Wednesday, October 14, 2009

7 Blue Things MeMe

My friend Sandi at sent me this challenge. I need to post seven blue things in my home, life, community, whatever; and give a little show and tell into my world~ then tag 7 other bloggers. So here are my 7 "blue" things.

1. Some of my favorite vacation spots are beaches surrounded by clear blue water with a lovely blue sky above.

“May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day. May songbirds serenade you every step along the way. May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue. And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.”

2. When I was young I loved a song called "Blue Moon"

words by Lorenz Hart, music by Richard Rodgers

"Blue Moon you saw me standing alone

Without a dream in my heart

Without a love of my own

Blue Moon, you knew just what I was there for

You heard me saying a prayer for

Someone I really could care for

And then there suddenly appeared before me

The only one my arms will ever hold

I heard somebody whisper, "Please adore me"

And when I looked,

the moon had turned to gold

Blue Moon, now I'm no longer alone

Without a dream in my heart

Without a love of my own"

3. I remember having my first sip of a blue tropical drink at the Waikiki Yacht Club on our honeymoon. I was sitting at the bar and asked the bartender what that pretty blue drink was that someone had ordered. He said, " I'll make you one, it's called Blue Hawaii" and this is how it's made:

Ingredients to use:
1.0 oz Blue Curacao

3.0 oz crushed Ice

0.5 oz dark Rum

0.5 oz Rum
Pour crushed ice into blender. Add curacao, rum, pineapple juice, and orange juice, and blend until smooth. Pour into beer goblet. Garnish with an orange slice, pineapple chunk, and cherry on a toothpick.

4. Sometime ago when my youngest daughter wanted an ocean theme for her bedroom we shopped for a blue rug and also for sheets and a comforter with a pattern something like this one with tropical fish. Then she was able to fill her walls with lots of her surf posters and of course tucked in the corner her "surfboard." It truly is a tropical themed "blue" room.

5. This is a small mosaic clock that my artist friend Yael Bentovim made. I find it very whimsical. It's a happy little piece made from tiny beads and cut blue glass. It's functional, keep good time and also reminds me of one of my favorite quotes which is written on the back of the clock. It reads: "There will be a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning..." This little jewel of a clock reminds me of the thread that connects time and a good friendship.

6. I love the color of the stone Lapiz Lazuli. The depth of the blue color and the variations are many. One birthday Mike asked me what I wanted and I said I'd love a necklace made of lapiz. We went shopping and picked one out together. It's something that means alot to me not just because of it's beauty but because of the gesture of thoughtfulness and love it represents.

7. The Forget-Me-Not flower is such a sweet flower and one of my favorites not only because of its' name but also because this delicate, blue flower has been a symbol of both love and hope.

Here are the 7 bloggers I am tagging to show me your "blues" and I mean that in a good and happy way:


Anne said...

Good morning Barb :) What a wonderful post! Thanks for tagging me, I'm sure I can come up some blues of my own. I love all your blues, expecially your marvellous clock (both the appearance and the great quotation on the back.) I always liked the song Blue Moon too!

Have a great day :)

Kat said...

Hi Barb

Love seeing all the blue in your life. I love love love the clock!! So interesting and I love the quote too. Thanks for tagging me. I'll work on my list.


Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Good job Barb!
That clock is just too cute.
I see where you passed this on to Kat~ her post is great to. Have a happy Blue day!

Laurie said...

Ooh, this is going to be fun and might just take away "the blues" of my mini vacation being over! I'm gonna do this when I get back home next week!

candi said...

Love the blues in your life.

girasoli said...

Beautiful blues. I love how they each have such special meaning to you. I don't think I have ever had a Blue Hawaii! Was the first photo taken on Oahu or Kauai?

barb cabot said...

Sorry Girasoli, I'm not sure where the first photo was taken I just got it off the internet.

Palma said...

Great blues, Barb!

Sandrac said...

I love these blues!

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