Blue song…

Inspired by: Becky’s Blue July Squares 

 

The year was 1971.
Joni Mitchell released Blue – one of my favorite albums…ever.

A few years later I was able to see her perform in concert on a cold winter night. Up in the balcony at The Music Hall in Boston. It was a magical evening spent with this amazing singer/songwriter.

My well worn vinyl copy still survives…

 

BLUE
by Joni Mitchell

JONI BLUE

 

Blue View

Inspired by a challenge I recently discovered: Becky’s July Squares.

The theme for July is ‘blue‘, and I suggest we stay connected on our square adventures by either;

  1. Sharing a photographic square which is a ‘Bolt from the Blue’ – something unexpected or surprising
  2. Or one that explores ‘Into the wide blue yonder‘ – sky, sea or maybe a location that is appealingly unknown and mysterious
  3. Alternatively keep it simple with ‘Blue – whether that’s azure, cobalt, sapphire, cerulean, navy, ultramarine, indigo, or turquoise

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blue square lake

 

Looking across Lake Champlain in Vermont…
…and spotting New York State in the distance.
A perfect day.

Photo a Week – Squares & Circles

Nancy Merrill is hosting a photo challenge. The theme this week – Squares and Circles

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO (OR MORE) FEATURING SQUARES AND CIRCLES TOGETHER IN YOUR IMAGES.

 

checkers

 

King Me!

…is said triumphantly during an intense game of Checkers…one of my favorite board games as a child. A two player game, my grandfather and I were often found sitting across from each other, leaning over the checkered board. Planning our next moves. Jumps. Double jumps. His pile of checkers usually accumulated faster than mine. Ferocious competitors until one king remained.

I seem to remember the game pieces as black and red, but this “newer” 1980’s version – which I played with my children – went with a new look.

 

king me 2