Planet Earth Documentary Highlights Yellow Value: Welcome to the Jungle

After discussing the rise of yellow within the greenYgrey yesterday I would like to add that seeing more yellow in the Blighty landscape (having seen Boaty McBoatface on television again yesterday soon after I called Britain the good ship Blighty, maybe we could placate the separatist Scottish by renaming Britain: Blighty McBritface or something similar? Maybe I could become more popular by renaming myself Chavy McChavface?) was another factor.

A photo I took in height and width formats at John O’ Groats 18 months ago was a good example of it (a visit I made at a time when I had no Scottish interest in my life!).

Television Influence

The above photo(s) also reminded me of the Swedish landscape shown in detective series Wallander.

Television programmes such as that also played a part in the yellowing of the greenYgrey. I was reminded of that in particular by the jungle episode of Sir David Attenborough’s Planet Earth II series. Coincidentally (?), it was episode 3. The cover photo frog is like a meeting of greenygrey and PinkyOrangePurple POP!… although it also of course has many other colours.


There were many images throughout of the subtle blending of green, grey and yellow in the foliage, and this was mirrored by the jungle creatures, as they know that camouflage helps them survive. I just randomly entered the programme and found this shot straight away; as I remember it, there were similar great examples of greenYgrey throughout the hour:


What’s the Point?

You may be asking what’s the point of the above? The point is the same for any art and science, showing humanity the world around it, perhaps making humanity think about the world around them in a different way; perhaps answering a question humanity has been asking itself?

It’s what academics, artists and scientists are doing all the time, but I’m doing it for free, and presenting it first to the public… as the self-styled People’s Doctor! Of course, I am doing it for my own curiosity too, following the path I want (more of that in a couple of days), and trying to prove I have a good intelligent mind in some ways; for myself, my demographic, my primary interests, those who’ve helped and supported me, and for the natural world I love.

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