Tuesday, March 3, 2009

My World is a Yellow Promise

Yellow bee on yellow Acacia Blossoms 3-2-09 by kathiesbirds

My World is a yellow promise of spring. A sunny golden wave that is moving slowly northward with the days to a waiting white world where winter is making it's last desperate gasp.


In My Yellow World the Dandelions play in glorious sunshine during the day...

And desert marigolds laugh at the blue sky vaulted above them...


...with a lesser goldfinch perched on the bare branched mesquite tree...



...and front yard bushes bursting with the golden promise of spring.

All of these photos were taken by Kathie on *Monday with the 35mm lens as the snow storm raged in the east. I couldn't help but wonder at the contrast of our weather and I well remember that feeling; like spring would never come. Well, here is the promise of spring. It is coming. By the time it reaches all of you up North, we will be into our "Dry Summer" in Arizona. It was amazing to me to learn after I moved here that Arizona actually has 5 seasons with Winter, Spring, Dry Summer, Monsoon and Autumn. We are entering the springtime now, but dry summer starts in May. June will be our hottest month and then, the Monsoon excitement will begin. For now I will enjoy these perfect days of spring with cool nights, warm days, and spring migration about to begin. It's going to get exciting around here really fast!

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*desert marigold taken 2-14-09 by Kathiesbirds

21 comments:

Kallen305 said...

I love all of the vibrant yellow in your world. So pretty.

nina at Nature Remains. said...

I am longing for some color--yellow is the answer!

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Pat and Abe said...

I just posted a honey bee on one of my blogs. Amazing how alike they are.

BirdingMaine said...

Absolutely breath-taking photos! I am jealous. :)

We have four seasons in Maine:

Winter
Mud Season
Tourist Season
Fall

bobbie said...

Kathie, every one of these photos is fabulous! I love acacia. All of them are just wonderful.

Interesting about the 5 seasons.

Arija said...

Kathie this post is so deliciously cheerful with all that golden glow shining from your photos.
We have just had our first little rain, only a few millimetres but enough to at least wet the leaves of the few things left in sispended animation.

Valeriannah said...

I love you shot of the Goldfinch. I've noticed them stopping in to visit my pond more often these days. Isn't springtime in the Sonoran desert simply grand!

Shellmo said...

I feel like you've turned the sun's spotlight on us w/ your beautiful words and photos! Loved your yellow promise!

Diane C. said...

What a fun this post this is to look at with all subjects the same color, yellow! That first photo with the bee is simply amazing.

TSannie said...

Nuthin' but white white white here. Thanks for the reminder that there really that thing called Spring!

Roy said...

Lovely photos and lovely yellow, Kathie.
The Dandelion is so underrated and is quite amazing when you look closely.

Deborah Godin said...

Oh, I would love to have some yellow pollen on the end of my nose right about now!! Wonderful color, Kathie!

Lynne said...

I'm so desperate for color and growing things, I think I'd stuff those flowers right in my nose!!

Yellow is my favorite color.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

That is quite some contrast, but so beautifully springlike.

Louise said...

These are beautiful! The acacia blooms are spectacular. I wonder if we have 3 seasons. They are as you described (but not as hot as yours), but they never talk about dry summer here, only monsoons. Maybe because sometimes spring doesn't last long enough. And sometimes the wind of spring lasts for 5 or 6 months, touching 3 seasons.

Wren said...

Those yellows just exude warmth and bring the sun to mind. Thanks for brightening my day!

Me and my puppies said...

I'm one of those experiencing the Northeast snow storm. I can't wait for Spring!

Gaelyn said...

You've definately captured the yellow essence of spring Kathie. I love those Acacias. I was also thinking about the contrast of weather from SW to NE.

I've never heard of five seasons, but you're so right.

Thanks for the enlightening post and great captures.

Dee said...

Such gorgeous pictures! I too am enjoying every second of our wonderful springtime!

Heather said...

Ahhhh, all that yellow is beautiful. Send some spring our way, will ya? ;)