Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Golden Yellow

The sun has been shining and the snow is rapidly melting.It feels like spring,but I live in Manitoba and we just kind of hold our breath,knowing that we may still get more snow and even storms before this winter bids us farewell.
Be that as it may,I have some sunny yellows to share today.


I have had several years with almost no finches using the Nyjer feeder,but that has changed this winter.The American Goldfinches are busy feeding on most days.


These pictures are not perfect,as they were taken through a dirty window.
I am encouraged by the touches of yellow on these Goldfinches.It tells me that they are slowly shedding their winter coats/colors and putting on the brighter summer ones.


On Valentine's Day I treated myself to a bouquet of bright yellow roses. The main reason for doing this was that I needed something other than snow to take pictures of.


These roses brightened my kitchen for a while and I trust they will brighten your day today.


Once I got the pictures on the computer it was time to experiment with color.
I tried different colors,but liked this one the best. The soft sepia seems to fit with the richness of the roses.


A phrase my Dad used to use when I was having a bad day was,
Your never fully dressed without a smile.
So,put that smile on and enjoy each day.

27 comments:

  1. I certainly have enjoyed seeing all of your yellow today! It has cheered me and given me a smile...
    thank you Ruth...

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  2. beautiful roses - thanks for sharing them. :) but i love the goldfinches. we still have a few hanging around here, too, but they're brightening up as well so i know they won't stay around long!

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  3. Beautiful yellows! Love the yellow Roses!

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  4. Ruth, lovely images! I aways like to see the Goldfinches! We have them in our yard too. Nice to see them brightening up!
    I love the yellow roses! I think yellow is my favourite colour for roses!

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  5. yellow is my happy color, flowers, sunshine, birds anything yellow lightens my heart; your roses are really beautiful and the finches adorable.

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  6. Ah...beautiful yellows...birds and roses both! The same story here with finches...we haven't had any for years and this year, we are seeing them everywhere! Glad your snow is melting!

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  7. Yellow is such a happy color. I have my smile on. : )

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  8. Is the ankle still bothering you, Ruth? You must be getting cabin fever! Yellow is such a cheerful color - it's smile-inducing whether on flowers or birds.

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  9. Yellow in the spring always makes me feel happy. Love your photos as always.

    Hope you seen the worst of winter. Have a lovely Spring ~ FlowerLady

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  10. Love all your pictures of birds as I live in a newer area with smaller trees so there are fewer birds here. Have planted a number of trees so waiting for growth & then the birds will come.

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  11. I really like your sunny yellows, Ruth. Glad you're having some spring-like weather. We are too and it is so WECOME this year. :)

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  12. It's wonderful to see the yellow on these finches -- it gives me hope that Spring is coming. Your roses are beautiful.

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  13. The sun has been out for three days in a row here bringing temps near 50 F!! A whole lot of melting going on. Yellow roses are beautiful! I'm surprised how velvety and rich they look in sepia! Thanks for the smile, Ruth!

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  14. One of my favorites, so beautiful!!

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  15. Your Finches do indeed to be getting their bright spring feathers. The roses are beautiful!

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  16. Your Finches do indeed to be getting their bright spring feathers. The roses are beautiful!

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  17. The Finches will soon be here too - I LOVE what you did with the Roses, and your Dad's quote is so true!!

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  18. Hi Ruth, I think I would have enjoyed knowing your dad. That kind of positive attitude ... well, we need more of it! John

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  19. Can you see me smiling Ruth? Yellow is an up beat colour

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  20. i love smiling ... try to do that often each and every day. ( :
    i love your yellow roses. one of my faves. love it in black and white. so lovely.

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  21. So beautiful...both the roses and the birds! Love the sweet little goldfinches. I like your dad's quote, too.

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  22. Yellow is such a happy color. When I see daffodils dotting our still drab landscape, I just can't help but smile and my day is a little happier.

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  23. The finches and the roses are gorgeous just like your smile, Ruth.....

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  24. Definitely....a 'golden' post!!! Such beauty you've displayed and shared with us.

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  25. Love Goldfinches... We have them in abundance (along with Pine Siskins and House Finches).... Glad the YELLOW Finches are visiting you this year. I have one of those feeders too --and they love it.

    Your roses are gorgeous.. Can't wait til some of ours bloom --in May!!!!

    We do have some Crocus blooms in our yard today... YEAH!!
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  26. Hi Ruth, Just stopping by to wish you a good week ahead. Hope all is well with you. John

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  27. We had not one goldfinch this year! Lucky you. It is nice to see them start to exchange their drab colors for the bright summer hues. I'm sure it was very encouraging for you! The antique look of the roses with the pearls is so beautifully done. Thank you for sharing them!

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