Monday, October 19, 2009

Blue Monday

I would like to thank Sally at Smiling Sally, our gracious "Blue Monday" hostess, for giving us an opportunity to share some of the blues around us.

Be sure and visit Sally to see the elegant blue and white bowl that was the first piece of her blue and white collection.

When I was considering subjects for my post today, it occurred to me how many ways the word "blue" is used in our everyday lives -- especially in expressions and in the titles of songs. For example, I'm sure we've all said or thought these words when trying in vain to make a point to someone who's just not getting it:

And we all have special people in our lives who we think of as ...

And, at times, everyone suffers from ...

Have you ever had something happen that was totally unexpected, like ...

This time of year at hundreds of state fairs all over the country, people are winning these for their prize-winning quilts, food, crafts, and farm animals ...

And then there's the expression we sometimes use to
describe the rarity of an event, "once in a ..."

The term "blue-collar" is derived from 19th century uniform dress codes of industrial workplaces.

And, of course, during better economic
times, we've all heard of these ...

And I never fail to think of this lady when I hear the expression ...

I think she is truly beautiful.

And here are just a few songs that have the word "blue" in their title:

Blue Monday
(which always runs through my head when
I participate in Sally's "Blue Mondays")
Singin' the Blues
Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain
Blue Christmas
Blue Skies
Blue Suede Shoes
Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On
Blue Moon of Kentucky
Blue Velvet
Blue Hawaii
My Blue Heaven
Blue Bayou
Red Roses for a Blue Lady
Lavender Blue
Blue Tango
Song Sung Blue
Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
Blue Danube
Forever in Blue Jeans
Blueberry Hill
, and
I'm Mr. Blue

A few photos I've taken of "blue stuff" ...

Best wishes to you for a very happy Blue Monday. I hope you will visit Sally and the other participants to see the blues they are sharing today.


SmilingSally said...

Oh my, Janie, you've shown so many blues today. I do hope you've got more for next week. Happy Blue Monday.

CC said...

Oh my!!! So many blues. So many sweet blues. I can't choose a favorite..I loved them all.

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Hi Janie,
I so loved this post, it brought back a lot of wonderful memories. And your own photography is beautiful, especially the chairs and that blue haze over the mountains. Such a great start to my day, thank you for sharing.

gengen said...

Yep so many blue indeed. Happy blue Monday.

LV said...

I do not know how you thought of so many blues for one day. I am searching every week. You did an outstanding job putting all these together for a great showing.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Janie, I always love coming to your blog. Very clever walk through the blues, and of course, your photos are stunning. I agree about the Queen. She is phenomenal. Long may she reign!

Happy Blue Monday...


Sheila :-)

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

Love this post Janie...I think the Queen is beautiful too!

Hope you have a happy Blue Monday!

Baba's special babies said...

Hi Janie, I love all of your blue items today... come over to my place and see the blue ribbons that my granddaughter won this week-end in her horse show.. Baba

Mary said...

You've found a lot of blues to share with us today. This was a very clever post. I hope you are having a wonderful Blue Monday.

Loui said...

what a neat "Blue Monday" post!!!
loved them all.. especially the list of blue songs!!
I've got Blue Bayou by Linda Rondstat stuck in my brain today!
Love your header.. reminds me of fishing trips to Mississippi with my Daddy eons ago!
♥hugs and smiles..

jeanne said...

Hello Janie, I just love your expressions of BLUE. So clever!!! I love the blue pottery bowl with the fruit. Lovely. A very nice blue post in all.

Thank you for your sweet comment about my bedroom. I do enjoy being in that room just to chill. My grand kid's buzz word. Ha! I like it too.

Have a wonderful day.

Hugs, Jeanne

Shy said...

Its a parade of blues in your post. I love it made me smile especially the smilly blue and the dog that feeling blue.

Tonja said...

Loved all the blue!

Thought of another one...'she could talk up a blue streak!'

xinex said...

What a great and clever post!...Christine

Deb said...

great tribute to blue monday...made me also helps that we finally have sunshine here in Texas..

racheld said...

I think this is the best it's ever been expressed or portrayed.

~Just me again~ said...

Lots of blues to choose from. I love the feeling blue dog so cute.