#writephoto — Mellow Yellow

39E52DA9-9E28-487D-B554-5F6C4BFF119BAs the brothers walked down the path, yellow tipped flowers growing in abundance on both sides and nearly as far as the eye could see, Ronald suddenly started humming the old Donovan song, “Mellow Yellow.”

Donald got a broad smile on his face and uttered the words, “quite rightly.” Both of them cracked up.

The young men then started singing together. “I’m just mad about Saffron, Saffron’s mad about me. I’m just mad about Saffron, she’s just mad about me. They call me mellow yellow (quite rightly). They call me mellow yellow (quite rightly).”

By the time they finished singing those words, Ronald and Donald were doubled over with laughter. “Who is Saffron, anyway?” Ronald asked Donald.

“I don’t know, but I heard that mellow yellow refers to a rumor back in the sixties that one could get high from smoking dried banana skins,” Donald said.

“Oh yeah?” said Ronald. “Well I heard that the song is about being cool and laid-back.”

“Well,” said Donald, “I heard that the ‘electrical banana’ in the song is about women’s battery-operated vibrators. They were just appearing on the scene at that time.”

Once again, both men cracked up. “Pass me that joint, brother,” Ronald said.

“Here you go,” Donald said. “Wow, these flowers sure are yellow.”

“And I sure am mellow,” quipped Ronald.


Written for this weeks Thursday Photo Prompt from Sue Vincent.

And, in case you were wondering, here’s Donvan’s song.

11 thoughts on “#writephoto — Mellow Yellow

    • Fandango February 15, 2018 / 11:37 am

      I do to, although I didn’t know what “electric bananas” were supposed to be. 😱

      Liked by 1 person

  1. Sight11 February 15, 2018 / 12:53 pm

    I think if we meet you have to tell me all about your youth Sensei. I got a feeling that most of the time you were stoned.

    Liked by 1 person

      • Sight11 February 16, 2018 / 1:47 am

        We, that means Mrs. Fandango too.. Yikes a pot couple. Don’t tell me you were stoned during your wedding too..?

        Liked by 1 person

  2. James February 22, 2018 / 12:25 pm

    I had no idea you were that old. 😀

    I remember when that song was popular on the radio. (I am that old).

    Liked by 1 person

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