A Word A week Photography Challenge: Yellow

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

My heart filled with dismay when I saw the word for this week. Yellow. I am not a yellow person. I have no archived yellow photos that I could bring to mind. My brain worked as I walked the dog but even more than that I started to see all things yellow.

© irene waters 2014 water metre here sign

© irene waters 2014
water metre here sign

© irene waters 2014 water meter

© irene waters 2014
water meter

© irene waters 2014 the recycle bin

© irene waters 2014
the recycle bin

© irene waters 2014 road markings

© irene waters 2014
road markings

© irene waters 2014 hibiscus

© irene waters 2014
hibiscus

Perhaps my world is more yellow than I thought and sure enough before I walked in the front door I saw

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

the picture we had saved from the kerbside street collection

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

and the german shepherd dog we had brought back with us from Vietnam. (Ah, an idea for a post of its own.)

I’d better go through my archives. I decided to see how yellow had my world actually been Luckily for you I stopped after I had discovered – it is quite yellow.

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

and finally having discovered my world has been and is quite yellow..

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Where you might ask is the yellow in this photo. It is in the face – the face of yellow – cowardice as on this kiddies ride I was truly terrified and not brave enough to increase the speed of my vehicle despite my nephews pleas for “go faster”.

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About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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6 Responses to A Word A week Photography Challenge: Yellow

  1. Lisa says:

    I love how sometimes we just need to recalibrate our see-er. 🙂

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  2. Glynis Jolly says:

    You did quite well for a non-yellow person. 😉
    [I’m not a yellow person either.]

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  3. love yellow! and these images are inspiring. and at least for being yellow-faced, you tried something new that was a bit frightening 🙂 nice to get out of your comfort zone.

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