Monday, July 30, 2012

Blue Monday - Olympics

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Did you watch the opening of the 2012 Olympics? It was held in London this past Saturday night and was a spectacular event! Of course, we watched it on TV, and we found a bunch of Blue to share with you today.

Blue sheeting is extended across the audience.
(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Even though the uniforms were not made in America,
they're still Navy Blue.

During a funny skit, the queen seems to jump from a helicopter.
Great Britain's flag as well as the background of the sky are Blue.
Photo Sun.

The Tower Bridge, already trimmed in Blue now displays the Olympic Rings--one of which is Blue.
Photo Examiner.

The crowd was bathed in Blue lights.
This is shortly after the lighting of the torch.
(AP Photo/Mark Baker)

The ceremony closed with an emotional Paul McCartney singing,
Hey Jude. What an excellent job he did!
Here he takes a bow with the background in our color: Blue.
Photo NY Daily News.

I must admit that this is the first time I've ever watched
an Olympic Opening. Now, I realize how much I've missed.
Did you see any of it?

Happy Blue Monday!

Blue Monday Participants
1. Magical Mystical Teacher
2. Chubskulit
3. LaVoice
4. Travels & Wandering
5. J.Rye
6. Old Car
7. Rajesh, India
8. Spice Up Your Life
9. Carol Ann. Antique Station
10. Rose
11. eJoops
12. Jim, Sydney, Australia
13. Anne
14. SwedishCorner DownUnder
15. Toronto Canada
16. RobinfromCA
17. The Rebel Sweetheart
18. Barbara F.
19. XyeXyrus
20. Deliciously Spicy Moments
21. Nails and Kolours
22. mizhelle
23. Gittan Sweden
24. Rinkly Rimes
25. Min Fotoblog
26. meoww
27. Jidhu Jose
28. Hyde Daily Photo
29. Pictografio
30. Sweet Nothings
31. alexa in nyc, usa
32. Anything About Bella
33. Joy: Eye catching
34. The Woman In Me
35. 4U2 Sweden
36. Pie
37. Nick, Melbourne
38. NixPixMix
39. Leovi - The yearning to be away from here
40. Tito Eric of Panglao Island
41. Eden, Australia
42. Wordless
43. Jessica Cassidy
44. My Place to Yours
45. LadyD
46. Blogger's Notes
47. Sherry
48. Kim,USA
49. Mary,MI
50. Jeanne
51. sandi @ the whistlestop cafe
52. Magical Mystical Teacher #2
53. Lina
54. Leah H.
55. CailinMarie
56. Maria's Space
57. Jackie
58. AnnA, Sweden
59. Anni, Sweden
60. Leovi - I light an imaginary love in my room
61. hapzydeco
62. Diann @ The thrifty Groove
63. Beverly @How Sweet The Sound
64. Just a Little Southern Hospitality
65. Ann
66. Marleen, The Netherlands
67. Visits With Mary
68. Christine, Three Gentlemen and a Lady
69. Adin Blankenship
70. Finch Rest
71. Loui♥
72. 4joy
73. Marit
74. Myrna-My Enchanted Home
75. Mel Cole
76. Emzkie, PA
77. Hope and Sunshine...
78. Moe Lauher, SC

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Blue Monday - Packages of Blue

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Many people place the Blue Monday button on the top of their post so that visitors can easily spot it. Another Blue Monday button can be placed on the sidebar of your blog. (Directions: Just put your mouse on top of the Blue Jay Blue Monday button. There's one on my post and another on my sidebar. Right click and drag it onto your desktop. If you have a Mac, click and drag onto your desktop, without lifting your finger off the mouse. Now, you have a button on your desktop! You can load it onto your blog.) Some choose to place the link within the Blue Jay button. You can find that code on my sidebar.

Visit other Blue participants by clicking on their links and wishing them a Happy Blue Monday!

On a recent drive, Johnny and I spotted a pile of Blue packages stacked up in front of a store. Of course, we pulled the car over and began snap, snapping away! Can you guess what these Blue packages contain?

I'll give you another clue. Here's the store where they're sold. Notice it has plenty of Blue too.

A close-up of the Blue packages reveal that they are bags of salt for swimming pools!

Here's another shot of the store. Notice the ducky on the Blue roof.

I have no need to buy pool salt as I have no pool. How about you?

Happy Blue Monday!

1. Magical Mystical Teacher
2. Leah H.
3. Pleasurable Hobbies
4. Chubskulit
5. J.Rye
6. Badminton
7. eJoops
8. LaVoice
9. Anne
10. XyeXyrus
11. Spice Up Your Life
12. Deliciously Spicy Moments
13. Rose
14. Fitness and Family
15. Christine
16. Riet, Holland
17. Jim, Sydney, Australia
18. SwedishCorner DownUnder
19. Jeanne
20. Min Fotoblog
21. Tina´s PicStory
22. Luna Miranda
23. Hyde Daily Photo
24. Leovi - embers burning
25. Gittan Sweden
26. Lina
27. Pictografio
28. Linnea
29. meoww
30. Joger Pin, Amiko
31. Eden, Australia
32. Jackie
33. Name your price! @ My Place to Yours
34. CailinMarie
35. Beverly @How Sweet The Sound
36. LadyD
37. Christmas in July
38. One last project in my BLUE Den
39. Pie
40. 4joy
41. hapzydeco
42. Jessica Cassidy
43. Kim,USA
44. Ann
45. Sweet Nothings
46. Kat
47. Leovi - Stripped of my soul
48. Blue Rose of Sharon
49. Finch Rest
50. Diann @ The thrifty Groove
51. iWander
52. One Eyed Monster
53. Marleen, The Netherlands
54. The Rebel Sweetheart
55. Janice
56. John McElveen
57. Adin Blankenship
58. My Daily Babble
59. Barbara F.
60. Fill My Cup with Blue
61. Tito Eric of Panglao Island
62. Loui♥
63. Schotzy
64. Wordless
65. Myrna-My Enchanted Home
66. Maria's Space
67. Bunny Jean
68. Mildred - France
69. Elaine

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Monday, July 16, 2012

Blue Monday - Bluebird Houses

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There was an interesting story in the Tampa Bay Times this past Thursday. Louis Nipper has built 266 bluebird boxes and placed them along the 46-mile span of the Withlacoochee State Trail. Because of his efforts, bluebirds are now frequently seen in the area.

"They're beautiful," he said. "I love their vibrant blue color."
He sounds like a guy well suited for Blue Monday!

I got this picture of an Eastern Bluebird from here.

Here Mr. Nipper is seen checking for bluebird eggs in one of the houses he built.

He keeps track of the number of eggs. Here you see three beautiful Blue eggs.

[Photos by OCTAVIO JONES | Times]

For the full story, click Tampa Bay Times.

Happy Blue Monday!

1. Anne
2. Fitness & Family
3. Antlers
4. Chubskulit
5. SwedishCorner - DownUnder
6. mizhelle
7. Riet, Holland
8. Spice Up Your Life
9. eJoops
10. Magical Mystical Teacher
11. Pleasurable Hobbies
12. Leah H.
13. Rose
14. Rajesh, India
15. Jeanne
16. mark, australia
17. Mannika
18. NixPixMix
19. Debbie Lake fun with Ann of TinandSparkle
20. meoww
21. Sherry--Boys in Blue
22. Jim, Sydney, Australia
23. XyeXyrus
24. Luna Miranda
25. Nails and Kolours
26. Min Fotoblog
27. Rabago Family Escapades
28. Anni, Sweden
29. Deliciously Spicy Moments
30. Life's Concealed Details
31. Rinkly Rimes
32. Fashion Momma
33. Pie
34. Hyde DP Extra
35. Hyde Daily Photo
36. Chie Wilks
37. Gittan Sweden
38. 4U2 Sweden
39. Judi @CranberryBlossom
40. HansHB
41. Miss Bloomers
42. Beverly @How Sweet The Sound
43. Eden, Australia
44. Black Eyed Susans Kitchen
45. LadyD
46. Mary,MI
47. Kim,USA
48. margaret Gosden
49. Jackie
50. 4joy
51. Hyacinths for the Soul
52. J.Rye
53. Pat~ Mille Fiori Favoriti--NYC
54. Elaine
55. Lina
56. Diann @ The thrifty Groove
57. twiggy
58. John McElveen
59. Marleen, The Netherlands
60. Loui♥
61. Gunsside, Norway
62. Joy@Books and Life
63. Calico Kitty
64. Myrna-My Enchanted Home

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Monday, July 9, 2012

Blue Monday - Candy Bar

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You may remember that our granddaughter, Lauren, got married this June. I reported that her colors were purple and Blue.

Instead of the traditional wedding cake, they served cupcakes, half were purple and the other half were Blue. Some cupcakes had white icing with a candy heart placed on top; others had a Blue candy circle with the letter D inscribed. (That's the first letter of the couple's last name.)

Rather than a cupcake, the couple wanted to have a small cake to cut.
Here's a picture of it. Note that big, Blue "D" on top.

A new wedding custom is to offer guests candy, along with some wedding cake.
A large table (a candy bar) held Blue, purple and silver candy (gummy bears, taffy, twisters, kisses, etc).

Guests lined up and helped themselves.
Please note the Blue tablecloth.

What did you serve for dessert at your wedding?

Happy Blue Monday!

1. Tina´s PicStory
2. Magical Mystical Teacher
3. Stars, Stripes and Blooms
4. Riet, Holland
5. Eden, Australia
6. A Couple of Projects....
7. Kermit and I Like Green
8. 4U2 Sweden
9. Lina
10. HansHB
11. Gittan Sweden
12. Christine
13. Savannah Granny
14. Jackie
15. Emzkie, PA
16. LaVoice
17. Gaylord Opryland Resort Nashville TN July 4th
18. Jim, Sydney, Australia
19. Bird's Bath
20. Grand Hotel @ My Place to Yours
21. Fitness & Faily
22. XyeXyrus
23. Jack Rabbit
24. Chubskulit
25. Pretty Lamp
26. Birthday Yummies
27. Rose
28. Deliciously Spicy Moments
29. Sherry
30. LadyD
31. Blue Jacket
32. Kids e-Connection
33. Mary,MI
34. Linnea
35. Pottery and Ivy
36. Pat ~ Mille Fiori Favoriti (USA)
37. Miss Robin Update
38. Linda
39. 4joy
40. Marleen, The Netherlands
41. Luna Miranda
42. Mannika
43. Leah H.
44. Debbie day 8 Driving to Venice
45. AnnA, Sweden
46. SwedishCorner - DownUnder
47. John McElveen
48. mark, australia
49. Gemma's Greyscale
50. Joy @Books and Life
51. Ann
52. sandi @ the whistlestop cafe
53. Myrna-My Enchanted Home
54. Gracia Fashionista
55. Bonz World
56. Amazing Grace
57. Elaine

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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Roses for Our Anniversary!

Precious Beverly at How Sweet the Sound hosts Pink Saturday

Please Pause at her Place to see Plenty of other Pretty Pink items that Precious Pink Participating People are Presently Presenting for your Perusing Pleasure.

They've Plotted, Planned, and Preformed to Perfection so you can take a Peek.


Today is our 54th wedding anniversary! Yes, on July 7, 1958, Johnny and I married. I had just turned 17, and Johnny had just turned 20. I'll save you the math. I'm 35 years old! Johnny is MUCH older!

People said it would never last! Oh, but it has lasted and lasted!

When I awoke this morning, he had this card and bunch of roses waiting for me.

It was too hard to get a quick shot of the card and roses together, but this is good enough to share.

I sure picked a winner, didn't I?

See you in two days for Blue Monday!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Blue Monday - Happy 4th of July!

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A few weeks ago, at Hobby Lobby, the shelves were stuffed with decorations available for the 4th of July celebration. (They're much emptier now.)

Of course, there's plenty of beautiful American Blue.
I was looking for an Uncle Sam to put in an apothecary jar.
However, they were either too small or too wide, so they wouldn't fit right.

Once again, I did not purchase anything. I guess I'm pretty picky!

Here's a Blue and white striped tent set up to sell fireworks.

More Blue can be found inside the tent. The fireworks had not yet been set out for display.

Johnny went back on another day when the shelves were stocked. He took this shot.

4th of July, Independence Day Glitter Graphic

Do you purchase decorations or fireworks?

Happy Blue Monday!

1. Magical Mystical Teacher
2. Glam Gloves
3. Chubskulit
4. Spice Up Your Life
5. Jim, Sydney, Australia
6. Riet, Holland
7. Cleome
8. J.Rye
9. Fitness & Family
10. SwedishCorner - DownUnder
11. XyeXyrus
12. Rose
13. twiggy
14. Am I Blue?
15. Deliciously Spicy Moments
16. Luna Miranda
17. Savannah Granny
18. Have A Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson
19. Pie
20. Loui♥
21. Gittan Sweden
22. LaVoice
23. mark, australia
24. HansHB
25. Jidhu Jose
26. Eden, Australia
27. Leovi - The valley of the dreams of love
28. The Den Reveal
29. mizhelle
30. Jeanne
31. Ash Tree Cottage
32. Rosewalk Cottage
33. Magical Mystical Teacher #2
34. Sweet Nothings
35. Marit
36. Everyday Meme
37. Judi @ Cranberry Blossom
38. LadyD
39. Jackie
40. Wings of Eagles
41. Pat ~ Mille Fiori Favoriti (USA)
42. Anne
43. Leovi - How can I be so shameless?
44. Hello July
45. Kim,USA
46. Mary, MI
47. Titbelsoeur
48. CailinMarie
49. Elaine
50. Barbara F.
51. Lina
52. Christine
53. Leah H.
54. Ann
55. Diann @ The thrifty Groove
56. Marleen, The Netherlands
57. Danielle
58. Joy@Books and Life
59. Just a Little Southern Hospitality
60. AnnA, Sweden
61. Clouds
62. 4U2 Sweden
63. Dice Bowl
64. Myrna-My Enchanted Home
65. Sherry
66. The Spirit of Christmas, Book 2
67. Kathy-Delightsome Life
68. Sunny109

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