Monday, November 2, 2009

Mellow Yellow in the Garden

Greetings from Tucson, Arizona! This is my first Mellow Yellow Monday post. Here is a bit of what's happening in my Sonoran Desert garden. In each of these pictures you will find a little or a lot of the color yellow.

Bee on Turpentine Bush


Brittle Bush blossoms reaching out


A fallen Vitex leaf resting on gravel


"Citrus Blend" Lantana still blooming


Goldfinch in the sun


Oleander leaf laced with shadows


Yellow Bells keep on giving :)


To see other posts featuring the color yellow, check out Mellow Yellow Monday. Thanks to the Drowsey Monkey for hosting this beautiful meme.

25 comments:

Joops said...

I love the shot of the leaf!

Would you mind looking at my little librarian?

Sandy "From the Heart of Texas" said...

Very beautiful yellow photos! I love the first one, unusual looking flower (to me :) ) Welcome to Mellow Yellow Monday!

rainfield61 said...

Yellow is the royal colour of Malaysia.

And all these are beautiful pcitures., nicely shot.

Regina said...

Hello Diane. Those are delightful! The bird is so pretty.
Wonderful captures.

Sunny said...

A lovely collection of yellows, I especially like the Goldfinch.
Sunny :)

Stephanie V said...

A great intro for MYM. I especially like the oleander leaves. Really beautiful shot.

Lindy MacDuff said...

Lots of great MYM photos! I especially like the one of the goldfinch - how fortunate you could capture him in the spotlight!

VioletSky said...

The goldfinch is a perfect shot - well done!

Icy BC said...

Beautiful post, Diane! You've a wonderful collection of yellow..

Salitype said...

beautiful post... each picture is amazing...love it, love it!

SquirrelQueen said...

Beautiful yellows, I love the bee on the Turpentine Bush. All of our bees and most of the flowers are gone until Spring. It's great to see them here.

Sharodindu said...

Great Shots!
I liked the 2nd and 4th shots most...but each of these photographs carry their own beauty...
Great work done



Regards,
CLICK!

Loree said...

Lovely yellows. I especially like the last photo. We have a wild flower here very similar to the one in the picture. It is called Cape Sorrel. I wonder if they are related.

Evelyn Howard said...

The Lantana photo is beautiful - my fav colours in there. And I love the backgound. Fantastic.

Others are nice too. Nice capture of the oleander leaf, birdie in the shade (looks like it has found a nice little space for itself to be alone and quiet)... nice bee! ooh, love the brittle bush too...

Have a good week, Ev

Phoenix C. said...

Oh, I love mellow yellow! Lovely photos, joyful colour!

Tom Bailey said...

I like your blog I connected through another blogger. I like the leaf on the gravel the best. That one looks like it could be framed and hung on the wall.

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

Nice yellow

Arasu said...

The Vitex leaf with dark colored gravel as background looks nice. The bird seems to be in a spotlight to take photographs. The shadows on the Oleander leaf forms nice patterns.

Ann said...

Turpentine Bush, why is it called that name?

In Malaysia and Singapore, the Lanatana doesn't have a good name. it is called chicken shit flower because it stinks. Do they stink in America?

Diane AZ said...

Hi Ann, When crushed, the leaves of the Turpentine Bush (Ericameria laricifolia) smell like turpentine.

I like the smell of Lantana. In some areas people don't like that plant because it can be invasive. Here in the desert, Lantana is popular in landscaping and doesn't seem to spread.

Prospero said...

Bright and sunny yellow - a color to love.

Martha Z said...

That's fall color of a different sort. It looks more like sping. Beauty grows in your garden, Diane.

DoanLegacy said...

That is beautiful! Your photos are fantastic..

Cher said...

the oleander leaf shot is a piece of art!

Gunsside - Norway said...

Your photos are beattiful, nice and yellow
- and this is my first time in yellow Mellow too.