Beautiful Blue


It is amazing how many people I've found on the who love the colour blue. I happened across these people as I was browsing blogs not as a result of searching for them. It warms my heart because I too love blue and I love that I can look at what other people find in the colour blue.

This weekend was initially supposed to be a lovely, dry weekend, then Friday night I learned that it was expected to rain. It has been doing a lot of that this spring so I still don't have my garden in.  When I woke up this morning it was quite gray but progressively the sun came out and the sky turned blue and it became quite lovely.

My tentative plans to go to knitting class didn't pan out so instead I enjoyed the day lounging, grazing (eating food here and there rather than eating a meal), telephoning family and friends and answering telephone calls. Normally I do not enjoy talking on the phone. Long calls often interfere with plans to run errands or watch a favourite program. (I am a bit of a quiet freak though some of my friends likely won't believe it, lol). Don't you know it but phone calls always seem to be timed for the worst possible time when you're right in the middle of something. So thank goodness for the voice messaging service because I usually end up having to return phone calls.

Earlier in the week I had gone out to purchase potting soil for the 7 or so pots I have. This year I will plant some herbs in the containers. If I have containers left over I will plant some geraniums and pansies as well. I've always loved both types of flowers and these are usually what I plant in the containers.

I got a small start on the container gardening by putting new soil in the pots. I also potted one container of rosemary and one container of lemon balm. Here is my lemon balm in a blue ceramic pot.

I still  have much more to do in planting the containers and in putting in the garden. I hope to get a start this week if the weather will cooperate.

And guess what? Though I missed out on the knitting class, I have made arrangements for private lessons which is actually turning out to be better since it is on my own schedule, close by and also no more expensive. Even better I will have individualized attention. I learn best this way. I can't wait to get started!

To cap off my day, I'm having some wonderful Kenyan tea with fresh mint in a beautiful blue Chinese tea cup. Won't you join me in a cup?


And how did you spend your weekend?

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24 comments:

  1. Oh I'd love to drop by for a cuppa! We'd have so much bloggy business to discuss!

    Love the blue, babe - it's so you!

    xx

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  2. Thanks for dropping by my friend. I'm putting the kettle on :-))

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  3. I was just in my son's bedroom - where we are busy re decorating - explaining to the 'fundi' painter which parts I would like him to paint BLUE when I came into my office & read this post ! ('Blue' is 'Blue' in Kiswahili too, & I was joking with him saying that is an English word & not Kiswahili !) I also like the colour blue, my favourite is lavender right now. Your knitting clases sounds great - you'll have to blog about what you knit so that we can see :) I also hate talking on the 'phone - thank goodness for email ! Would love to join you for a cuppa ...love your Chinese tea cup ....

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  4. Lynda, isn't that amazing :-). Actually I too have a blue bedroom. It is very dark blue (not bright at all) and I love it. I will indeed blog about what I knit. I think the lesson will be on making a hat.

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  5. Lynda, I have an extra cup for you! And I've just made a fresh pot of tea though it is now past bedtime. I was tired all day and had a late nap so now I'm up though will try not to stay up too late.

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  6. What a lovely cup that is - and I love the pot too. I hope your weather comes right soon.

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  7. Thank you KC! I have a lovely tea pot that matches my tea cups. I use the tea pot every day but not always the cups. I'm hoping for better weather soon too. Today it poured rain.

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  8. You've picked the perfect day to show your love of the color blue--Happy Blue Monday.

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  9. Lovely 'Blue" post..... hope you take to the knitting and we hear a lot more about it.
    Nice to think of you with the your container garden too. All the best with it.
    Blessings, Jan

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  10. I love blue ... I have a collection of antique Chinese Chinaware and I love the deep blue the Ming's used! PLus I have a lot of blue clothes (I'm wearing blue today!!), plus blue carpets .. you're right ..

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  11. nice blue stuffs here! esp. love blue China!

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  12. I liked your post. Your still ahead of me with the gardening as I'm generally into starting them from seed. Good for you..you capped this well with that fine cup!! and I love blue! Hey, terrific with the knitting! I did crochet long ago..

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  13. Beautiful blues. Hope you enjoy your knitting lessons. That's something I also do from time to time.

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  14. @Affectionknit, thanks! Good to see you.

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  15. @Smiling Sally, nice to see you here. Thank you for leaving a comment. I hope to see you again soon :-)

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  16. @Jan, thanks for dropping by Jan. I hope to start small with the knitting. I will probably make a dish cloth first as I've received several as gifts and they are getting worn.

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  17. @Laura, so nice to know you share my love of blue. I love deep blue in chinaware as well.

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  18. @Euroangel, thanks for dropping by. So glad you liked the blue. Come again soon :-)

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  19. @Kilauea Poetry, glad you liked the post. I'm not that far ahead of you with the gardening, lol. Guess what it is doing today? Raining!! Oh well. I hope it will warm up at least. It is still quite coolish. If you did crochet long ago, it wouldn't be hard to pick it up again. I do crochet once in awhile and I love it.

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  20. @KBeau, I am looking forward to my first knitting lesson. I will probably only take one and make my little dishcloth as I don't think they are hard to make. Once I've practised a bit, I can take another lesson and learn to make something else. I just need some hands on help to get started as my efforts at self learning don't get far. I do like to crochet though. Thanks for dropping by and I hope to see you at your blog soon.

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  21. @KBeau, I am looking forward to my first knitting lesson. I will probably only take one and make my little dishcloth as I don't think they are hard to make. Once I've practised a bit, I can take another lesson and learn to make something else. I just need some hands on help to get started as my efforts at self learning don't get far. I do like to crochet though. Thanks for dropping by and I hope to see you at your blog soon.

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  22. @Kilauea Poetry, glad you liked the post. I'm not that far ahead of you with the gardening, lol. Guess what it is doing today? Raining!! Oh well. I hope it will warm up at least. It is still quite coolish. If you did crochet long ago, it wouldn't be hard to pick it up again. I do crochet once in awhile and I love it.

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  23. Lynda, isn't that amazing :-). Actually I too have a blue bedroom. It is very dark blue (not bright at all) and I love it. I will indeed blog about what I knit. I think the lesson will be on making a hat.

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