Monday, March 9, 2009

Blue Monday - What's for Lunch? Part 2

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Johnny and I had lunch this past Thursday at Scruby's Bar-B-Q, a local restaurant. It's one of his favorite places to eat. I told you about his lunch this past Friday. Now, it's my turn.

First, let's take a look at the huge mural across one wall of the restaurant. I could only show you a portion because the wider view showed the customers, and I have to respect their privacy. You can see that it's a Southern outdoor scene. There is a good bit of blue in the sky and water.

Here's the full mural, taken when it was first completed by the Scruby's folks.

This will show you some of the detail. It looks so real you want to touch it. Here's the left panel. It's a screened porch with a comfortable rocking chair. Notice the big tree with the initials carved into it, along with the red apples in the corner of the screen.

This is the center panel. Notice the sky and water have that special color: blue.

The right panel contains even more blue. See the ducks swimming in the blue water?

Here's what I had for lunch: ribs, sweet potato, cole slaw, and garlic bread. I sure wasn't blue that day!

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Blue Monday Participants
1. Susan
2. Kathy b
3. ~CC Catherine
4. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch)
5. M
6. ellen b
7. Karen :o)
8. Heidi Pocketbook
9. Karen
10. Sweetie
11. Baba
12. Helen
13. Marjorie
14. Charlotte
15. Lana G!
16. Theresa
17. My Rose Retreat
18. Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)
19. Nell - Aust
20. Christine (xinex)
21. Sheila
22. Deborah
23. Sandra
24. Mojo, NC, USA
25. Gemma
26. Gie
27. becky@AdultDeprived
28. Barbara
29. Shirley
30. LadyJane
31. Pagan Sphinx - Massachusetts
32. Lisa
33. Diane @ A Picture is......
34. Beverly
35. Gina Jo
36. Elizabeth
37. Debra Kaye
38. Shirls Rose Cottage
39. Mom in High Heels
40. bj
41. Judi
42. Jeanne
43. JudyBug
44. Tink *~*~*
45. Helen
46. JLS Hall
47. Lisa
48. Shelia
49. Ginger
50. Robyn (imjacobsmom)
51. Janie
52. Kathy
53. Becky
54. Linda\'s Blue Gate
55. Sherrie
56. Tricia
57. jenjen
58. Mary
59. Maurine
60. charli and me
61. Susan
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63. Florida Sue
64. Elaine
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66. Victoria @ Auction Girl Vintage
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Anonymous said...

What fun murals in that restaurant. The food looks so darn good, too!! Happy Blue to you Sally...

~CC Catherine said...

Hi Sally! mmmm...the murals are beautiful...but that platter of food looks even yummier... ~CC Catherine ;)

Heidi Pocketbook said...

When I saw the first picture, I thought it was looking outdoors and was surprised to read it was a mural! I enjoyed all the murals--what a neat place to eat and that plate looks mighty tasty.

Have a good Monday, Sally☺

Anonymous said...

Sally, you just keep on finding blue everywhere! Lovely mural.

Kathy b

Baba said...

Hi Sally, I also thought you were showing us outside the window shots..Looks like a neat place to eat.thanks for sharing your meal with us!!! Hugs, Baba

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

The mural was absolutely beautiful and so real looking.
The ribs weren't bad looking

Anonymous said...

What a great idea for wall art! The food looks absolutely delicious!!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

What a fantastic mural Sally. And the food looks so yummy !!!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

The murals are just stunning and the food just looks delicious. What a fabulous restaurant. Hugs, Marty

Cottage Contessa said...

Hi Sally, saw a link to you over on Tales from an OC Cottage and thought it would be fun to join your Blue Monday if that's ok. Great blue post! Wishing you a wonderful day!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)
Jacaranda Cottage.

♥ Kathy said...

Lunch looked great! And I just love murals. In the town I lived in in Oklahoma there was a huge mural of the train and station that used to be there. I think they're just beautiful!

Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...

Hi. I saw Blue Mondays on Ms. Karen's blog, Homespun Simplicity. I'm posting it on the 9th, of course. Thanks! Feel free to come by and check out my blog!


Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...

Hi. I saw Blue Mondays on Ms. Karen's blog, Homespun Simplicity. I'm posting it on the 9th, of course. Thanks! Feel free to come by and check out my blog!


Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...

Hi. I saw Blue Mondays on Ms. Karen's blog, Homespun Simplicity. I'm posting it on the 9th, of course. Thanks! Feel free to come by and check out my blog!


playsdolls said...

The mural is very pretty,something nice to look at while your having your meal.Those ribs and sweet potato look so yummy.

The Quintessential Magpie said...
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The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oops! Messed that up, Sally. It's late, and I'm tired. What fun murals! They are really neat! Glad you shared these with us.

I just got back from dinner with a fellow blogger, her husband, and their daughter. Had a GREAT time! Love them even more in person! :-)

Happy Blue Monday...


Sheila :-)

Anonymous said...

Great pictures of the murals - and the ribs look soooo yummy. :-)

Gemma Wiseman said...

Gorgeous mural enhancing the dining experience. Love the blue tones!

Bridget said...

What a great mural, it is brilliant to have the whole restaurant look like it has wall to wall windows.
Your ribs look pretty tasty but I have to confess that I am a big sissy girl when it comes to foods that you have to get messy to eat.

Gie's Tidbits said...

that's amazing mural...
happy blue monday.

Becky said...

That looks like a grand place to eat. I love that mural.

But I love ribs even more yummmmmmm...

Shirley said...

At first glance and from a distance, I thought that was a window. It's fabulous.

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sally, your mural is gorgeous. I love your closeups to get a better look. To top it off the food looks so good.


Barbara said...

Shelia, I need some help creating link with Blue Monday Poster.
I can't post it on my blog.

April said...

I love the way the restaurant is decorated! Very nice! Oh, a plate of BBQ ribs...have mercy!!!

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

Great Mural! Those ribs sure look delicious!

Mojo said...

I'm lovin' that blue plate special for sure!

Unknown said...

Looks like a great atmosphere! The ribs look delicious!

Anonymous said...

That is beautiful, Sally. And, your lunch looks delicious.

Unknown said...

That mural is wonderful!
I meant to tell you the last time I was here that I like your new header.

Anonymous said...

That must be very nice to be looking at that mural the entire back wall while having a bite to eat. BTW, those ribs looks yummy.


Anonymous said...

Hi Sally, No Mr. Linky. I have been over to link up since very early this am several times. HELP please.


Shirl said...

Good morning Sally! Happy Blue Monday! I love your post this week. I love mural's like that, we have a restaurent that has one like that also and I can just get lost in it.
Thank you for sharing.
Bless You, Shirl
SHirls Rose Cottage

Darlene said...

Morning Sally,

That mural looks BEAUTIFUL and what a talented artist to have painted all of that! Your plate of ribs and fixins' looks delicious! YUM!

bj said...

OMGosh, what a BEAUTIFUL painting...and the food looks delicious....Happy Blue Monday..
xo bj

Judi said...

Hi Sally
i'll be back to read...but can you remove the first link I put up for my blog? Its not working. The second one should be ok.

Mama of 4 Blessings said...

Beautiful blue in all of those:) That plate of food looks pretty good too! Happy Blue Monday
Gina Jo

Tink *~*~* said...

What a cute place and a great idea. If folks are feeling down because of dismal weather, they can always go there to get happy :)

Tink *~*~*
NOW PLAYING at My Mobile Adventures *~*~* :
Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter resort

jlshall said...

That really is a great mural. I especially love all those hearts carved on the tree. And that plate of ribs looks delicious, although I'd probably need a handful of Tums afterward!

Nanna said...

Awwww nothing like good bar-b-que, we have a Sonny's that is a lot like that, hope you're having a wonderful blue monday!

{oc cottage} said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh, I'll take your lunch any day of the week! Mmmmmmmm!

m ^..^

Anonymous said...

The mural is beautiful, and the ribs look even better!

Thank you for hosting Blue Monday!


Anonymous said...

Morning, Most Blue Sally! Oh, that mural is really nice - it looks very real! Now I like me some bar-b-que, but not ribs! Just give me something else and I'm in heaven. Mr. Precious would eat those ribs in a heart beat. I'm up and blueing with you this morning.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Anonymous said...

Now I'm hungry for some ribs! YUMMY!

tammy said...

That mural is amazing! Love it.

Jill said...

The mural is pretty but that food....mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

imjacobsmom said...

Mmm! Your food looks delish! I haven't had breakfast yet. Blogging comes first, you know....I too thought it was windows - how cool is that! Happy Blue Monday! ~ Robyn

Blondie's Journal said...

Hi Sally!

What a pretty mural and so realistic! Do you know who the artist is? It's huge~must have taken days to paint...

I sense you and you husband sort of like this place!! Your ribs looks scrumptious. How is the sauce?

Sorry I am late posting for Blue Monday, but it is there now!


Anonymous said...

Looks like a great lunch! And what a beautiful mural! I love the Spanish moss hanging from the trees.

The Raggedy Girl said...

The mural is really beautiful and I would have picked the very same things for lunch that you picked, good job!!

Roberta Anne

Anonymous said...

Gosh that is so pretty... looks like you are out in the country....... that is some good lookin food..

Sherrie said...

Hi Sally,
Love that mural! It's beautiful! Your lunch looks really yummy!! Mine is posted. Have a great day!!


Sweetie said...

Sally - No wonder you enjoy Scruby's Bar-B-Q. The mural is beautiful. Looking at those ribs makes my mouth water. What a lunch! Happy Blue Monday!

Judi said...

Happy Blue Monday Sally
What a lovely place that bbq place is. The murals are lovely and so lifelike. It must give one a nice feeling just sitting there and looking dreaming of nice places to be.

Your dinners yum too!
have a lovely day

Jen @ said...

What fun! Thanks for letting me join in the fun!


Musings of A Minister said...

No, you weren't blue and we know why! Forget the picture--as beautiful as it is,pass the ribs please.

Anonymous said...

Good afternoon Sally, I do love murals and this one is very beautiful! I was just telling my hubby this morning that I have been thinking about us going out for ribs and here is a fabulous rib dinner posted on your blog. Now I have to go get one for sure LOL

Anonymous said...

Yummy mural, yummy food. I must get down to Scruby's for some good BBQ.
Happy Blue Monday. Thanks for letting me get in on all the fun.

Missy Wertz said...

Nice mural Sally. Makes you feel like you are eating outside. Food looks yummy too!


This is my first time to do "BLUE MONDAY" and I'm not sure if I did it correctly.. but love all the blues..

Elaine said...

Oh boy....we love good BBQ....and this looks like the real thing! And that mural is so unique. Someone was obviously very talented. I've always admired those who can do that. I certainly can't but it's so nice to sit and enjoy it in a place like that. Wish we had one here in Phoenix. HAPPY Blue Monday!
Elaine :)

~♥~ Monica S said...

That looks so beautiful!
You know.. I thought that rockin' chair was in the room.. not in the mural! haha!!
Beautiful work!


Cathy said...

Looks like a big restaurant, Sally. I'm glad you enjoyed your meals there.

Dawn said...

THe murals are really lovely!! I'll bet they are just stunning in person.

Oh, and that lunch of yours look pretty good :) YUM!

take care,

Lorrie said...

The murals are just beautiful Sally, what a neat restaurant!

Susan (Between Naps On The said...

Sally...the mural is awesome! I love the screened porch part. :-) I always love to go places for dinner that have such a neat atmosphere...thanks for sharing it with us...almost as good as being there. And those, did those look good! Drooling all over my keyboard! LOL :-) Susan

Deborah said...

Wow that mural is so detailed. Must be even more spectacular in person. I came by early this morning and I was like oh good I can keep up with Blue Monday today. I visited everybody. Now I came back to see there are more than twice as many people as there were earlier. Oh my, I am going to be up till all hours checking out the blues ....
Have a great week Sally.

Karen said...

It's amazing how much blue can be found if we just look for it! Thanks for hosting this each week.

Cassiopeia Rises said...

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Libby's Library said...

I can smell and tasted the garlic bread, and the ribs - they look sooooooooooooo good. I need to hobblre into the kitchen now, as I'm drooling all over the keyboard.

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