Monday, June 13, 2016

Word of the Week - 119

Word of the Week:  LEMONY

Minor technical difficulties kept me from sharing videos or photos on the blog for a brief time, that time now concluded.  Hurrah!

The lemony goodness of my birthday Hobonichi Techo, gift from Lisa.

Some washi tapes archived in the lemony Hobonichi Techo.
Dispeller of shadows, a brilliant light source also warms us.  It serves to remind that, against its sheer power, what lurks in dark corners will not be able to hide for long.  As a color, the visual of sunshine yellow hints at its familiar taste, sweet and tangy, a favorite of the tongue.  My most enduring memories of that specific citrus are the once popular giant lemon stands in the San Joaquin Valley of my childhood, usually "all you can drink" cups of ice cold, fresh lemonade, an oasis vision on a summer afternoon before cars had air conditioning.

My thanks to this site for a contemporary giant lemon.
The word "zing" often appears in the company of lemony.  Rightfully so.  The unmistakable color nearly fizzes with electricity, snapping us awake, bringing us back from doldrums or worse like creatures in Dr. Frankenstein's laboratory.  I have been keeping track of everyday highlights in my Hobonichi, procrastinated about designing pages for public viewing until I knew I would be able to share them.  Actually, truthfully, I simply procrastinated.  Enough of that, she muttered.  I am called to planning by mellow yellow.


Elizabeth said...

I love the color yellow --

Marylinn Kelly said...

Elizabeth - The more saturated, the better. Egg yolk a particular favorite. I so understand. xo

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

Zesty comes to my mind.

Marylinn Kelly said...

Heidrun - Most definitely zesty. Mmmm. xo