Monday, May 18, 2009

In the Shade of an Old Oak Tree: Blue Monday


I would like to thank Sally at Smiling Sally for taking the time to host our Blue Mondays.

Be sure and visit Sally and the other participants to see what they are sharing today.

Last week when I was out rambling in the country with my camera, I captured this picture of two old blue metal chairs under a huge oak tree.

I love that unusual shade of blue, which is what I call "cornflower blue."

Here is another version of the picture after I "photoshopped" it and created an "oil painting" effect ...

I enjoy participating in Blue Monday, and look forward to seeing what everyone is sharing today. Thank you again, Sally, for being our hostess.

28 comments:

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

I'm definately going to have to learn how to do that oil painting effect. Your photos are always great. Thanks for sharing.

Knitty said...

I grew up with chairs like that, then hated them for looking so outdated, and now have come full circle and would love some of my own.

Happy Blue Monday!

Tonja said...

What a 'peaceful moment' you caught in your lens! Two beautiful old chairs...just waiting for someone to come by and 'take a load off' and enjoy the shade of those trees!

Stacey said...

Pretty! Love those old fashioned chairs.

Cindy said...

Hi Janie,
I love the cornflower blue chairs, they are so perfect for the counrty setting. Cindy

Becky K. said...

Great photo find. Cornflower blue is one of my favorite shades.

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

a very pretty shade of blue...very soothing! Happy Blue Monday ~ Susan

Valerie said...

Great shots! I love that "cornflower" blue color and as a kid it was my favorite in the Crayola crayon box!

Happy Blue Monday,
Valerie

Lynda said...

Love the chairs! Great blue!

Have a great Blue Monday!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Lovely shade of blue and the setting is wonderful too. Happy Blue Monday.

Blessings,
Sandi

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Janie, great chairs and color.

Happy Blue Monday.

Barb

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Those chairs are calling my name! I love the oil painting effect! Great photo Janie!

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

Oh please share the paint color and brand of paint if you painted those chairs yourself. That's a gorgeous blue. Stop by my site for Blue Monday. If you see what you like, be sure to subscribe to my blog so that you can visit often. Just click "follow" on the right column.

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

I can just see myself sitting under that tree, enjoying a lemonade and catching up on some reading.
Growing up, we had chairs like that on our top patio...it's great to see that the "look" has returned.
Enjoy your day and thanks for sharing your blues!

ButterYum said...

How incredibly inviting!

Elizabeth said...

What a great still-life in the countryside. Makes me want to write a story about who was sitting there chatting!
I think some people call that color Carolina Blue. I'm not sure, though.

Fifi Flowers said...

Beautiful setting for those two blue chairs!

Terry said...

Happy Blue Monday !
I am so glad you had your camera .
What a wonderful shade of blue .
I love the cornflower blue as it blends so well yet can stand on it's own.
A lovely place to go for a walk with your camera.
Thank you so much for sharing.
Blessings to you .

midnight macaroons said...

I love your banner. The magnolia is my favorite flower. The picture of the blue chairs under the oak tree is so beautiful. You take wonderful pictures. Have you ever thought of putting a calendar together? I know I’d buy one. Absolutely stunning!

Smilingsal said...

That's a pretty shade of blue, too! Happy Blue Monday!

shopannies said...

looks like they are waiting there for someone to come and sit a spell

Barbara said...

Janie,
What a picture, I also like that color blue. Happy Blue Monday!

Carrie said...

The photo is so beautiful...the blue chairs look very welcoming there under the big tree.

RobinfromCA said...

Oh, I love both versions! What a lovely place to sit and take a rest!

Happy Blue Monday!
Robin

Mary said...

I love those chairs. They look like they were designed for a cool forest glade.

KayC. said...

Great photo! But I really love the look after the "oil painting" effect. You came across a great still life...and it is always a good thing to have your camera with you at all times. For those unexpected shots!

Deb said...

pretty shade of blue...I love the old chairs like that....they sure last a long time...

Joy said...

I remember Mom and Dad having chairs like that. I love that shade of blue. Nice picture!