Monday, April 25, 2011

Mellow Yellow Monday #118 - Floral Scene - April 25, 2011

I was driving in San Mateo, CA recently and was so glad I had my camera with
me when I passed this beautiful scene on a quiet street.  San Mateo is only about
12 miles from Daly City but the difference in weather is amazing.  We are often
covered in whisps of eerie fog while San Mateo is bright and sunny and at least
ten to fifteen degrees warmer or, in winter, possibly ten degrees cooler.

I am participating in one of my favorite memes, Mellow Yellow Monday!
Check out the site to see other yellow contributions and add one of your own.


  1. These are beautiful yellow flowers, I always make it a point to keep my camera handy whenever i go out.

    Thanks for dropping by

  2. beautiful red yellow flowers
    nice pic

  3. Wow 12miles difference takes a lot of weather change huh. That amazes me! Love that sight Spring is indeed here ^_^ Happy weekdays!


  4. Glad you stop and took photos on that pretty flowers!

  5. great shot of the beautiful garden. love the flowers no matter what color they are!

    my MYM is up, please check it out here Easter Egg Hunting

  6. I love visiting your blog, it is so expressive.

    Enjoy your week. x

  7. oh, so beautiful and inspiring indeed Carmen. i guess, for most parts of the West Coast, there is big difference between weather along the coast and several miles inland, giving us more choices. If we miss the sun, we can go inlang, if we miss the fog, we can go along the coast.

  8. Wow, what vibrant color. This shot is just gorgeous.

  9. Anonymous4:12 PM

    Nearly too good to be true. Thank you. Please have a good Tuesday.

    daily athens

  10. Hope your days are as beautiful as the flowers.

  11. What a great selection of colors for a flower bed. Sure to cheer any neighborhood.

  12. Those are gorgeous blooms!

  13. Vinni -
    You and I are the same - our cameras ever at the ready...don't want to miss a good shot!

    sm -
    It was just a tiny house in an older area of San Mateo but that brilliant planting of flowers made it look like a million dollars!

    Kim, USA -
    It is really true about the weather variances in the Bay area - from San Franciso, especially, if you go over one of the bridges!

    Malay-Kadazan girl -
    I keep saying I'm going to driv up and down the streets of San Mateo and take pictures. You won't find the Victorians of San Francisco there but I love the small old houses with their bright flower plantings.

    texas_sweetie -
    I was amazed at all the flowers in bloom the day I was out and about in San Mateo, especially the magnificent roses. They were so gorgeous.

    Glynis -
    I am so honored when you take time away from writing your novel to visit me!!

    Betchai -
    You are so right about our weather. If you search enough, you'll find the sun!

    Poetic Shutterbug -
    That floral display was in the yard of a tiny little, old house - probably built in the 40's.

    ρομπερτ -
    I can't tell you how much those flowers lifted my spirits. One can't have the gloomies after seeing something so cheery.

    rainfield61 -
    You are such a dear, my Malaysian friend. I love your good wishes.

    Sharkbytes - Whoever planted this bed of flowers certainly had an eye for curb appeal!!

  14. What a gorgeous area of flowers! It is wonderful to see.