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!

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Chubskulit Rose said...

Lots of blue!

Carol Ann said...

Thanks for hosting the party and I hope you are having a great Blue Monday!

Jim said...

I have an Olympic themed post today too. And it's blue.

Annesphamily said...

I love the Olympics and always try to catch the opening and closing ceremonies. It was quite lovely but I doubt anyone will be able to top the Chinese from 2008!
I like all the blues and since I am going to be very blue I hope you visit soon and see why! Hugs Anne

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Happy Blue Monday, Sally! We all loved the opening ceremony :) Have a great week. Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Oh, I forgot... Thanks for hosting ;)

Erica (Irene) said...

Thanks for hosting....and have a great Happy Blue Monday!!!

Beautiful pictures with blues. :-)

RobinfromCA said...

My favorite parts of the opening ceremonies were The Queen, Rowan Atkinson and Sir Paul. The rest was a little chaotic for me. I love the first week of the Olympics though. The swimming, gymnastics and diving are so much fun. We've also enjoyed the cycling this year! Happy Blue Monday!

Barbara F. said...

Sally, Olympic blues are wonderful! Happy Blue Monday. xo

Czjai said...

Have a great week ahead, Sally!
Happy Blue Monday! :)

Marice said...

Cool photos! I have not seen any of the games yet! need to catch up!

Happy Blue Monday Sally!

January Zelene said...

that's a lot of blue!

Happy Blue Monday Sally!:)

Gerald (SK14) said...

I didn't watch the Olympics opening ceremony but have been amused by some of the comments about the coverage abroad - especially the Americans who don't seem understand British humour.

bj said...

We need rain rain and more rain out here in West Texas. We have had more than we had last summer, and very thankful for it but....we sure would like a little more.
Hope you are feeling better..
xo bj

bj said...

We watched the opening ceremonies, too. We always watch as they are usually really great.
The swimming is my favorite summer event and it has been exciting so far. :)
xo bj

Rovie said...

We watched it on the television too. It was indeed amazing!

Joining this week Sally...

Rovie said...

Back again for my other entry.

Happy Blue Monday Sally!

joy said...

I missed it v=bacause I was invited to a birthday party. Nice seeing partof it in your blog!

Fashion Momma said...

I was able to watch the replay. I enjoyed every minute of it. Happy Blue Monday Sally!

My Blue.

Melbourne Australia Photos said...

Great selection of *blue* photos! Loved the Olympics theme.

Thank you for hosting, Sally!

Eden said...

I watched the opening ceremony too. Lots of blue.

Jessica said...

I miss the olympics opening as we were outside but watch some part of it :-) Thank you for hosting the Blue Monday Ms. Sally :-) beautiful blue pictures you have here :-)

LadyD Piano said...

Great series of photos! Loved the children's choir singing with their angel voices and of course, watching all the sports, especially swimming and gymnastics. Go U.S.A.!

GranthamLynn said...

very Cool. Have a good day.

Jeanne said...

Good morning Sally, Yes, we did watch the opening ceremonies. It was awesome. We always watch the opening ceremonies and they are always spectacular. Tip...the closing ceremonies are also spectacular. Smile.

Our grands are home now and all is quiet here. How lonely but how lovely.

I hope you are feeling stronger and well!

Love Jeanne

LV said...

Sally, you did an excellent job on your Olympic blues. I missed the opening part but most said it was not as great as when in China.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Great round-up. My sister lives in London, so I've had an up-date in our daily skype!
Mine is a little different today~ but it's blue!

Lina Gustina said...

I only saw the last part :(
Thanks for sharing the Olympic blues, Sally. Have a great week ahead :)

CailinMarie said...

love these- I have sadly not caught one iota of the olympics this year - crazy busy summer

Maria's Space said...

We have been obsessed with the Olympics and love all the blue we saw during the opening ceremonies. Great blues Sally

AnnA said...

HI sally.
oops...I had to enter the wrong blue Monday Blogpost...N:o 60 is the right one for this week...
I wish you a happy BLUE MONDAY - rejoice the summer!
Best wishes,

Anni said...

No, I didn't watch the opening since I was at a terrific Bruce Springsteen concert instead!

But I like your pictures from it. Happy Blue Monday, Sally!

Diann said...

Great blues Sally! Thank you for hosting and have a terrific week!

Beverly said...

Happy Blue Monday, dear Sally.

We enjoyed watching the opening ceremony, too. And, of course, I loved Paul's performance.♥

Leovi said...

I think they are some nice olympic blue.

Charlotte said...

Hi Sally. Long time no visit. Thought I would pop in this nice Blue Monday. Nice pictures of opening ceremony. I've always been amazed at the opening ceremonies. The closing ones are spectacular too.
Hope all is well with you. Clif asked me the other day if you still did Blue Mondays. I told him I thought you did but had not checked in a long time. Glad to see you're still going strong.
Hugs and blessings,

Jackie McGuinness said...

The opening of the Olympics was awesome! Thanks for sharing these photos.

Ann said...

I loved the whole spectacle!!!The lighting of the torch was just pehnomenol. All the blues you showcased were beautiful. I'm following the gymnastics most and looking forward to the American female hurdler from Louisana.

Susan Nowell @ My Place to Yours said...

I only saw the last 45 minutes. Still trying to decide what I thought about it. :-) Go Red, White, and BLUE!

Marleen said...

Great olympic blues! Thanks for hosting.

Visits With Mary said...

Sorry to say I didn't watch the opening ceremonies. The pictures are beautiful and I wish all the athletes great success. Happy Blue Monday.

Anonymous said...

I love the opening ceremonies. Though this one pales in comparison with the last one in Beijing, it was still pretty spectacular. I particularly liked the Chariots of Fire section.

I had wondered how they got those flashing lights and designs in the stand -- I hadn't known about the cloth in the aisles.

Elaine said...

Thanks for hosting Blue Monday!!!

mommy Orkid Belle said...

There surely was a lot of blues during the Opening and we got to watch it on TV and even recorded it since we won't miss a thing. In fact, I recorded the whole thing up to the last day, so we could see it anytime. :) Spectacular presentation and my fave was the lighting of the torch. Mine is up and I have a little bit of blues going on in my skirt. :)

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Hi Sally,

What a unique blue post - you captured so many blues throughout that ceremony! Well done!

I have never watched it either, I never watch tv, but told the opening is stunning, one of these years I need to do that- wonder if it is YouTubed?

Thanks for hosting!

Loui♥ said...

happy blue Monday Sally..
did not watch any tv since disconnecting the "service" I was not receiving..
love and hugs..

joanne said...

isn't that hilarious, the uniforms not all-American? Great post - I too watched some of this event, but so sad that I missed Sir Paul!

Unknown said...

Amazing pictures from London and the Olympics, I cheer for all.
Have a great new sommer week.

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Great Blue Olympics Pics!I watched most of the opening , it was fantastic!

Elaine said...

Sorry Sally!

Unknown said...

I was busy moving out, so I missed the Olympic ceremony T_T


Unknown said...

i have yet to see it ;) amazing photos you have Sally. Hope you can stop by at my blue monday: