Monday, May 5, 2014

Blue Flowers/Singing The Blues

Dutch Irises in our own front garden.
 
 

Tradescantia at Arabia Mountain
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Bachelor Button, this flower grows beside the railroad tracks on the way to Stone Mountain! image from Wikipedia.
 


 
Forget me nots underneath apple tree in England!

 Hey I hope you know that no one leaves this place without singing the blues!  I have a clip here from one of our favorite family movies, "Adventures In Babysitting".  (Our son saw the edited version when he was very young.)  Like another movie that we all loved, "Blues Brothers", I'm glad that real musicians were used so that we have these performers that we can enjoy.  The guitarist here, Albert Collins, passed away in 1993.
 

36 comments:

  1. I've never seen Adventures in Babysitting. I looks like a lot of fun. Your photos of the flowers are AWESOME! Irises are my mom's favorite flowers and I DO love purple too!

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    1. If you want to laugh your head off, then make sure you watch that movie!
      And oftentimes, the camera will show a flower as purple, when it is really blue. I notice my irises look purple here, but they really are blue! :-)

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  2. I LOVE Bachelors Buttons but we used to call them cornflowers. I had a friend (she passed away) and she had a beautiful china tea service with bachelor buttons on it.

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    1. I read that they are called cornflowers but I have only heard then called Bachelor Buttons in the South, and I have only ever seen them growing wild beside the railroad tracks here. I wish I could have gotten a good photo of them, that color is just lovely.
      The china with the cornflowers on it sounds lovely. xx

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    1. Thank you, Sylvia! We love our flowers, don't we? xx

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  4. I love the blue flowers and also like Blues music, but don't want to get the blues for sure!

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    1. Well, if we get the blues, then we can always sing about our troubles, that is what the blues are for! xx

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  5. Blue flowers are one of my favorites. A few years ago we grew some bachelor buttons.
    Cute music.

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    1. I wish I had those flowers in my garden!

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  6. Beautiful flowers. I've always been a fan of Adventures in Babysitting, funny movie.

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    1. Yes! We know that movie by heart! Both versions, the one that has the rougher language, and the one that is edited!

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  7. Such lovely flowers, they are too pretty for words.

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    1. Thanks, Terry! Hope all is well for you in Colorado!

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    1. Thanks, Kay! Wish I could go on a hike with you and HIker and look at wildflowers!

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  10. Hard to sing any "blues" when those flowers just make you smile!

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    1. And I find a song to go with just about anything, no matter what is going on in my life.

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  11. Well, you are welcome to share those beautiful kind of blues with us anytime. I think my fav blue is the simple Texas bluebonnets though.

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    1. I have a photo of Lady Bird Johnson on the bottom on my blog, she is one of my heroes. I have also wanted to see the Texas bluebonnets, maybe I will one day!

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  12. Blue flowers are fabulous!!!!!!!!

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    1. You must know that I totally agree!!!!!!!!

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  13. Nice flowers. I have a yellow version of those blue buttons in my garden and they look like bunches of oranges hanging off the branches every spring. Cheers up what can be a cold country with a bit of exotic sparkle. Liked the song too.

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    1. I like the sound of exotic sparkle, sounds like a good name for a new flower! See the movie if you think about it, it is funny.

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  14. wow! that bachelor button is so pretty! as they all are, but that is my fav.

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    1. I know, I only wish I could have gotten a photo of all of them, just such a beautiful color!

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  15. All these blue flowers are so beautiful! I think I don't know the movie, but the clip is awesome :)

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    1. Hello Beate!
      Thanks very much for becoming a new follower, I really appreciate it!
      That movie will be one that you and Keith will have to watch together, I promise you will laugh and laugh! I love your love story, look forward to hearing all about it on your blog!

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  16. Your flowers are a sight to behold, Kay! That bachelor's button! All our family gardens had BBs! And the sweet forget-me-nots! They used to run wild in my grandmothers' yards, and my great grandmother's. I'll have to look for this movie. I so love blues music. The lines about the suburbs had me belly laughing! XOX!

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    1. Louise,
      You would LOVE this movie, I just know that you would! Glad you like these flowers too! xx

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  17. I do love the blue flowers, but more importantly, it's the favorite color of the bees....And lots of white flowers have blue which only bees can see on their petals. the blue is in lines which are like little landing directions for the bees.
    I also love white flowers because on summer evenings they are the last flowers to remain visible.......Your flower photos are beautiful.

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    1. I absolutely LOVE that you have told me this, I had no idea! I also love white flowers, I have to have photos of myself in England with the flower that they call "Snow in Summer". It is just considered a ground cover, but I love it! I find that fascinating about the bees being able to see the blue lines in white flowers, truly I do and I can't thank you enough for telling me that.
      There was a famous garden in England that was an all white flower garden, I think I would like to have one too!

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  18. Oh those cornflowers are beautiful - actually all the flowers are in this post! "Tradescantia" sounds so much nicer than "Spiderwort" (which is what I call it - it grows wild here too). :)

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  19. What glorious flowers they are...magnificent colours.

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