Weekly Photo Challenge: Yellow…squashed

Posted: December 19, 2014 in Weekly Photo Challenge
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‘Twas the week before Christmas
and all ‘round the world,
photographers waited,
their heads in a whirl.
Their photos were filed,
their fingers prepared,
Awaiting the theme
That soon would be there.

And this week’s theme is…..Yellow!  This yellow is from one of the beautiful blossoms I got when trying to grow, as I recall, squash.  Alas, the beauty was all I got, as eventually everything withered and died.  It was, however, glorious while it lasted!



  1. nuvofelt says:

    Maybe you will succeed next year….. glorious yellow, though.

  2. Reminds me of that lovely poem ‘Twas the night before Christmas’, I used to have it in a pop up book as a child, it was beautiful. Did you take inspiration from it?

  3. Sandra says:

    Beautiful flower, reminds me of Hypericum. See the grid is working. Yay!

  4. A very clever poem, Janet, and squash is definitely one of those veggies that goes from rugged good health to collapse seemingly overnight in the garden.

  5. Such a cute poem, Janet. And so true! Have you ever eaten a squash flower? They are delicious. We stuff them with cream cheese.

  6. Sue Slaght says:

    Janet I love the ‘Night Before Christmas’ theme to go with your wonderful photos. 🙂

  7. Love the intro – a very apt description! Also a beautiful yellow choice! I was thinking that might make a tasty treat itself 🙂

  8. Archita says:

    Janet, it’s a beautiful intro to a wonderful picture. 🙂

  9. Jaap Kroon says:

    Beautiful yellow Janet!

  10. Stunning yellows. 😀

  11. A ‘yellow’ you can eat and not just admire – I’m liking it. 🙂

  12. It gets easier to see how special those photos are on a cold, dreary, day like to today.

  13. the yellow heralding of bigger and better yellow.

  14. Love the poem, Janet. “Yellow” seemed like an unusual theme for this time of the year, but it does brighten things up. Merry Christmas!

  15. Mother Hen says:

    Yes, your poem is clever and fun and the beautiful squash flower is perfect for yellow…

  16. Robin says:

    Not only do I like the squash flower, I love that you wrote a poem to go with the challenge 🙂

  17. prior says:

    hi Janet – two things – first I like your take on the wpc – and esp. this “Awaiting the theme
    That soon would be there”
    and also – my sister’s mother n law makes the best little cakettes with these blooms – they are dense and tasty. She also has other edibles for the squash and zucchini blooms, but I have not cooked with them yet.

    have a nice day!

    • Sounds delicious! I’ve seen the blossoms for sale at the farmer’s market but haven’t even bought any. Our younger daughter made some stuffed when she was in France a few years ago.

      Glad you like the poem and have a great weekend.

  18. Beautiful words to go with an amazing photograph. Great take on the challenge ! 🙂

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  20. Ruth says:

    I don’t think anything could be more yellow than yours!

  21. galeweithers says:

    A truly beautiful flower but like yourself, my vines all withered and died as well. I didn’t even think to take any photos I was so disappointed – but at least you got something! It doesn’t look as though the pingback WP feature is up and running as yet, so here’s my take. Enjoy! https://galeweithers.wordpress.com/2014/12/19/souls-in-blossom/

    • Gale, the pingbacks should be working. Even my friend who hasn’t had one working for weeks has one, so perhaps try again

      I’m sorry you didn’t get photos or squash, but I’m glad you enjoyed mine and I pray for you a merry Christmas and a blessed 2015


  22. lizard100 says:

    That’s an impressive specimen!

  23. katieprior says:

    Lovely squash flowers Janet, shame they didn’t come to anything, but at least you got some cool photos of them! Never had much luck growing squash myself, everyone says they’re easy, but I’m not so sure! Maybe next year!! 🙂

  24. seeker says:

    The best part of squash is the flower and so delicious. Great choice, Janet.

  25. Squash, is that a pumpkin, Janet? What an enormous flower, and yellow it is! And you wrote a fun introduction to this week’s theme.

    May Christmas day
    go your way
    into the warm arms
    of your family

    (you’ll have to pronounce ‘family’ as ‘familay’. 😉

    Merry Christmas, dear.

    • Squashes and pumpkins are related, Marion. And thanks for the lovely poem. However you pronounce “family”, ours will be here and we’ll have a wonderful time.


      • Ah thanks, we don’t have them in the Netherlands. And LOL, I know it’s pronounced ‘family’, but then it wouldn’t rhyme anymore 😉 My son and I will also be visiting family, so looking forward to that. Enjoy! x

  26. plaridel says:

    yellow…squashed. it’s a nice play on words.

  27. pix & kardz says:

    clever title, and cheerful clicks. merry Christmas to you and yours as well!

  28. Ah.. next time — maybe eat the flower instead 🙂

  29. quarksire says:

    happy holidaze susan 😎 best wishes for a kewl new year also 🙂 take care frum da Q 🙂

  30. Very cute poem and those blossoms look huge!

  31. Tina Schell says:

    LOL Janet. Love your poem! As for the squash, heck you can BUY that. But beauty is ephemeral and we must treasure it while it lasts😄

    • I agree about the beauty, Tina. It was such a joy to watch the vine grow and the blossoms…well, blossom! Glad you enjoyed the poem as well. I take it you had a safe trip. Enjoy!


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