...to stand on the meeting of two eternities, the past and future, which is precisely the present moment; to toe that line. -H D Thoreau

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be
to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. -
T. S. Eliot


I’ve had Donovan’s voice in my head on and off the last few days.
Mellow Yellow is such a sticky tune...

The road to the City of Emeralds is paved with yellow brick. -Frank
Follow the yellow brick road...
(But don’t run into that back drop!)

Blue is the male principle, stern and spiritual. Yellow the female principle, gentle, cheerful and sensual. Red is matter, brutal and heavy and always the colour which must be fought and vanquished by the other two. -Franz Marc

... and though she’s not really ill,
there’s a little yellow pill... -Kieth and Mickey
Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a
yellow spot into the sun. -Pablo Picasso, talking about himself again.
Amber Aureolin Papaya whip Buff Chartreuse Citrine Cream Goldenrod Ecru Olive Flavescent Flax Fulvous Gamboge Golden poppy Golden Green-yellow Stil de grain Beige Hansa yellow Icterine Blond Vegas gold Isabelline Arylide Chrome yellow Jonquil Khaki Lemon Chiffon Lime Maize Metallic gold Mikado Mustard Naples Navajo Old Gold Apricot Peach-yellow Pear Saffron School bus yellow Sunglow Tangerine Urobilin...


  1. Heh, liking the editorialized Picasso attribution.

  2. Nice earworm to take off to work...thanks!

    Franz Marc...hmmm...methinks this bears further reading ;)

    Things seem different to-day...indeed!

  3. thats a lot of yellow...like that marc's quote...

  4. loving the editorialized version of picasso's quote!

  5. I loved reading about the energetic qualities of color. Oh, yeah, and I'll watch out for that backdrop, thank you very much!

  6. i didn't realize before yesterday that shades of brown and green were considered yellows...

  7. Picasso was no fluke.

    Tom, I do like complicated color.

  8. Pablo Makes It Sound Easy!

  9. Don't forget Big Bird yellow...

  10. Heh, heh! Donovan seems to be the most mentioned musician today! I like the Franz Marc quote; he and the rest of the Blaue Reiter school painters seem to have had an affinity for yellow, especially Wassily Kandinsky.

  11. this last paragraph... i am in love with these words and those colors (even though i've never seen most of them but i can imagine). i like their names so much more than just plain 'yellow'. (which i never realized until now)

  12. Love the Marc quote, all the characters of colour.

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  13. Lots of interesting quotes, my favorite being the one about "mother's little helper."

    Mine is here.

  14. "I'm just mad about Saffron...and Safron's mad about me...." I think that is how the lyrics went?

  15. I really love the list especially.

  16. I really love the list especially.

  17. The scary thing is, you probably know all of those shades. You made me love yellow and orange, you know.

  18. I thought Donovan only sang about Atlantis.


  19. VE; You're right, add BIG BIRD YELLOW

    Lonnie; Yes, But I'll admit you had a good reason for ignoring that part of the color wheel!

    Jeff; I reckon he sings about many things...

  20. Transforming a spot into a life giving sun. I like it. Bring me more sunshine! xJ

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  22. what a lovely list of yellow words

    I just thought of the Yellow Wallpaper.
    ah well, next time