Buzz of Yellow


While at the beach recently, I was treated to the most wonderful smells and sights of wild roses in full bloom.

These delicate white petals seemed to mirror the gentle clouds floating above.  It was such a calm and beautiful scene.

Within this moment of calm the opposite was happening around the blooms.  And as I stood there and watched it was all buzz, buzz…

…and buzz.  This little guy was so focused on feeding that he didn’t mind me being there one bit…it seemed that we were both busy taking it all in.

There was also a lot of activity happening amongst the pink petals.  BTW, don’t you just love the color combination of pink with yellow?

Here’s some more buzzing action going on…

…and some hovering too.

Coincidentally, that day my toes were painted a happy shade of yellow.  Here they are dipped into some sparkly, shimmery sand. It seemed that on this particular day, a storm had washed up and unearthed small, sporadic patches of this magical mica-like dust.  It’s strange how on my many trips to this beach, this has never happened before.  You can imagine how excited I was to come across this amazing gift!

With joyful thoughts in mind, after getting home, I created a necklace inspired by the glorious beauty that I experienced that day.  Making something tangible (especially wearable items) allows me to hang on to those special moments.

How about you…have you been feeling the happy buzz of yellow also?



17 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. Beautiful necklace Becky!
    I love how you partake of what’s around you and re-create it in your creations.
    I get so busy that I forget to really pay attention to the special gifts a day can bring. That’s probably why I fall into seasons when my creativity just seems to dry up.
    Thank you for the encouragement to slow down and absorb what’s around me…now I just need to act on that encouragement. Maybe I’ll find that my creativity tank fills up when I do.

    July 19th, 2012

  2. Lovin the yellow! What a glorious day! I have zero yellow in my life right now…. I shall seek some out! ha Thanks for the inspiration!

    July 19th, 2012

  3. Oh yep! I do own a pair of yellow shoes, and boy if I feel happy when I wear them! :) Love your nail polish… ooooh must go and get it too!
    xo

    July 19th, 2012

  4. Beautiful photos Becky! That sand looks so warm beneath your feet. Love how you are always inspired to make such beautiful art!

    July 19th, 2012

  5. laura huffman

    Can almost smell those roses. Lovely. As for yellow, not a lot of it around me. But love it, especially on your toes. Fun necklace. So want to go and play now. Enjoy your day.

    July 19th, 2012

  6. Beautiful necklace Becky – one of my favorites of your pieces. Great summer post.

    July 19th, 2012

  7. A feast for our eyes to behold, and a feast for the bumble bee belly too! God loves and provides for all!
    Your inspiration necklace is simply gorgeous miss sparkle toes!

    July 19th, 2012

  8. love your necklace/story! GORGEOUS in every way xox

    July 19th, 2012

  9. Beeutiful! ;D
    The dill plant on my blog banner, makes me smile~ It is cheery n’ yellow and smells amazing! I love the playful feel of this post~ Great photos and love your toes~

    July 20th, 2012

  10. rush

    i was out and about the other day. i opened my car door, and there was a palm tree’s flowering frond that was swarming with bees. i am not afraid of bees (or allergic!), so it was a delight that one landed on my index finger. the soft flutter of the wings tickled in a way that no other creature can give. that was my treat for the day.

    July 20th, 2012

  11. Lynn, what a special bee encounter story…thanks for sharing it. And thanks to all you lovely ladies who stopped by and left such sweet messages also.

    July 20th, 2012

  12. Linda K

    Hi Becky-what great photos and close ups of the bees you got! I love your yellow painted toes peeking out of the mica dust -the colors are great together-and again, I had a moment upon seeing this pic because I literally just completed an art journal page-yes, using yellow and grey! I’ll be posting on my blog later as I still have to upload the photos I took. What a beautiful necklace to remind you of some special moments.

    July 20th, 2012

  13. Oh Becky, you always make such gorgeous things! I love this! And I love the stories behind your pieces. :)

    July 20th, 2012

  14. Mindy

    Those roses are so pretty! Remind me of hibiscus blooms. I do have yellow around me and I love it. Thanks for the great photos of your lovely work and the bees!

    July 23rd, 2012

  15. ann marie

    You always find the BEST treasures when you go out — I’ll have to look next time instead of busting-a-move-on-by ….. ha.

    July 23rd, 2012

  16. a heARTful life

    Sunburst yellow, wild roses and buzzing bees are indeed a treat…especially when someone like you is able to capture their beauty with the camera! And your necklace is absolutely lovely, Becky!

    July 23rd, 2012

  17. Breathtaking pictures Becky, and I just love the touch of yellow… both on your jewelry piece and your toes! Your pictures made me stop and pause for a minute, really taking in each detail, thank-you. And I must admit it is hard not to feel happy around the color yellow!

    July 24th, 2012

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