“Yellow is my favorite summer color – it makes me feel like a sunflower.” ~Bria Vinaite

I have to agree with Ms. Vinaite that yellow is my favorite summer color. Yellows come in many various shades, kind of like yellow and brown mustards.

Although I love all the shades of yellow, I only like actual mustard in small doses, and preferably on a hot dog or bratwurst. I promise this is the only yellow food shared in this post!

mustard on bratwurst
Mustard on a bratwurst

This yellow iris seems to agree that mustard may be a yummy flavor.

yellow iris
Iris likes mustard too

Since we are on the subject of mustard, how about a couple of mustard flowers for you?

Now add a little ketchup from these Lazy Susans…

lazy susans yellow and orange
Mustard and Ketchup Anyone?

How is your summer going? It has been hot here in Eastern Washington (well, most of the whole state). So much so that we elected not to go camping last week since we would not be hooked up to electricity and hence no air conditioning or fans. I’ve had enough heat illnesses this summer.

I mentioned in a previous post that we traveled through six states on our month-long road trip in June and July. We came home to some dry grass and two heat-compromised trees, but we’ve been watering faithfully every day and the grass is green(er) and the trees are doing nicely. Nervewracking as it was to see our poor backyard full of weeds, the wind and birds were kind enough to supply the backyard with dozens of volunteer sunflowers!

volunteer sunflowers
Volunteer Sunflowers

Enjoy this gallery of the latest selection of sunflowers from the backyard.

Painnt-filtered Sunflower

“And the yellow sunflower by the brook, in autumn beauty stood.” ~William Cullen Bryant

This one is my favorite. Even the dawn sky has a hint of yellow.

Here comes the sun!

Sunflower Dawn

A little more mustard for you…

Here is an added bonus of these painted yellow rocks to represent the sun as part of a 5th-grade solar system project.

Sun-painted Rock

“It isn’t the mountains ahead that wear you down. It’s the pebble in your shoe.” ~Muhammad Ali

Inspiring Photo Challenges

Each week I am inspired by my fellow bloggers’ photo challenges. I find it fun to incorporate these into my Sunday Stills weekly themes.

Sunday Stills Photo Challenge Reminders

Sunday Stills weekly challenge is easy to join. You have all week to share and link your post.

  • Remember to title your blog post a little differently than mine.
  • Please create a new post for the theme or link a recent one.
  • Entries for this theme can be posted all week.
  • Tag your post “Sunday Stills.”
  • Don’t forget to create a pingback to this post so that other participants can read your post.
  • I also recommend adding your post’s URL to the comments.

This Week’s Featured Bloggers

Sunday Stills is a wonderful community of bloggers and photographers who desire to connect with one another. Below are this week’s links from bloggers who shared colors of mustard for the monthly color photo challenge. I add these all week as new links are posted.

I can’t wait to see how you interpret the color of mustard this week! Join me next week as we explore the theme construction.

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111 thoughts on “Sunday Stills Monthly Color Challenge: Is #Mustard a Color or a Condiment?

  1. Well Terri, you’ve featured one of my very favorite things, your beautiful sunflowers! (Your favorite is mine as well).There is nothing more glorious than a field of them, especially as the butterflies love to visit them as much as I do! There are a few flashes of mustard (color only!) in my post this week so I’m linking here https://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com/2022/08/20/lens-artists-challenge-213-here-comes-the-sun/

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  2. I spent much of one summer studying the mustard plant (a weed) with my HS daughter for a science project. We’re at the juncture of two plates and she wanted to evaluate whether the plant was different on one plate or the other. So I feel quite close to ‘mustard’!

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  3. Love the flowers, especially the mustard and ketchup ones. I rather like mustard and use it quite a bit, including on brats once in a while.

    Sorry to hear you had to abandon your camping trip, but there’s no point going out and just being miserable (though my wife would probably say that’s the definition of camping!). I’m currently stuck at home being miserable as Covid finally caught up to me. Luckily it’s nothing too bad, mostly like a bad cold.

    Here’s mine this week: https://grahamsisland.com/2022/08/21/the-aliens-have-landed/


    1. Thank you Graham! I just bought those Lazy Susans and had to have the red and yellow ones.
      We just got back from a local hike near the river and it is already a hot 90 degrees here. Camping in heat on purpose isn’t happening (your wife isn’t that wrong). Sorry you joined the Covid club, but your symptoms seem mild, thank goodness!

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  4. Lovely mustard photos, Teri. I can’t wear the color, but I can enjoy it all day long when it comes in flowers and sunrises. Sorry that the heat has been such a damper on summer plans for you. It’s almost over. Until then, keep watering your garden, trees, and yourself. 🙂

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  5. Terri,
    I love mustard, both the color and the condiment…the hotter, the better. Your sunflowers are as lovely as ever. My contribution is a picture of some very yellow Goldenrod sitting alongside the marsh at Edisto Beach State Park, SC. Have a great week!

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  6. While I don’t have any yellow clothes to wear, a hint of yellow in my wardrobe adds color and joy and I do love this mustard tint in nature. Mark recently bought a dark yellow hat at the thrift store for $1, so this color will become a bigger part of my life now. 🙂

    I’m sure your travel trailer has at least one battery, so you should be able to run a 12V fan or two. Better than nothing. But, I agree with you that camping in this kind of weather is no fun. Having spent many days now in and around our sun-beaten camper in the upper nineties is extremely uncomfortable. Those days, the thermometer inside showed 99 as it doesn’t go any higher…

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    1. Enjoy looking at Mark in that mustard hat, Liesbet! 💛 I will have to look into that battery, Hans would know! I bought a couple of USB powered fans which helped us in July. Sounds pretty hot in your camper, yikes. I think being the age past 55 I have little heat tolerance!

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  7. Mustard – the color is the color of my birthstone, topaz. As a child, I felt cheated that other people had such beautiful colors for their birthstones, but over the years I have come to love the color. You could be a mustard salesperson with this post, Terri. Your pictures are rich and beautiful. Thanks for linking, too. I’m glad you’re back this week but sorry the weather was so hot you couldn’t go on your trip. Our weather is perfect today. Vince and I went for a walk – TOGETHER even though he doesn’t like walking as much as I do, he couldn’t resist the beautiful day. September and cooler weather for you is coming soon. 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Marsha for that kind compliment! My daughter loves yellow and has adopted this birthstone as hers; she doesn’t like garnet! Glad you have nice weather for walking…you go, Vince! My blogger friend and I walked this morning with our dogs, cool and cloudy here , a welcome relief. Talk soon, I have news!

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    1. Hi Jez, I tried to leave a comment on your post and it sent me an error message. Could by my chrome, who knows, but I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the gorgeous yellows and I really liked the orange rescue ring against the yellow pole!

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      1. Someone else just mentioned the same problem, Jez. I still can’t open posts on my phone from emails and like or comment without logging in…then WP just sits there. Hopefully, WP will work it out! Erg.


  8. I love the expression – volunteer sunflowers, Terri. How lucky to have the birds and wildlife plant them for you.

    Like you, I’m not too fond of the intense heat. I’ve not been ill from it, like you, but I’m not a fan of summer heat. Thank goodness Lady Autumn is almost here.

    We Brits also like English mustard on a roast beef dinner and ham (in a sandwich). English Mustard is also used in lots of recipes.

    As for yellow as a favourite summer colour, I’d have to go with blue. Yellow used to be my favourite colour, but it’s all about ‘blue’ for me now.

    Watch out for my Wordless Wednesday post featuring ‘Mustard’ tomorrow.

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    1. Thanks for the lovely comment, Hugh! Who doesn’t love when plants and flowers pop up on their own? I will have to look up English mustard. I think mustard works well on a strong meat dish. I certainly am looking forward to your WW post tomorrow, and thank you for the reminder 😉

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    1. Hi Donna, I can only comment from my own post…I just read your Comment issue post and I’m told I have to log in to reply.. Obviously I’m logged in so WP must be glitching. I haven’t had any issues on my end, except for yours. You are not the only one. Let WP know ASAP. Good luck!!

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      1. That is the exact issue I am having with yours, I have to log in first before commenting. (Just tried it again with your post this morning.) And yet your comment here came through fine and I’m able to reply with no problem. 🤔 Why issue between you and me? Your on my list I’m gathering to talk to WP about. 👍

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      2. Just attempted to comment on your beautiful osprey post, Donna…it asked for a log in to comment. When I did, a prompt from jetpack came up, I logged in and it was for a one-time log in to your site, but still didn’t work. When you contact them, let them know that…others are having issues. Jez couldn’t comment on this post, yet, you could. Weird! And your ospreys look amazing! 🙂

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      1. It is indeed. My second favourite is golden wheat as it turns. I had a hard time deciding which picture to submit. I would have done a post but we are on holidays and I’m living in the moment!

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