Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Life Looks Pretty in Blue

Last weekend my husband and I went to our local Botanic Garden to walk for a bit. I took my camera. Other than the sky and water there are not a lot of other blue things in nature but since I started this blog I look for and see blue wherever I go. I pointed out these rocks near the water and said aren't they a pretty blue? He said "Yeah . . . in a kind of greenish-gray way."

What? They're BLUE. Those rocks are blue.
What he saw . . .
Walking along I noticed the water also seemed so . . . blue.  I was ecstatic. So much brilliant blue in nature today! Now that I was looking for it.
Still slightly green-gray to him.
I was seeing the prettiest blues wherever I went.
Blue gravel!

He wasn't finding glory in the "blueness" of nature that day. Either he was being contrary or he just didn't get it. Then he said, "Wait a minute, give me your glasses."  Don't know why it took us so long to figure out that even though the lenses on my new sunglasses look black, they are tinted - BLUE!  Duh. Of course. His are tinted green-gray. So my view of the world on a sunny day is  . . . blueish. I don't really think I would have it any other way.

I know for sure these were definitely blue . . . .

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Little Blue Box

You can never have too many blue containers. At first I thought I'd use this little blue box from The Container Store for some of my bracelets.
But I decided it's perfect storage for my 2-inch blue squares.
Now they're out of the plastic bag  : )
I need to cut more of these so I'm ready for anything. Bought a red one and a green one too but that's a whole other blog.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Rainy Day Blues

Of course, all this rain we are expected to get means that the trees will be green and flowers will be blooming soon!
Staying inside today and playing around with some blue squares.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Welcome to Something Blue

I love the color blue. Blue is calming. It's a sentimental color. Blue was a latecomer among colors used in art and decoration, and one of the last colors to be named in any language. Cave paintings did not contain blue. Blue was scorned by the ancient Greeks as ugly and barbaric. In Egypt, blue was associated with the sky and with divinity. Blue was considered the color that would protect the dead against evil in the afterlife. In medieval Europe, as people began to associate the color blue with the Virgin Mary, the color entered the Church and gained a wide influence. Eventually it became a royal color, and later a political and military color. Today, most people pick it as their favorite color.

Artists who loved blue -

                    Blue Dancers by Degas

                       Monet's Water Lilies


              Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh

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( I think I like this one better - Starry Night Over The Rhone, also painted by Van Gogh.)

So many things I own and love are blue. In many different shades. Everywhere I look my eye goes to those things that are colored blue first. If I have a choice in anything, I almost always pick the blue one.

My daughter surprised me with this journal for Mother's Day last year because she knows I love blue and birds and writing. It has a pretty "bejewelled" blue and white magnetic clasp.
It's become my new Gratitude journal. Among other things today . . . I'm grateful for the color blue! 

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Something Blue Blog

 Come back next week to see more photos of pretty blue things.

I found this plate and pitcher at a garage sale and could not resist buying them.