Wednesday, February 22, 2017

A bright YELLOW and Happy Wednesday to all!

I'm on a writing kick again, 25 sentences all starting with Yellow. When I thought about which color to do after green, the first two colors to pop into my head were blue, and black. I figured blue would be too easy, and 25 sentences starting with black was a bit depressing, so I chose yellow thinking it would be a little more challenging. Feel free to share your own sentences in the comment section.

I also added another exercise after writing the sentences-checking a thesaurus and then substituting some of the suggested words in the sentences that I wrote to see if it spiced up the writing a bit. Here goes....

  1. Yellow ribbons decorated the trees after the festivities.

  1. Yellow and various shades of gold were evident in leaves that had fallen to the ground on that Autumn day.

  1. Yellow pencils made up the bulk of the available writing implements that were placed on the desk.

  1. Yellow centers in the daisies made for a happy welcome, while strolling through the garden.

  1. Yellow and green were the spirit colors of the new high school.

  1. Yellow highlighting lined every page of the used textbook making the resale price lower.

  1. Yellow fire engines are becoming just as common as red ones.

  1. Yellow vents releasing sulfur gas sat adjacent to the trail which wound up to the top of the volcano, releasing a strong smell.

  1. Yellow garnets are called Andradites, they contain magnesium and titanium which gives them their distinctive yellow-green color.

  1. Yellow pages used to be the place for looking up phone numbers and addresses before the days of the internet.

  1. Yellow and refreshing, the homemade lemonade really hit the spot after a trip to the park with the grand kids.

  1. Yellow Mr. Sketch magic markers really do smell like lemons.

  1. Yellow was the color my cousin chose for the bridesmaid dresses at her wedding, and the men wore yellow ties.

  1. Yellow flowers on a rose bush seem to cheer you up when you look at them.

  1. Yellow and black checkered taxi-cabs were seen everywhere when we visited New York City.

  1. Yellow, red and blue are known as the primary colors and can be seen on any color wheel.

  1. Yellow suns and pink flowers decorated drawings in the pictures that the little girl drew.

  1. Yellow fever is a disease found in tropical areas and it is spread by the bite of infected mosquitoes.

  1. Yellow is how I would describe her face after the first 30 minutes of her ride on the cruise ship.

  1. Yellow blankets and sleepers used to be standard fare at baby showers before the days of ultrasound.

  1. Yellow bananas lined the shelf of the produce section and you could smell them a few feet away.

  1. Yellow with polka dots describes the color of the swim suit in the itsy bitsy, teenie weenie bikini song by Brian Hyland.

  1. Yellow snow, have you ever heard someone admonish you not to eat it?

  1. Yellow blossoms festooned the forsythia bushes, a welcome sign that spring had really arrived.

  1. Yellow daffodils pop into my head when I am thinking of harbingers of spring.

Have some fun with the words!

Now try it using a thesaurus to spice things up with the writing, keeping in mind the exercise is to write 25 sentences all starting with "yellow", so I am not going to change that.

First sentence- "Yellow ribbons decorated the trees after the festivities."
decorated: adorned, bedecked, dressed up, trimmed
ribbons: bows, streamers
trees: forest, shrubs, timber, woods
festivity: joviality, bash, party, shindig, fun and games
after: behind, subsequently, later

"Yellow streamers adorned the shrubs after the fun and games."

"Yellow ribbons bedecked the trees following the shindig."

and so on.....

Monday, February 6, 2017

Green, I am dreaming of Green.

I am a person who needs to keep her mind busy. I am always thinking, thinking. Sometimes it can wear me out, but mostly it energizes me. On wintry days when the snow covers mostly everything and you can't really spend time outside, it is the time to keep my brain busy. I have always wanted to improve my writing skills so here's to developing a writing brain...practice and more practice.

Writing prompt...Write 25 sentences that all start with the word "Green". Just wait and see, something interesting will happen. (You can also do this exercise using any other color you choose besides green.)

Here are my sentences- I just went with whatever popped into my head one evening while I was cooking dinner,back and forth from the stove to the laptop.

  1. Green my valley was not, it was brown, brown from the drying Santa Ana winds that blew generously in southern California .
  1. Green, his eyes were green, greener than a Martian's skin.
  1. Green pom pom sticking halfway out of his mouth, Jonas the cat padded silently down the hallway.
  1. Green, amazing shades of green, that chicken crap was all over the barn.
  1. Green pine needles peeked out among the drifts of snow which blanketed the mountains.
  1. Green tentacles of fungus grasped their way our of that bag of stale bread, which was found behind the fridge.
  1. Green, a sea of green took flight before us, as we watched the flock of wild parakeets when startled in the park.
  1. Green shiny beetles could be found, even inside the house, when we visited my friend in Japan.
  1. Green hordes of cicada strummed a greeting to the visitors that day while we were strolling around the grounds of Nagoya Castle.
  1. Green as a ripe, picked, lime, her cool-aid dyed hair was a sight to see.
  1. Green, it comes in a bottle that's lime green, is this any way to promote the sale of lemon juice?
  1. Green tint in their blonde hair not withstanding, the grandkids really enjoyed their three weeks of swimming lessons at the indoor community pool this winter.
  1. Green, it was on her mind as she gazed out the window at the snowy landscape and longed for spring.
  1. Green with envy, I believe that is how you would describe her face.
  1. Green crayon in hand, the toddler proceeded to make art all over his bedroom wall.
  1. Green, all kinds of green, did you know that a large box of crayons has eight different shades of green within?
  1. Green duckweed floated across the surface of the pond while the fish swam lazily below.
  1. Green smudges decorated several of the preschoolers' foreheads after the finger painting activity.
  1. Green paint can be made by the mixing of blue and yellow paint.

  2. Green taffy and small red and white candy canes were tossed from the fire truck at the Christmas parade.
  1. Green is the order of the day when celebrating the luck o' the Irish.
  1. Green garden snakes are found hidden in the midst of the bushes which populate my back yard.
  1. Green paint on the walls of the living room seemed a welcome relief from the ubiquitous beige in every other room of the house.
  1. Green mistletoe hung from the rafters of the ski lodge in December, inviting the visitors to embrace the holiday spirit.
  1. Green sprigs of parsley decorating the plate are the finishing touch to a gourmet meal.