It’s close to mid-summer the time of almost constant sunshine interrupted by a few rainy days. On one of those many sunny days I walked through overgrown fields that were occasionally broken by wooded areas of various acreages and a small stream.
On that sunny day there was an abundance of yellows: yellow flowers and yellow creatures. Along an old road black-eyed susans bloomed in abundance –
And there were butterflies, mostly common sulfurs –
There were many other yellow flowers too: common mullein –
Yellow sweet clover –
And wild parsnip –
As well as that escaped agricultural plant, birdfoot trefoil –
A yellow bird of open country is the American goldfinch, here a male –
The stream had been dammed by beavers; the pond had large patches of emergent yellow flowers –
that proved to be those of greater bladderwort –
That pond was also the origin of two dragonflies with yellow abdominal spots that resembled each other but were actually females of two different species: holloween pennant –
And calico pennant –
The painted turtle that was near the pond might have been black on top, but its plastron was yellow –
The day’s final yellow was the center of the abundant flowers of daisy fleabane –
Unfortunately, the sunset that day wasn't yellow, just gray.