A new month and the Friday themes have been chosen by Västmanländskan:
3rd April: Yellow
10th April: Slowly
17th April: Spring signs
24th April: Abandoned
The first thing I think of when I hear “yellow” is the song:
I wrote a song for you,
And all the things you do,
And it was called yellow
I have a very vivid memory of this song from… well, if I should freak you out a little bit with my memory for dates, I think it was around the 27th April 2001 in Copenhagen! I had arrived that day by night train from Austria and was catching up with a Swiss friend, M while listening to Coldplay… After an hour or so, I realised that we had been hearing the same song over and over again!! My Irish friend O absolutely loved “Yellow” and had put it on repeat, and then left the room!
I really do like yellow, both as a song and as a colour. It can be very bright and cheerful but I wouldn’t really wear yellow, if it wasn’t a very pale shade. Here are some of my examples of yellow:
A yellow house in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico.
I grew up in a yellow brick house (that’s almost a song as well, “Yellow brick road”). Our house was built in the former brick yard (tegelbruk) and the houses were grouped according to colour – red, brown and yellow
A Swedish Ikea inspired dalacarlie horse in the beautiful gardens of Keukenhof, the Netherlands
Yellow tulips in Keukenhof – I really miss tulips, they are such a symbol of spring for me!
A blurry yellow and red spider in the rainforest El Yunque, Puerto Rico – unfortunately I haven’t been able to find what it is called
Yellow doors, yellow table runner and some yellow flowers
What I want to show here is not the yellow flowers, nor the yellow table runner, but the yellow doors in the background! My apartment in Brussels had apricot (!?) walls in all the rooms and yellow doors… Straaange combination! In our apartment in Puerto Rico all the walls are yellow!! I am longing for white walls…
The yellow walls of our apartment in Puerto Rico + a hideous yellow leather sofa in the guest bedroom!
It is not that I have something against yellow walls in principle – I think it can make a room seem warm and bright. However, I don’t understand why all the rooms have to be yellow – especially here in Puerto Rico where we have lots of sunlight and heat anyway. I have understood though, from HGTV, that Americans seem to have almost a fear of white walls!? Nevertheless, yellow leather sofas are just plain awful!
Guineos de manzana or apple bananas – they really taste like apple! and another fruit, unfortunately I can never remember the name – but we didn’t like the taste
A yellow sunset over El Yunque, the rainforest, seen from the Puerto Rican island Culebra
Tomorrow Annika in Virginia and her family are coming to Puerto Rico! We are planning to take them to the rainforest for a walk, and then have dinner in our favourite restaurant, Café La Princesa in the Old San Juan. It will be so much fun to meet again, it will be the third time actually – first time was in Virginia in August last year and then in NYC in November. I am really looking forward to showing them around our beautiful island, even if it is just for one day. On Sunday they will be off on a cruise around the Caribbean – and it will be interesting to hear about their experience afterwards.
People in Puerto Rico keep telling us that cruises are the best way to travel in the Caribbean and to see the other islands. We have been quite anti-cruise but since I am not too keen on travelling by the small planes I see passing our windows every day, I think that we will definitely consider a cruise holiday!
Here are the other Friday theme bloggers:
Anki, Anna, Anne, Annika, Cecilia, Christel, Desiree, Emma, Erica, IngaBritt, Jemaya, Jennie, Lena, Lena W, Leopardia, Lia, Mais-oui, Marianne, Marie, Marina, Marskatten, Mia, Mia D, Millan, Moster Mjölgumpa, Musikanta, Nilla, Norrsken & Stjärnfall, Petra H, Saltis, Sara, Simone, Sparkling, Strandmamman, Taina, Under Ytan, Victoria, Victoria V and Västmanländskan.
Updated: Somebody ended up on my blog today by searching for “yellow tapas tree” – what is that??
And apparently I forgot to publish this photo of a yellow tree – also in Puerto Rico: