I had to wait to photograph it because a group of women were standing around, talking about it. I surmised it was the artist and her friends. She said that when it wilts just a bit, it will look like the “yellow sponge” (as the little girls called it) hanging behind it.
The amazing Ninja blogger, Alex J. Cavanaugh, honored me today on his Y is for Youthfulness post. He thinks I’m youthful, and I’ll gladly accept that title. Just yesterday, I pulled on my own longstockings and attended a performance of Pippi Longstocking at the Children’s Theatre in Minneapolis. I’ll have the review up soon.
Go. Create. Inspire!
And, embrace your inner child. He or she really wants to go out to play!!!
Journaling Prompt: Have you ever seen the Art in Bloom display, or something like it? What art pairings have you admired? I’ve also enjoyed a pairing of Beetles music with art. I could have spent days there.
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That was a lot of yellow flowers.
And you are indeed very youthful!
Cool Longstockings! Love your photos!!
Stopping by via Alex and the A-Z challenge. It’s been so much fun hasn’t it? I can’t believe it’s almost over. I’m your newest follower 🙂
Mary, Loved following you through the Institute. In memory, I miss Minneapolis. At one time, I knew every street and alley in Mpls and St. Paul. Then, it seemed like such a small town but the main part couldn’t have changed much, perhaps just the suburbs extended. You must live in a suburb when you say you go into Mpls. Years ago, on Washington Ave, across from the train depot, it was called skid row but the music joints along there had live music from all the old time greats. I remember Satchmo (L.A.) loved to entertain. One night, it was after hours and just a few people left. They locked the doors and he sang and played far into morning, always wiping the sweat with his famous hanky. There was always singing and music. Hennepin Ave would have it’s doors open on a hot July evening and every honkey tonk would be blasting out music of people who later became famous. Yes, I miss Mpls. or perhaps it’s just my youth I miss.
I love Pippi. My parakeet’s name is Pippi Birdie, which means Birdie, Birdie in Swedish. And I love yellow flowers, daffodils and yellow roses are my favorites. Have you noticed how many spring flowers are yellow? At least they are in our canyon here.
The flower pictures are fantastic, and those girls sooo cute!
I love the face flower arrangement. Yellow always makes me happy, but never ask me to wear the color. I look hideous in yellow. 🙂
Yellow was my favorite color when I was young. Love the pictures here. Those two little girls with the Gap shirts are adorable.
Wandered over from Alex’s blog. New follower.
Beautiful flowers and amazing pictures. You did a super job with Y, pal. I heart Pippi. Can’t wait for the review. 🙂
Yellow is such a vibrant, cheerful colour! Love it on flowers, but not so much on myself … makes me look like a bumblebee!
A to Z Blogger
Hi…I’m hopping over from the A to Z Challenge. Can you believe the challenge is almost over? Lovely blog…good luck with future posts!
Donna L Martin
The amount of talent in these photos is inspiring. I loved Pippi Longstocking as a child. Kept asking my mom for a monkey and a horse:)
Lovely photos. Great Y post!
I’m a very young at heart person,
Loved your post and pics.
Hi Mary! What a wonderful day to spend at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. The floral arrangements were all beautiful. The horse made of birch bark was quite interesting. I’d like to know how they did that.
I loved all your yellow things. I like the art that looked a lot like quilt blocks lol
I do hope to continue reading your blog after the challenge ends. Quilt shows are art in themselves wonderful works of art but in fabric
Loved your photos!
And yes, you do epitomise youthfulness/playfulness… Alex was spot on!
Have never seen such a pairing. The Philadelphia flower shoe highlights all kinds of art from plant matter