There is so much green foliage in sight in July that many plants have yellow flowers in order to be more obvious to the insects and birds who help to spread their pollen.
Lots of green on this 25 degree, overcast morning:
All of these flowers are essentially yellow:
The tiny flowers of grasses are also yellow:
the following have at least some yellow:
This morning’s group:
Species list: ring-billed gull, mourning dove, rock pigeon, hairy woodpecker, eastern pewee, eastern phoebe, bank swallow, blue jay, Carolina wren, gray catbird, American robin, blue-gray gnatcatcher, cedar waxwing, European starling, warbling vireo, yellow warbler, American redstart, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, brown-headed cowbird, Baltimore oriole, orchard oriole, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, song sparrow. (25 species)
A windpuff-bonnet of fáwn-fróth
Turns and twindles over the broth
Of a pool so pitchblack, féll-frówning,
It rounds and rounds Despair to drowning.
What would the world be, once bereft
Of wet and of wildness? Let them be left,
O let them be left, wildness and wet;
Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet. -Gerard Manley Hopkins