You’re yellow

A male American goldfinch retrieves some seeds off of a catnip mint plant.

While the statement “you’re yellow” is not a compliment, the color yellow seems to complement the summer season. It is evident in the blazing sun and various birds, butterflies, bees and blossoms. It is seldom seen in the blue hues of winter with the exception of an occasional PennDOT plow truck.


A busy bee on a sunflower.



A sulphur butterfly rests on some grass. Both the clouded sulphur and the orange sulphur can be found in Venango County.



Goldenrod in the area is beginning to bloom.



It’s too late to pick this lettuce as it sports yellow blossoms.



The morning sun cuts through the forest haze.


Crazy Critters


Sherman shows everybody how he feels about all this heat and humidity. His favorite season winter can’t get here fast enough.



(Anna Applegate is a newsroom staffer at The Derrick and The News-Herald. She manages the Good Times. She can be emailed at