"The modern English word blue comes from Middle English bleu or blewe, from Old French bleu, bleve, blöe, a word of Germanic origin (Frankish or possibly Old High German blāo, "pale, wan, blue-grey")." (Wikipedia)
Blue often represents the human emotion of sadness, maybe related to rain, which is usually regarded as a trigger of low moods.
"In German, on the other hand, to be "blue" (blau sein) is to be drunk. This derives from the ancient use of urine (which is produced copiously by the human body after drinking alcohol) in dyeing cloth blue with woad or indigo." (Wikipedia)
Blue is one of the primary colours, and one of my favorite colours. Far from representing sadness, blue to me evokes blue skies, happiness and optimism. A time to enjoy the outdoors and Nature's beauty and a great time to take pictures.
"Blue is commonly used in the Western hemisphere to symbolize the male gender in contrast to pink used for females, although in the early 1900s, blue was the colour for girls (as it had traditionally been the colour of the Virgin Mary in Western Art) and pink was for boys (as it was akin to the colour red, considered a masculine colour)." (Wikipedia)
A female Mallard displays her blue feather patch, and the water reflects the blue skies.
The local mountains still have snow and look very blue in the distance.
New growth and last Fall's "hips" on the wild roses in the park.
Bluish needles on the Blue Spruce Tree (Picea pungens) below.
Glory of the Snow (Chionodoxa forbesii), below
Pretty blue, purple pansies.
New bluish foliage on my sage plant.
New growth on a Sedum plant is a light bluish colour.
Blue, blue, blue!Bright blues, shy blues,a happy, joyfulblanket of bluegently wraps around meand Ibreathe in its' delicate scents,feel the gentle warmth on my skinlook around in wonderblue eyes, new sight.
I have had the cataracts removed from both eyes now, and am thrilled with the resulting near 20/20 sight. Eye drops for a couple more weeks and one or two more checkups; I expect I will be trying to take off my glasses or put in my contact lens for some time still, it's become second nature.
I have been doing some painting, some gardening, some sewing, some reading and lots of photography; a bit of an attention span problem, but no doubt I'll settle down. I finished the water colour below of Witch Hazel.
|Witch Hazel watercolour|
Thank you for dropping by, happy Whimsy Wednesday, until next week.......
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