Monday, May 28, 2012

Blue Monday - Basketball Hoop

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Today is Memorial Day. We remember; our flag is up.


On our never-ending search for items of Blue, we spotted this portable basketball hoop a few blocks from our house. Of course, I'm also showing you the beautiful Florida Blue sky. We're experiencing a terrible drought, so we see plenty of these pretty skies!

What? The portable basketball hoop doesn't look very Blue to you?

Well, here's a closer shot. Can you see the Blue outlining the backboard with a square of Blue in the center?

The question of the day is, do you find portable basketball hoops placed in driveways attractive or eyesores?

Happy Blue Monday!

1. J.Rye
2. Macadamia Nut Cookies
3. iShoppe
4. Rose
6. LaVoice
7. RobinfromCA
8. Aktuella bilder, Sweden
9. Gardening with Kids
10. Chubskulit
11. Min fotoblog
12. SwedishCorner - DownUnder
13. Gittan Sweden
14. mizhelle
15. Jeanne, backyard neighbor
16. Riet, Holland
17. Grace-Kids Turf
18. Leovi - Drifting into my solitude
19. Hyde Daily Photo
20. Anni, Sweden
21. Annette
22. HansHB
23. Christine
24. Marleen, The Netherlands
25. 4U2
26. Magical Mystical Teacher
27. Carol Ann - Blue Trimmed Church
28. Jim, Sydney, Australia
29. Magical Mystical Teacher #2
30. Rosewalk Cottage
31. Rita aka Cashjocky
32. Tina´s PicStory
33. LadyD
34. Cashjocky
35. Leovi - Nightmare
36. GVK. Chennai, India
37. Jackie/Jake
38. Luna Miranda
39. Christine
40. Have A Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson
41. Lina
42. Hyacinths for the Soul
43. twiggy
44. Barbara F.
45. Schotzy @ Wings of Eagles
46. alexa in nyc, usa
47. hapzydeco
48. Adin B
49. Myrna-My Enchanted Home
50. Cat
51. Loui♥
52. John McElveen
53. meoww
54. jheylo
55. Dinah
56. The Rebel Sweetheart

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Blue Monday - Dermatologist Delight

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Johnny worked outside in sunny South Florida most of his life, and because of his exposure to the sun, he now has to be checked by a dermatologist every six months. Recently, he had to have a skin cancer removed from his back. It was done as an outpatient at the doctor's office. I went along with him and look what I spotted in the waiting room! A curio cabinet chock full of Blue Glass and Blue medicine tubes! I tell you, Blue is everywhere.

Johnny had his stitches removed this past Friday, and was told that the "margins were clear," which means that the doctor succeeded in removing all of the cancer. Hooray!

Happy Blue Monday!

1. Chubskulit
2. Spice Up Your Life
3. Blues in the Graden
4. Persona's Eye View
5. iShoppe
6. Jim, Sydney, Australia
7. Rose
8. Kids e-Connection
9. Rajesh, India
10. Crab Apple
11. Loui♥
12. Leah H.
13. XyeXyrus
14. SwedishCorner-DownUnder
16. Aktuella bilder, Sweden
17. alexa in nyc, usa
18. Riet, Holland
19. Tina´s PicStory
20. Jeanne, backyard neighbor
21. LaVoice
22. Min fotoblog
23. JanzCrystalz
24. GVK. Chennai, India
25. Luna Miranda
26. Magical Mystical Teacher
27. Kim,USA
28. Hyde Daily Photo
29. Patriotic Decorations
30. Leovi - Lay your head down in my arms
31. The Rebel Sweetheart
32. Pie
33. mizhelle
34. Eden, Australia
35. Carol Ann - Quick Visit
36. Jessica Cassidy
37. Beverly @How Sweet The Sound
38. Jackie/Jake
39. Anything About Bella
40. The French Hutch
41. The Woman In Me
42. Sweet Nothings
43. LadyD
44. Lina
45. Karen, Pixel Posts
46. dana of the stone rabbit
47. 4U2 Sweden
48. Leovi - Look me beyond the scars
49. Cottage Blue Chocolate Box
50. hapzydeco
51. Amber--Mmm :)
52. Diann @ The thrifty Groove
53. Elaine
54. Hot Air Balloon
55. Marleen, The Netherlands
56. Dimple
57. jheylo
58. Adin B
59. Susan @ My Place to Yours
60. Joy@Books and Life
61. John McElveen

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Monday, May 14, 2012

Blue Monday - Graduation Day Times Two!

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After you've linked in, it's a good idea to check your link. I continue to find
defective links. (That prevents comments from coming your way.) Sometimes I can fix a defective link, and so I do. But on occasion, there is a link that cannot be fixed by me. If the Blogger has left a comment, I can notify that person, but (alas!) if no comment has been left--can you imagine THAT--I cannot notify the Blogger of the error and have no choice but to delete the link. {sigh}

Click on each other's links and spread some joy by wishing them a Happy Blue Monday!

May 5th, Johnny and I traveled to Gainesville, Florida, to celebrate two graduates! Here we are with Caeli, wearing her honor cords around her neck. See, the Blue cords? Her tassel is also Blue and orange, the school's colors. Do we look proud or what?

She's holding the Undergraduate Student Academic Achievement Award that she was presented.

As winner of that award, Caeli was honored to speak for her graduating class. This shot was taken by her Uncle Allen, our son, using his cell phone. I know it's a bit blurry, but you can still see some Blue in the background, the sign on the podium, and her cords and tassel.

Here's Caeli at her home with plenty of Blue.

Caeli's younger sister, Ara, graduated May 4th from Santa Fe Community College with honors and her AA degree. This is a shot of our son-in-law, Michael, Ara, and our daughter, Debi. This Fall, Ara plans to attend the University of Florida to continue the work on her Bachelor's. There is a touch of Blue in her honor cords. We're super proud of her too!

I hope you had a good Mother's Day. I certainly did.
I'm including pictures of the beautiful Blue blooms Debi sent me for Mother's Day.

I have no idea the name of these flowers; they look like small roses. Do you know what they're called?

Happy Blue Monday!

1. BarbaraF.
2. J.Rye
3. Steel Mill
4. Persona's Eye View
5. Travels & Wandering
6. Chubskulit
7. Robin's Eggs
8. SwedishCorner-DownUnder
9. Rose
10. iShoppe
11. Anne
12. Photos by January
13. XyeXyrus
14. Kim,USA
15. Jim, Sydney, Australia
16. mizhelle
17. LaVoice
18. Have A Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson
19. Riet, Holland
20. Min fotoblog
21. Luna Miranda
22. Diann @ The thrifty Groove
23. Rita aka Cashjocky
24. Leovi - Steps in the night
25. Tina´s PicStory
26. Sweet Nothings
28. Diana at velvet moth studio
29. 4U2 Sweden
30. Eden,Australia
31. Magical Mystical Teacher
32. Debbie-Dabble
33. Jessica Cassidy
34. Beverly @How Sweet The Sound
35. Rosewalk Cottage
36. Currier and Ives - Part Three
37. Sarah ~ Magnolia Surprise
38. The Rebel Sweetheart
39. LadyD
40. Lina
41. Nattsyrransphoto
42. Karen, Pixel Posts
43. Susan @ My Place to Yours
44. Leovi - Remember me
45. Ms. Redo
46. Marit
47. Stephanie@gildedjunque
48. Debbie day 7 in Southern France
49. Aktuella bilder, Sweden
50. Joy @Books and Life
51. Powder Blue Car..I'm in LOVE
52. Birds of A Feather
53. Patricia
54. hapzydeco
55. Myrna-My Enchanted Home
56. Mama duck's happy mother's day
57. John McElveen

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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Blue Monday - Mr. Pig and Miss Frog

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With all of the Blogger changes, I no longer trust Blogger to work smoothly. Therefore, I have set Blue Monday to begin super early this week. I did this because I will be away from my computer. Blue Monday will not close until 11:20 PM EST.

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This glass table sits right inside the front door. We have sidelight windows on both sides of our door, allowing the sunlight to stream through each morning; of course, this makes everything sparkle.

Some time ago, a generous blogger, Barbara, from The Purple Goat Lady, sent me these Blue and white figurines by Andrea of Sadek. I wrote about it here. Because I love Blue, I have especially enjoyed this pig and frog. They usually live inside my china cabinet, but when Easter was over, and the decorations put away, I needed something to perk up my front entrance. The Blue and white figurines volunteered to help!

Here's a close-up of Mr. Piggy. I think he's smiling. How do I know it's a "he"?
Well, we all know Miss Piggy looks a tad different; in addition, she only has Blue eyes.
This guy is Blue and white all over!

Thinking along those lines, here's a close-up of Miss Froggy. How do I know it's a "she"?
Have you ever seen Kermit looking even a tiny bit Blue? Of course not!

Happy Blue Monday!

1. Titbelsoeur
2. Riet, Holland
3. Jessica Cassidy
4. Marleen, The Netherlands
5. Debbie-Dabble
6. Amber (Hangin' Out in the Sunflower Patch)
7. Have A Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson
8. Kim, USA
9. SwedishCornerDownUnder
10. teacoziecottage
11. Jim, Sydney, Australia
12. January
13. Anne
14. Baby Swimwear
15. Mylene
16. mizhelle
17. Rajesh, India
18. Bird Seeds
19. Travels & Wandering
20. Chubskulit
21. Sweet Nothings
22. Spice Up Your Life
23. Blue Rosary Beads
24. Rose
25. J.Rye
26. alexa in nyc, usa
27. Pat ~ Mille Fiori Favoriti (USA)
28. Mel C.
29. Aktuella bilder, Sweden
30. Min fotoblog
31. Luna Miranda
32. Leovi - Let's put our shoulders
33. Pie
34. Rune K
36. 4U2 Sweden
37. XyeXyrus
38. Pembrokeshire Lass
39. notes from the tiny napping house
40. Rita aka Cashjocky
41. Anni, Sweden
42. Eden,Australia
43. Thorgun, Sweden
44. Magical Mystical Teacher
45. Becky K.
46. The French Hutch
47. love and living
48. Jeanne, backyard neighbor
49. Leovi - Sometimes it is better to mourn
50. Black Eyed Susans Kitchen
51. Cake
52. beagleAnnie
53. Lina
54. Rosewalk Cottage
55. John McElveen
56. Sarah ~ Magnolia Surprise
57. Emzkie, PA
58. HansHB
59. Joy@Books and Life
60. Jamie@Him, Me, and our Three
61. Schotzy@Wings of Eagles
62. Marit
63. Myrna-My Enchanted Home
64. Katherine | oh nerdiness
65. Carol Ann - Crockery Bowl
66. jheylo

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