I like blue color

I was trying to come up with a title, I could not come up with any. I thought I’d make a post, but I have nothing to say. Nothing is happening. Days are short. I work. I watch tv. Sleep. Then I do the same again.

I have been practicing oil ink paintings, most of them are rubbish. I have tried to do warm tones, reds, orange and yellow. Cold tones, they turned out much better. It looks so easy, but to get anything presentable is hard. It is fun, but the room needs to be easily ventilated, but with the cold weather we have been having you just cannot keep the windows open.(-16C / 9F for nearly a week, today it’s only -1,3C /29F) so I’ve had my head full of fumes 🙂

I have not photographed anything worth publishing lately as I have not been doing anything.

I have admired our updated kitchen, I am happy with how it turned out. I more than once I questioned my choices in colors and materials. We only changed the tiles, countertop, sink and lights, the cabinets remained as they where. The kitchen table was sanded and re-waxed, so it is now the same shade as the kitchen countertops

Now I know the topic, it is something that is common in both of paragraph’s above, blue. They are blue.

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The color of trust and loyalty. Blue has a calming and relaxing effect on our psyche, that gives us peace and makes us feel confident and secure. It dislikes confrontation and too much attention, but it is an honest, reliable and responsible color and you can always count on its support.

Blue clouds

“How sweet to be a cloud. Floating in the blue!” – A. A. Milne

Blue inspires us to live in the present and bid farewell to our stress. By creating an air of serenity, it does just that. On a particularly challenging day, consider looking up at the sky. You’ll find an oasis of calm gazing up at the clouds.

Pink sky

“Everyone can enjoy the blue sky. The world is fair.” – Jukô Nishimura

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Where calmness is present, so too is the color blue. In addition to its peacefulness, blue also offers direction and empathy. Though these attributes are promising, blue is also fragile and somewhat cowardly. These varying qualities make blue the perfectly balanced shade that so many love, trust, and adore.

Blue car

Sunday Stills, the next challenge: Wildflowers

I think we can pretty much find some wildflowers by now, for a real challenge don’t use archive pics…get out and take some new pics,, so after this prompt, I did go to the forest.

I will post photos I saw today, I started walking along  the path in the first photo, looking for flowers. It was partly cloudy today- helps with yellow flowers, but so cold.  Unfortunately I cannot name most of these.I continues further into the forest, but I will post those later.



More at:Sunday Stills, the next challenge: Wildflowers

Blue Monday – blue evening

Evening arrived after a warm day, warm waves touch my feet and the sky beautifully blue with light reflection on the sand. Bliss…


Happy Monday!

Smiling Sally

Blue Monday – Common Hepatica

I have several of these flowers already, but they are so pretty, but for blue Monday they are so appropriate

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Happy Monday!

Smiling Sally

Blue Monday – Glass pedant

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oh dear… where to find blue… I bought this glass pedant few years back – its blue.  Happy Monday!

Smiling Sally

Blue Monday


weekend at the summer-house as you can see,  I love blue – old blue. Happy Monday!

Smiling Sally

Blue Monday


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oh dear… softness, in both pictures. Happy Monday!

Smiling Sally

Blue Monday

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oh dear… I think spring is upon us.I’m just Loving it,  to see the waters break free from the ice, blue skies, warmer weather. Happy Monday!

Smiling Sally

One Word Photo Challenge: Blue

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still life – thread

Color to the grayness…the other still life sets are all toned – subtle in color. Here is some Colors for your senses.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition

I had to look up this word – now I hope I have understood it. A juxtaposition is “the act of placing things side by side, especially for the purpose of comparison or contrast” — as in this shot. This shot is – old and new – different size and color .
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More at: Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition

Sunday Stills, the next challenge: Blue

So, for this challenge something simple and easy, the colour blue. Try for something different from the obvious like sea and sky.

First two – blue colors and atmosphere

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The rest are still life photos of something blue

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Sunday Stills, the next challenge: Blue

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Hue of You

For this challenge,  keep it simple:  share a photograph with a prominent color (or assortment of colors) that reveals more about you. It could be a symbolic, meaningful shade; a color that expresses how you currently feel; or a combination of colors that excites you and tells a visual story.


Something warm, something cold –  Romantic and old-fashioned , plain and new, that me.

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More hue’s at: Weekly Photo Challenge: The Hue of You


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I had trouble  finding all these colors, the petrol green for one thing, and the purple shade here…

the flower picture has all of them but the red…what do you think?


more colorful collages at Värikollaasi 145

Sunday Stills, the next challenge: Boats

I love the sea, boats, sailboats…here are few I’ve photographed.

First four are from Sri Lanka, Negombo,


This Sailboat was in Hope Springs in Canada (below)


These last three ones are  from Thailand


Sunday Stills, the next challenge: Boats

Sunday Stills: Shades of Blue

More shades at: Shades of Blue and pieces of heaven at: ein stück himmel # 86

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Sea – full of shades of blue…

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I have linked this post to:The Next Challenge: Shades of Blue

A piece of heaven

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tHIS POST IS LINKED TO : ein stück himmel # 84 and Prêt-à-Vivre [Ready to … Waltz]

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