Thursday, July 22, 2021

16 Random Yellow Somethings

Isn't yellow the most serendipitous color?  

She flaunts her golden self just a bit, inviting you to sit right up and take notice of her splashy arrival.  She pops into view like a ray of unexpected sunshine, leaving you wondering when and where she'll show up next.  

Metal, flower, fruit, sky, paper, cloth, wood.  She grabs every venue and shakes them all up.

And she's not a bit afraid to invite other hues to the party ... the greens, pinks, blues, reds, and purples.  Because she knows deep in her pretty heart that she'll always outshine them all.

Remember The BLUES Scrapbook?

She shoves Ol' Blue to the side.  'Cause there's not a shred of doubt in her mind that she reigns as the belle of the ball.  And she's not the least bit hesitant to grab this month's 4 Somethings post and run with it.

As you slowly scroll down, you'll find 16 random images of something loved, something read, something treasured, and something aheadAnd what captures your creative attention will weave a completely different storyline than what's evolving in the mind of the reader next door.

THAT'S what serendipity is all about!































Serendipity is my word of the year.  What's your word / verse / number / goal / phrase?

And do any of these snapshots conjure up some sort of uniquely personal something loved, something read, something treasured, or something ahead narrative?

Linda  🌻




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Heather  .  Richella  .  Lisa
 Jeanne  .  Cindy

57 comments:

  1. I'm an "orange" gal myself. Apparently all thru 1st grade that was all I would wear. I can't help but smile..............

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  2. I love all these serendipitous yellows, Linda! So beautiful. Yellow is one of my favorite colors. My fall yellow sunflowers usually don't bloom until late September or early October. But for some reason, this year I've had one stalk that has been blooming since mid-June. The strangest thing to see a yellow face among a sea of all green leaves! But I love it and take it as a little gift of grace from God. :) Glad you linked up with us!

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    1. Sunflowers ... oh I wish. We tried and tried a year or two ago and every time a plant would start to take off, a rabbit / turkey / varmint snapped the stem with one sharp bite.

      I will live vicariously through you, Lisa!

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  3. My word for the year is "hope," Linda, and I certainly find hope splashed in yellow all over this post. Thanks for cheering up my day!

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    1. God is keeping you on my heart during this difficult season, Martha. Grateful, with you, for that kind of hope only He can give.

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  4. So thankful to see all the ways God is shining down His Sonshine on your summer, Linda! Blessings!

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  5. Orange is my favoured hue,
    but there's much to say of yellow;
    it's a better match with blue,
    and it makes me mellow
    when seen within a slow sunrise,
    or on warbler's bright breast;
    I find it soothing to my eyes
    when they need a rest,
    and it seems that Barb does, too,
    for the foyer is thus painted,
    but something else is breaking true,
    and I need become acquainted
    with other tints on which she's keen...
    and a living room of bright lime-green.

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    1. Lime-green. Bright, too!

      What can I say? If Barbara wants lime-green, she certainly may have it. You are a wise husband.

      ;-}

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  6. I love yellow too for its bright cheerfulness. Just bought some sweet corn at a farmers' market this morning. You could add a picture of that to your yellow line-up!

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    1. My husband just brought in 6 ears from the little Log Cabin Farmstand around the corner. The kids are coming for the weekend and I can't wait ... more for their visit than the corn, but still ...

      P.S. I suddenly realized this afternoon that I hadn't seen a post of yours in awhile. Somehow Bloglovin' deleted your site, because I sure didn't! Just wanted you to know that I didn't know you were writing even though you've been such a welcome guest here.

      ;-}

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  7. Love all these yellow items in your pictures !!! The two young ladies are beautiful also !!!! Grand daughters I suspect !!! ...

    Continued blessings in your life Linda !!

    * via email

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    1. Yep, they sure are ... my two oldest beauties! They've both since cut their hair, but I love them anyway!

      And I'm glad you're here!

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  8. Love that yellow bike cause bike riding is feelin the wind in you hair, the crunch in your thighs and the speed that takes you were you need to go.

    Those girls are beauties.

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    1. You've always modeled such a healthy lifestyle, Buds, biking, swimming, walking. You're such an influencer for me ...

      No wonder I miss you so much!

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    2. So why, I ask, am I such a hot mess right now?

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    3. ;-{

      I'm sorry. You know I'm praying ...
      xo

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  9. Linda, I love the color yellow because it is a cheerful color. Your granddaughters are beautiful. Thank you for this happy post!

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    1. And you know I love each and every visit to your place, brimming over with radiant colors, inside and out, the flowers, the tablescapes, the cottage.

      Thanks for the beauty you bring into my life week in and week out, Pam!

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  10. Beautiful photos, Linda. The entire interior of my home is painted a nice yellow. Cheerful!
    Blessings, My Friend!

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    1. Absolutely, I can see you with a yellow house, Lulu! Bright, cheery, zestful, sunshine-y ... that's you.

      ;-}

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  11. I love this post. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Love that you're here, R!

      Have the loveliest of weekends.

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  12. A color themed post...how creative. I may "steal" the idea 💡

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  13. yellow is at first not a favorite but I do love its energy and brightness. A color that brings a smile to my heart. Guess I do like yellow!!

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    1. A little bit of yellow goes a very long way, right? I hear what you're saying, Jean ...

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  14. No doubt about it, "yellow is the belle of the ball"

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  15. this was such a lovely cheery post to scroll through, and think of the "somethings"! Thanks for the smile!

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  16. These are beautiful photos and it is such a fun way to recap the month! I love the sunflowers!

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  17. "Always a Guest" - that looks like a book I need to add to my list. Did you enjoy it?? The loveliest of photos!!

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    1. Yes, I highly recommend this, Jennifer! It was 1 of my favorite 4 in the first quarter this year.
      http://www.lindastoll.net/2021/03/2021s-best-books-so-far.html

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  18. I am still waiting for my random sunflowers to pop growing from dropped seeds I placed out for the birds! Reminds me that feeding another always results in a blessing for us too. Thanks for adding sunshine yellow to my eyes today!

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    1. 'Reminds me that feeding another always results in a blessing for us too.'

      Wow, Lynn. This grabbed me gently but firmly ... yet another of the many ways the Lord chooses to bless us.

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  19. Yellow does seem to represent sunshine and happiness. Love the images as they represent such beauty in this world. My word for the year is "surrender."

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    1. Surrender.

      Oh, that's a hard one, isn't it. We so long to be in control.

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  20. Love, love, love all of your wonderful pictures. Your word is perfect! My word is JOY and girl....have I ever had to repeat the verse Nehemiah 8:10 a lot this year. But, my true joy comes from the Lord. Happy Week dear lady. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    1. You're so right, Cindy. Only He gives, only He is, the joy that our circumstances can not change. So grateful that even in our grieving, His holy joy is our strength.

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  21. This is just lovely, Linda. ❤️

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  22. Yellow is one of my favourite colours so I really enjoyed the cheery photos.

    I currently have my yellow, "Soleil" Le Cruset teapot and mugs on display.

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    1. No one knows how to do teatime like you, Margie. No one!

      ;-}

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  23. Yellow is the favorite color of my new daughter in law. Serendipitous beauty is everywhere. So grateful for the way you let it catch your eye!

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    1. Will we be able to see some wedding photos?!!! I've been thinking of you often in recent weeks, and hope that all was lovely and beautiful ...

      ;-}

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  24. What a burst of sunshine this post is! Thank you for sharing all the beauty.

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  25. Yellow is not one of my favorite colors, but these are all very cheery.

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  26. I love these gorgeous splashes of yellow. It's such a happy color! My favorite color is blue, particularly aqua because it's a happy color. I chose Light as my word for 2021, and it's been quite illuminating. (cheesy grin)

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    1. I'm with you, Lisa ... it's all about those sea glass colors!

      ;-}

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  27. Beautiful photos and a very unique somethings post! I would love to know more about the book.

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