Yellow was the color that kept appearing , either boldly or subtly, during 2020. Flower petals and centers; cookie sprinkles; a garden bucket; cut up apples and green peppers; fabrics of new table linens, and a little girl’s dress, and a t-shirt quilt; Walter Anderson fox.
In art class decades ago, I was taught to look at the world with an eye for detail and color. We may think of yellow as being just one shade, as in the petals of a sunflower, but there are a kaleidoscope of yellows.
Highlights on a squash leaf is different than the candy yellow garden bucket.
Green peppers and Gala apples are gently yellow, when sliced.
Sunlight makes sunflower petals glow. Flower centers are the sunny focal point for pollinators.
Fabrics, true yellow to gold tones and the painted whimsical fox nod hello, but do not demand to be the center of attention.
And I cannot leave out the marshmallow Peep in a cup of coffee or the crispy cookie sprinkles nor the candy corn; they make life a little sweeter.
A new year approaches and I am not sure how I feel about it. A few days are left in 2020, which has been quite a challenge on so many levels. Not really ready to see what 2021 is going to bring. Matthew 6:34 comes to mind. So does Psalm 37:25. Take a look at these scriptures. They may give you comfort, if you are angst about the New Year.
Merry Christmas and Happy Safe New Year.
Blessings from the Exile’s Kitchen.