Saturday 16 June 2012

Noticing: Yellow

Hi there, I have been thinking on and off about doing this teeny thing on my blog. I want to call it Noticing after re-reading the meaning of notice in the dictionary:-

"the act of noting or observing; perception or attention. Respectful attention or consideration. To perceive with the mind; detect. To comment on; to mention. To treat with courteous attention."

Today, I wanted to see what I noticed as the day progressed and what I was treating with courteous attention the most and it seems that it began with my choice of accessories. Today was the first time I wore this silk flower corsage and it made me feel light and flimsy. Just what I need right now. Oh and it happened to be a shade of yellow

Mustard algae on the wall

Some pretty vintage buttons I bought a dew weeks ago

My mid-morning coffee packaging and cake

A local door

A yellow poppy emerging

Broken glass

Charity shop pyrex

Glass vase

Mustard 1950's fabric

Yellow balloon

Arum lilly


A lovely note written by my girly a couple of weeks ago

A buzzing bee on a neighbour's flower yellow centre

Even local property for sale signs

It's everywhere if you just stop and notice. 
Show respectful attention or consideration.

Have you noticed anything lately?
Maybe you'd like to play along with me? 

In the meantime, don't forget to recognise that every minute on earth is a miracle. Each breath we take is a new moment - a moment to be savoured and noticed.

See you all soon


  1. Lovely post. Thank you! Have a wonderful weekend

  2. Your consarge is stunning, and I think feeling light and flimsy is just brilliant!

    It's important to notice the small things isn't it? Sometimes we all need reminding.

    Just to be typically British, I do wish we could see a little more of the big yellow ball in the sky!

    Have a good Sunday!x

  3. Thank you for the final paragraph, you are so right. As for yellow, I have never rated the colour but I am warming to it, slowly. Do hope your weekend is going swimmingly (no British weather-type pun intended!)

  4. Look at all that yellow-y gorgeousness! I'm sorry to hear your husband has been unwell - I hope things are improving and am sending my best wishes hon. Have a lovely week ahead.


  5. I love this idea of "noticing". Great shares and great way to bring your own attention to what is in front of you throughout the day.

  6. What a fun post. I like the idea of focusing on a particular colour and taking photos with it featured. Will have to try this one day.

  7. This is a fab idea, and I'd love to join in! Your photos are beautiful, I love the bee in the flower especially. The mail yellow in my garden is a welsh poppy. I collected some seed from my mothers garden a few years ago and scattered them about and now every year they surprise me with where thy decide to appear next! I particularly like to see them in the gravel.
    I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend, xxx

  8. Hi Pennylope, lovely post, and great photos. It's about mindfulness, really, isn't it? We rush or float thhrough the days without really noticing, on autodrive most of the time. It's where that expression 'stop and smell the (coffee) ' comes from, isn't it? I wonder what would happen if the World took a day out to practice noticing-mindfulness? There wouldn't be the time or inclination for the bad stuff, would there?

    Oops, hark at me getting all philosophical. Have a lovely w/end and hope progress on the health front continues. Lx.

  9. What a lovely post Penelope, I love yellow and all your yellow things are so pretty!
    Victoria xx

  10. I think if you can hold onto that ability all children have to look at the world and really see it into adulthood then you are at least half way to happy. My kids used to love me stopping to show them every little detail but now I fear I'm becoming an embarrassment! But I practice mindfulness and it can be a great comfort :D

  11. All those wonderful yellowy colours - I've only really started appreciating it these past couple of years.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend,

    Nina xxx

  12. Dear, lovely Penelope,

    When I was a student I used to visit my eldest sister, a mother of young boys at the time, and I used to feel a little puzzled when she stopped every few steps to point out details to them: flowers, birds, trees, etc. Of course, older now with three children of my own I completely understand her. Your post is beautiful and a gentle reminder to us all. Life is not a rehearsal, is it? Yellow always surprises me. When I was expecting my eldest I became obssessed with the colour; it's her favourite colour now and my sons's too. I cannot get enough of it although in theory I am much more of a pink and green girl. My post this week is on the colour apricot. I may very well play along with you. It's a good game.

    I hope you and your family are doing well.


  13. What a great post....I'll be looking for yellow today! It reminded me of when my children were small an we would go on 'listening' walks - they would listen to all the sounds and try to identify them, it was such fun....why do we stop doing these things as we get older?