Yellow Yorkshire

A boat called Susan cropped

Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun.” ~ Pablo Picasso

It’s the first weekend in May and it’s time for another colour challenge from Weekly Prompts, the site I share with my partner GC. This month we chose the colour YELLOW!

And would you look at that – who’d have thought it, there’s even a boat named after me!

My battle with pingbacks continues and today my pingbacks are linking to (or not!) Fandango’s one word prompt and also the Ragtag Community as well as our own Weekly Prompts colour challenge Yellow.

Those of us living in Yorkshire know that the colour yellow is pretty dominant in May.

For starters, the landscape around here now has a beautiful vibrant yellow added to the usual patchwork of green.

When out and about for a drive this week, I slowed down to admire the rapeseed plants that were swaying in the gentle breeze on each side of the road, and my daughter Sophie, became my able photographer.

Out for a driverapeseed field

Yesterday Friday 3rd May saw the start of the three-day cycle race Tour de Yorkshire, a wheelie spin-off from the 101st edition of the Tour de France, part of which took place just about on my doorstep here in Yorkshire in 2014.

Road signTour de Yorkshire began in May 2015 and Just like last year, part of the Tour de Yorkshire takes place on my home ground. Yesterday was the first day of the race and it actually came through our village. Unfortunately, I was away from home for most of the day and was unable to watch the event. Perhaps I might catch the return route on Sunday when the cyclists climb to the top of Otley Chevin at the other end of our lane.

Everywhere we turn there are yellow traffic signs that warn us of the upcoming event, and brightly decorated shop windows have reminded us that the day is almost here. My favourites are the static yellow cycles that are dotted around the villages.

Cafe WindowYellow bike 2Yellow Cycle 2

About Tour de Yorkshire

(C) 2019 Photo Challenge Yellow from Weekly Prompts

18 thoughts on “Yellow Yorkshire

  1. Murphy's Law

    Sue, those yellow cycles are the perfect touch! And the fields of rapeseed couldn’t look more beautiful. Sure hope you are able to at least catch the return route Sunday. Have a wonderful weekend.
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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    1. Thank you Ginger. I’d forgotten that I’m hosting a family lunch for the birthday of two of my daughters this Sunday, we have a lot of little ones so we might not make it after all.
      I hope you have a lovely weekend too, and as always I thank you for your kind comments. 🙂


    1. I’ve had this Yellow prompt in the wings at Weekly Prompts for a while just waiting for May to arrive so I could set it free. I’m glad you enjoyed seeing the race. It must have been brilliant seeing it go past your house,I love the great atmosphere . Thank you Margaret


  2. How exciting having the bicycle race so close, Sue! Hope you get to see them return, there must be such a buzz about it locally. The fields of Rapeseed plants look amazing, they’re so bright! We popped back to Birmingham today, & it was a joy to see those patchwork quilt fields.

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  3. Maureen Helen

    Yellow makes my heart sing! Such a vibrant, joyful colour. Live your photos of ‘rapeseed’, which we call canola in Australia.

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  4. I’ve always wanted a bright yellow motor car. not so much because I love the colour, but because it’s the best safest colour for a car. On a dark rainy night you can spot a yellow vehicle for miles.

    Must admit that’s a brilliant field of yellow. literally.
    and where do I add the word prompt>

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    1. We used to have a bright yellow sports car when we were first married, an MG something or other, we gave it up three years later when our first child was born.

      Glad you like the rapeseed field, they look so good when viewed from high up looking down into the valley.

      Word Prompt eh, so you want to create one? First you need to find a prompt, let’s say it’s the word Yellow on our site Weekly Prompts, that one is actually a photo challenge, but we don’t mind the lack of a photo, your story is enough.

      First you need the URL of the prompt page, which in this case is

      Try to incorporate the word yellow or a similar phrase in your post, highlight the word, go to the hyperlink box and paste in the address above and click save.. If you’re stuck take a look at the help page I created on Weekly Prompts, I’ve pasted the link here.

      Hope this as helped Brian, let me know how you get on.
      You should also know that some of us are having difficulty with pingbacks right now, so don’t despair if yours is unsuccessful. 🙂


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