Blues to Lighten the Blues

It’s been a blue, blue Monday …. Hey, isn’t that a line from an old 80’s song? … No … was it blue blue summer? Well, in any case it is how I feel today … what am I saying .. it has been a few days of blueness. What puts us in blue moods? So many things … 6 days of gray skies and rain? things not going our way? hormonal swings? too much time to think about things out of our control? poor health? a strained relationship? regrets? self-punishment? sometimes we just don’t know … or can’t put it into words which can be very annoying … “One reason a dog can be such a comfort when you’re feeling blue is that he doesn’t try to find out why” ~ anonymous

Actually, I am not even totally sure it is important to know what made us blue … what is important is knowing how to lighten our blues (after we feel we have suffered with them long enough). Nature usually does that for me.

The sun peeked out here a little while ago, so I went outside to soak up the missing B vitamins it provides. During my short sunny adventure, there were many things that lightened my blues … bird songs, roses, gold finches, bumble bees, however … the things I was most surprised by were …. actually blue. Yes, really!

Blue is not a very predominate color in the northwoods, especially after a week of rainy, gray skies. Things are mostly green with a few yellow and white wild flowers around … so the blues really stood out nice and bright today … see what I mean?

  • An indigo bunting (very rare here .. I have only seen one once before) (not my picture – still working on that)
  • A blue dragonfly
  • Some pretty blue flowers
  • Blue sky (which is vanishing as I write)
  • Sparkling blue lake water
  • comfortable blue jeans
  • and blueberries!

“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things in nature have a message you understand, Rejoice, for your soul is alive.” ~Eleanora Duse

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~ by bearyweather on June 14, 2010.

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