Feeling Blue! Photo Challenge…the color blue!

Yes…another photo challenge. This week…the color blue. And…what does that color mean to you?

Blue, my favorite color. All shades of blue!

What does the color blue mean ?

It is curious to me that we use the phrase…”feeling bluewhen we are sad…and yet the color blue symbolizes happiness, peace, tranquility and calm.

In nature…

The Promise of Blue!

We get some pretty crazy storms here in Kentucky! The clouds are amazing! They roll on through like a freight train. I took this photo just after a recent storm. You can see the black clouds rolling on out, letting a patch of blue peak through…a promise of the calm…the promise of blue.

The morning after the storm…

I came upon this poor little baby…fallen from it’s Mama’s nest!

Poor Baby…Robin’s Egg Blue…Mama must be feeling blue

I picked up this fallen baby egg and admired the perfect shape and color. I felt…blue! I couldn’t part with it for days. I put it in the egg tray in my refrigerator…just so that I could admire its perfect little self for a while! It was bigger than I thought a Robin’s egg might be and yet so small.

According to color wheel color meanings…

Blue is the color of the sky and sea. It is often associated with depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven.

Blue is considered beneficial to the mind and body. It slows human metabolism and produces a calming effect. Blue is strongly associated with tranquility and calmness. In heraldry, blue is used to symbolize piety and sincerity.

You can use blue to promote products and services related to cleanliness and is used to symbolize air, sky, water and sea.  As opposed to emotionally warm colors like red, orange, and yellow; blue is linked to consciousness and intellect. Use blue to suggest precision when promoting high-tech products.

Blue is a masculine color; according to studies, it is highly accepted among males. Dark blue is associated with depth, expertise, and stability; it is a preferred color for corporate America.

Avoid using blue when promoting food and cooking, because blue suppresses appetite. When used together with warm colors like yellow or red, blue can create high-impact, vibrant designs; for example, blueyellowred is a perfect color scheme for a superhero.

Light blue is associated with health, healing, tranquility, understanding, and softness. Dark blue represents knowledge, power, integrity, and seriousness.

I started thinking…just how many shades of blue there might be.

A good source for the answers certainly must be… The Crayola Company!

Here are all the Crayola shades of blue

Aquamarine, Blizzard Blue,  Blue, Blue Bell, Blue Grey, Blue Green, Blue Violet, Cadet Blue, Cerulean, Cornflower, Denim, Green Blue, Indigo, Pacific Blue, Robin’s Egg Blue, Sky Blue, Teal Blue, Turquoise Blue, Violet Blue, Navy Blue

And….

Wild Blue Yonder

Did you have the big box of 64 colors when you were a kid?

Tomorrow…my wrap up on blue, beautiful blue and some blueberry goodies.  Meanwhile, I am off  to create a new diet….The Blue Diet. I know it will be a winner! But while I am doing my research and development I will bake something with blueberries in it…and I certainly will wear something blue with yellow and red, so as to, at least, be a chubby baking super hero!

Until then….off into the Wild Blue Yonder!

The Wild Blue Yonder at Dusk
Louisville KY 5/16/2012

Happy Trails to you!

Vee

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