Thursday, August 26, 2010

Alphabe-Thursday, Rainbow Summer School - Blue - August 26, 2010

Alphabe-Thursday, Rainbow Summer School - Blue - August 26, 2010

Blue is a special color,
Shading from red to green,
To give you a lovely palette,
With its choices from in between.

It's the color of the sky above us,
On beautiful clear blue days,
So welcome after winter storms,
When the sun sends warming rays.

Blue is the color of robin's eggs,
Such a lovely sight to see,
But they're usually hidden in a tree,
Far away from you and me!

photo by even8r, flickr

Blue is part of Old Glory,
May our flag eternally wave,
In honor of all who have served her,
In the land of the free and the brave!

Many items of clothing are blue,
From navy to the palest pastel,
It's a color that is suitable for most,
From men to the most femine belle.

Blue is the color of oceans,
Which cover most of our earth,
As a source of food and water,
They are of incredible worth.

Treasures of art and paintings,
Make use of the color blue,
Enriching our lives and our spirits,
With the qualities it seems to imbue.

Carmen Henesy

Copyright (c) 2010 by Carmen Henesy

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  1. This is such fun! I love the pictures you chose too.

  2. Look at those handsome sons!!!! Great blue poem and pics.

  3. love your poem and all the pics to go with it. Robin's egg blue is one of my favorite colors!

  4. I love the blues of skies and water.

  5. Wonderful poem, I enjoyed it a lot along with the pictures.

  6. Those are wonderful blues. That exotic elephant is fabulous!

  7. oh wow, your thoughts never run out wonderful poems Carmen, so alive and so joyful. love your shots too.

  8. For years blue was my favorite color. Then something changed in me and red became my new fave. It's been about 14 years now and I can feel myself drifting back into the grip of blue....royal blue.

    You said in a comment on my blog that you are a big fan of Bollywood. I would love to read a post about the movies that you would recommend. I've only seen some of the Westernized ones like Monsoon Wedding, Bride and Prejudice, Slumdog Millionaire, etc.

  9. Lovely post Carmen... Love the photo's below this post, especially the second one... great shot...

    Your header photo is awesome, beautiful composition

  10. Anonymous4:40 AM

    Wonderful blue poem, and beautiful pictures, Carmen!

  11. new to your blog, and I like it. decided to follow but couldn't put my picture on there as I am in my "net book" with no pic downloaded. Whew! :) I am a 62 year old woman that has decided after the recent death of my husband that now it is my time to live. Live well! Please come and visit my blogs,
    Hope to get to know each other. :)

  12. Strapping young boys you've got there, Carmen!!!! :) haha! I say "young boys" because you're my friend, but in reality, I think they're probably just my age!

    Blue is a very important color, too, because of the fact that you need it to make many other colors! Like purple, violet, fuchsia, green, and etc! :)


  13. Lovely blue photos and I love your oni

  14. My favorite is the blue elephant.

  15. I love your blue color pics!!

  16. Your poems are always fun. You did the color blue in a great way. The poem made me like it even more.

  17. the blue eggs are super cute,
    thanks for the lovely blue poem!

  18. This is a great poem and your photo's are fab too! Brightened up a cool UK morning!

  19. JDaniel4's Mom -
    I'm happy you liked the "blue" post and photos!!

    Tina -
    They are the best sons a mom could ever have.

    Christy -
    I have never seen actual robin's eggs but the color is so phenomenal.

    secret agent woman -
    The ocean blues always amaze me - they are so different world wide. I guess it depends on the
    depths of the water, etc.

    Brenda -
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Glad you enjoyed my "blue" post.

    Teresa -
    That elephant was in a store window in San Francisco's Chinatown. I collect elephants but am near poverty level with an annual drop in my income of $90,000/year after losing my job 18 months ago in massive budget cuts to the Dept of Public Health. I didn't even inquire as to the price. In the old days, that would now be in my living room!!!

    betchai -
    Since I wrote my first poem at 6, I've almost got 60 years now of doing this. Hope I can always be creative!

    steviewren -
    I really like royal blue as well. I don't like pastel colors at all...give me rich, vibrant colors. I saw five Bollywood movies this weekend. I'll have to give some serious thought and send you some recommendations. One of the weekend movies was a thriller, "Kurbaan" - filmed partly in New York.

    Samson -
    I am always so happy that you visit my blog!

    Icy BC -
    You are such a great follower....even when I'm slow at commenting, you keep on coming back! I so appreciate you.

    C.J. -
    I will definitely check out your blogs and, though I am far older than you ( 66 in Oct ), I hope we'll be friends. Very sorry to hear about the death of your husband.

    Ann -
    I see robins occasionally but I've never had the pleasure of spotting those marvelous blue eggs. Aren't they an amazing color?

    C -
    Yes, my handsome young men are 25 ( Jeremy will be 26 Nov 2 ), Shawn will be 40 in Dec, and, of course, Alex is 28 today. He's the only one married. I didn't do well with the husbands ( I
    have always remained good friends with Shawn's dad and his wife of 20+ years, though ).

    Red Couch Recipes -
    So nice to have you come by...wish you'd bring dinner!

    Sharkbytes (TM) -
    You should see my elephant collection but I knew there was no way I could afford that one so I didn't even ask!!!

    Together We Save -
    Thanks so much for stopping by my "blue" post.

    Ratty -
    One of these days, I'm going to write a squirrel poem just for you!!! Glad you liked my blue effort.

    Jingle -
    I would love to actually see blue robin's eggs.

    easternsparkle -
    Usually, my temperatures here, near San Francisco, are cooler than the UK but we've had
    almost 90 degrees in the past week. Thanks for
    coming by.

  20. blue is my favorite color and you made blue even more colorful with your poem

  21. A very happy birthday to Alex!

  22. Happy Birthday to Alex!

    And happy Blue day to you!

    This was a wonderful stop on my little journey through Rainbow Summer Schools color Blue.

    As always, your poetry delights, your photographs entice...and we all smile.

    Thank you for linking.


  23. Wonderful post the next and blue nice...bkm

  24. As usual....great photos for a blue post.