Not much to say about this one… or two! Yellow and green in nature always feels right, kinda makes me happy for no reason. In my mind, the two colors are one of those combinations that seem to belong together. As a kid growing up in an environment which had a very real winter, I could always tell when Spring was about to arrive. I paid strict attention to Nature, looking for the signs to confirm my end-of-winter suspicions.
I guess we all associate certain colors with certain things. I said earlier yellow and green make me happy(for no reason!) There’s reason to it when I dig a little deeper: The Sun is yellow. It’s the Life Giver on the planet Looking back to the kid I was waiting for Spring, one of the signs that convinced me of its impending arrival had to be the change in light. The earlier sunrises, warmer sunrises, and the brightness of the sun once risen all had profound effects on me and still do to this day.
Greens have meaning too! I don’t have to venture too far- well, yes I do, to third grade and my Irish teacher, Mrs Mulcahey (sorry about the spelling if you’re reading this!) who upon learning my name was K’lee, greeted me each morning by calling me Kelly Green. For years I thought she had just made the word association up until I learned Kelly Green is an actual color! (what do you know?) Green will forever mean Nature to me, Mother Earth – home to us all.
If Winter bought blankets of white snow to coerce Nature into sleep, Spring bought back the greenery to the grass, the trees, bushes, and vines. I remember feeling Spring meant the Earth could begin breathing again… I still do!
So, those are a few of my associations with the colors yellow and green. I managed to dig up a couple of interesting (well to me!) links related to the topic:
For a bit more on the color yellow and its meanings and implications globally, click here
Want to know a little more on green meanings? click here
Lastly, the lovely Diana over at Holistic Wayfarer reminded me of the importance eating a variety of foods based on colors. They can do lots of good things for your body and mind! For a basic breakdown of some of the best known foods of many colors, click here
What do you think of while looking at the color yellow? How about the color green?
K.L. © 2014