Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Blue ....



Here we are at my very favourite colour ... and i'm a bit perplexed when it comes to saying something about it ... it's the sky, it's the sea ... it's kind of the question isn't it??? what lies in and above those beautiful blue skies, and what lies below those beautiful blue seas ... it almost begs you to believe in something ... almost anything ... as we might never know the answers to those questions ... so blue in all of its glory, holds many secrets and things still undiscovered.

Blue, especially a robins egg/turquoise type of blue has always been my favourite ... never red ... never yellow, or purple or pink ... When i was young ... my bedroom was the most beautiful shade of robins egg blue. and i loved that room, the room of my childhood ... and the house .... such a great house ... and then we moved when i was 13 to a brand new house ... with builders beige on every wall ... to a house that i felt was devoid of personality despite its gold and green 70's decor ... and i absolutely missed the blue of my old room .... and i think i have been searching for it ever since ... sometimes i come very close to seeing it. My blog is almost but not quite that same blue ... my blog is a little creamier than the blue that i hold in my memories ... every paint colour has always been too green, too yellow, too bright, too dull ... so i guess this room and the beautiful walls will reside inside my head as a memory ... never to be recreated ... with all of those other memories of the old house ...

this post was brought to you by the colour BLUE, the beautiful and soulful Jenny Matlock and her Rainbow Summer School Meme ... check it out ... and enjoy the day reading some very interesting takes on the colour blue!

here are some blue photos from my part of the world ....

a blue sign


another blue sign ... this one with wonderful art

speaking of art ... love the blue window panes on this art supply store

also loving this blue bottomed rainbow water taxi

blue water and sky ... the blues are always changing

even the mountains look blue ...

yesterdays summer sky ...


29 comments:

signed...bkm said...

Lovely post....I love robin egg blue too...it calms the soul....bkm

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Those picures were beautiful! Blue is my favorite color too...all shades of blue!

Anna said...

What a beautiful mini-essay about the colour blue! Your childhood memories about your robin's egg-blue room remind of my mother painting the entire interior of our house blue with white trimmings, inspired by Thomas Jefferson's Montecello. Blue was a cool colour, and exactly what my mother longed for during the long, sweltering Virginia-summers before the age of air-conditioning. She missed the cool summers of her childhood Sweden.

Lovely photos too!
Best wishes,
Anna
For the benefit of other readers:
Anna's Rainbow Blue Jewellery

Rinkly Rimes said...

You certainly found a variety of blues in your Blue Heaven!

Viki said...

I love all your blues. I wonder why you can't find just the right blue from your childhood, seems weird lol.

Teresa said...

Such beautiful blue pictures and a wonderful, wistful blue memory. Excellent blue post!

Debbie said...

I sure love seeing a Blue sky...we live in the Carolinas and see plenty...however I love to see them in other parts too.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Isn't funny how we can have color memories. I remember colors from my childhood too.

Thanks for stopping by.

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Such pretty mountain shot!

Melinda Cornish said...

Find a robins egg and take it into a paint store and have them match it and then paint your bedroom....then order a blythe doll.......just kidding....I love how you say that you are still searching for the blue of your bedroom....I like that, it sounds like a great memory!

Kathy said...

Lovely post my friend and beautiful blue photos! Sounds like your room when you were little was a place I would want to spend a lot of time in!

Sue said...

From one lover of blue to another...Nice post!

=)

Kat said...

What a beautiful memory of your childhood home. I hope that someday you find that perfect blue. Great photos. Love that water taxi!

Julienne said...

I wonder if any of our childhood memories can ever be reproduced! Lovely post

My name is PJ. said...

Beautiful blues!!

myorii said...

I love the color blue too :) Those are great blue pictures you shared. I really love the ones with the blue sky...they're so beautiful :)

5thsister said...

I hope you find that blue you are searching for!

Nora Johnson said...

Hi again!

Love all the lovely blues in your post!

Happy Rainbow Blue,

LOLA:)

btw My Rainbow Blue link is here for you!

laterg8r said...

excellent blue post :D

i am happy to say that the smurfy blue of my house is now almost entirely painted over - wooot wooot LOL :D

Izzy said...

Love your blue post and the photos. hopefully you'll find the perfect blue and paint the room of your childhood memories.

Cheryl said...

Love all your blues except the blues about blues. Here's something my cousin, who's insane, wrote recently after trying and failing to find the perfect robin's egg blue. The two preceding posts are worth a look too. I told her so, but she wouldn't listen.

Shiny Red Houses: Paint: A Journey into Madness- The Final Chapter

Jenny said...

What a lovely and thoughtful post about trying to recapture a memory with eyes that no longer see things exactly the same.

I know the feeling you speak of...you can't quite capture it...it is close but just elusively missing some component that makes it perfect.

I really enjoyed reading this.

It spoke to my heart.

A+

Jingle said...

the last image is my favorite,
beautiful taste of blues,
Happy Weekend!

easternsparkle said...

It's strange that so many memories are wrapped up in colours! Some lovely photos as well!

Pondside said...

Blue is my favorite colour too. I'm never happier than when I'm under a big sky, beside the ocean, on a beach full of blue mussel shells - then I feel I've got almost enough blue!

Lourie said...

Blue is a very calming color. Except when it is the Blue Meanies. ;)

Tina said...

the rainbow taxi is gogeous. its amazing how much blue you can see when your out and about

Susan said...

beautiful blue post! love that water taxi, and I'd love be inside that art supply store, LOL!
Susan

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