Air and Water
Vincent Van Gough:
“I never get tired of the blue sky.”
Blue skies at The Oaks
Clear winter blue sky; great walks on the South Downs.
Watery winter blue reflections at the local Newdigate fishing lakes
Blue is said to be the most popular ‘favourite’ colour, signifying trust, dependence, authority, cool calm scenery and infinity.
The sight of the trusty old tractor is a happy blue
Dancing the blues in the garden!
“The bluebells made such a pool that the earth had become like water, and all the trees and bushes seemed to have grown out of the water…”
Walking the blues
After yellow, Spring is blue: We’re spoilt for choice with miles of bluebell walks nearby!
The everyman cinema, blue stars in our annual Ameri-car-na festival, blue lights at Christmas.
“Let the blue sky meet the blue sea and all is blue for a time.”
Treasured blues to hold onto
Memories of banishing the blues 🙂
In September 2001, my youngest daughter’s eagerly anticipated start at ‘proper’ school (Reception) eventually arrived. Longing to sit at desks and ‘work’, she was soon frustrated; full of the ‘blues’ & bemoaning the fact that ‘all they do is play and then clear up’. She clearly hadn’t heard the eminent child psychologist Jean Piaget’s phrase ‘play is child’s work‘. For her playing at home was fun, reading, writing, numbers and grown up work was what she’d been so looking forward to at ‘school’!
So we struck a deal – she’d go to school for the morning, and I would pick her up for ‘real work’ after lunch. At the time we’d just moved into a huge derelict Victorian house, in a very sorry state of disrepair… plenty of work there for me. On the day this picture was taken, over 20 years ago, she put down the encyclopedias that she usually spent the afternoon with, and joined me with the afternoon’s task: painting the bedroom she shared with her sister, in a choice blue – sporting her favourite blue knitted beanie and blue school smock.
John Lennon:“The sun is up, the sky is blue.
& so are you.”