Saturday, November 19, 2011

The Color Yellow

  • Yellow has come to symbolize our support of the men and women of the armed forces.  Remember the song, "Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Old Oak Tree."
  • On the Native American medicine wheel, East is represented by the color yellow, signifying the beginning.  The sun rises in the east, and with the sun comes a new day.
  • The color yellow is said to stimulate the memory.
  • Yellow dominates the Chinese culture like nowhere else in the world. 
  • In India, yellow is the color Hindus wear to celebrate Spring.
  • In the U.S., taxi cabs, school buses, and warning signs are painted yellow to grab our attention.
  • In the Aztec culture, yellow symbolized food because it was the color of corn, their primary food source.
  • In medical terms, a yellow flag indicates a quarantine.
  • 75% of the pencils sold in the U.S. are painted yellow.
  • In car racing, a yellow flag signals caution.  Cars must remain in their current position when the yellow flag is shown.
  • In football, when a referee throws a yellow flag onto the playing field, that indicates a penalty.
  • Yellow's complimentary color in the garden is purple.
  • Yellow is a primary color that is parent to other beautiful colors.
  • Ripe bananas are dressed in yellow.
  • Juicy yellow pineapple isn't sweet, it isn't tart, it's a taste of its very own.
  • The yellow lemon peel refreshes, lifts the spirits, and rejuvenates.
  • Smiley faces, butter, canaries, baby chicks, daffodils, slicker raincoats, yellow jacket wasps, and egg yolks are fine representatives of this endearing color.

Yellow Rose of Texas