Thursday, March 24, 2011

Friday My Town Shoot-Out : Yellow

The Friday My Town Shoot-Out is a collaboration of blogger photographers from around the world who share images of their towns, according to a weekly theme. Sometimes I get it together enough to play along. Today I managed to remember the theme - yellow! -  while walking through Athens, Ohio to meet Dan for a coffee date (it's spring break - no students!!). 

It was nice to walk to a quiet uptown; the day was quiet, gray, a little gloomy for being Spring. All the better today's search for yellow. Aha! Atop the courthouse! Justice, frozen in all her goldness.
 Some cheerful trim
 Peering through the barbershop window...
 ...which sported an odd piece of...art? Yellow.
 Dan wanted the girls to see the artwork currently hanging in the coffeeshop he frequents.  A good excuse for an afternoon chai and game of Othello, out in the world. More yellow...
 Alas, the old and yellowed jukebox doesn't work anymore.
 The stores are all definitely selling Spring. Not pictured: all the tanning salons advertising deals on extending that spring break tan...
 Outside, the day was still gray - I know, I know, it's only March and March is like that. It may actually snow tomorrow. But in the meantime...forsythia...
 And in our yard, a kind of muddy daffodil. What a lovely, buttery yellow.
 If you'd like to see how others interpreted this theme, have a look!

13 comments:

Kerry said...

I wish that juke box had worked! We just got a juke box...and it doesn't work either but we're going to try and fix it.

Happy spring break!

Bagman and Butler said...

The juke box grabed my memory. And I really liked the photo if the golden justice on the courthouse. It seems to shout the message, "bribes accepted here."

Pauline said...

I love the subtle splashes of colour in the shop window! And the golden yellow justice.

Jama said...

That juke box sure bring my good memory back!

Greyscale Territory said...

An intriguing range of indoor and outdoor yellows! especially love the creative artwork!

Sandra said...

you did a super job of covering your town. i really like the window reflections shot. i need to work a little harder and cover the town and not find all my yellow in one place.

DawnTreader said...

Good job of keeping the yellow theme in mind while walking through town!

NanU said...

My forsythias are still little twigs - I can hardly wait till they grow into huge, luxurious banks of yellow like the ones in your photos.

Kim, USA said...

Great photos and my favorite is the second one. Happy weekend!

FMTSO

~JarieLyn~ said...

I really like all of your shots. My favorite is the window dispaly of all the flowers and the barbershop art. I also really like the yellow trim. I like that you posted the jukebox, brings back some fun memories.

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

I really enjoyed the walk through your town with all the different yellows. Great shot of the forsythia and the muddy daffodil. Hope Spring comes and stays in your town. It definately is here in Texas....thank goodness!

In the eye of the beholder said...

My favorite one is the first one Justice frozen in her goldness.

Doreen said...

I love the shot of the jukebox!! brings back so many memories. I have lived a long time......... :-)