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Monday, June 25, 2012

Cool With Blue

 




I don't like to admit that I'm feeling a little cranky. I think the heat has something to do with it. Over the weekend I read something that Meghan, Mary Jane Butters' daughter, said about her farmer mother never complaining about the weather. The feeling is that saying it's too hot, for instance, is just being negative. . . . Guilty.




I'm actually headed for cooler weather where I can do more complaining about how it will probably be TOO COOL for summer. In the meantime I want to see something easy on the eyes. Something to make me feel cooler and forget that it's almost one hundred degrees outside.





A collection of blue, and thinking of a trip to France (don't I wish) is working for me. Maybe it will work for you too, hot or not. . . .



























What a picture of blissful domesticity. . . .












Ahhhhhh! That feels better.
Hope you're keeping your cool better than I am!
Have a great week!

Jacqueline



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30 comments:

Olive Cooper said...

I am with you on heat making one cranky. Cold does the same. I must be just right. Just like Goldilocks. The cool blues are soothing like sleeping in a soft blue room or by the blue ocean...as if.

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

The blues and whites are so lovely. They do look cool and refreshing, don't they? It was nice here in Illinois today, but the heat is coming back. 102 predicted in a few days.

awal.ny said...

I am loven the blue and white.

Linda said...

I feel cooler already....thanks

Cheers!
Linda :o)

outjunking said...

The blue seems to make me think of cooler days. Very calming and cooling.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

They do make you feel cooler:) Loven the blues and the photos!

Dianne said...

Very cool indeed! Wouldn't it be lovely to be paid to visit flea markets in France for a book! Dianne

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Oh, you don't know what complaining is until you've lived up north. Why it's a way of life. Every conversation starts with complaints about the weather and ends with "Good sleeping weather!"

Your blue is definitely "cool"! I'd like to peruse the pages of that book right now.

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Like the saying goes, if you don't like the heat "get out of the kitchen"! OH MY, if it was ONLY THAT SIMPLE! Well, here in New England we had a BLAST of 104 a few days ago and as I LOOK at the temp RIGHT NOW just before midnight it's 56(AHHH, LOVE IT). I too love those blues for summer. Yours are gorgeous, hydrangeas are one of my favorites although OUTSIDE they don't like the heat either. They wilt a bit during the afternoon EXTREME heats. I LOVE your transferware AND I'd love to thumb through that fun Flea markets in France book!
Thank you for taking us away for a dream.
Have a fun week AND Keep Cool!
Hugs,
Donna

debi said...

Oh, how I enjoy your beautiful posts. You always get my imagination going with your beautiful photos.

Your hydrangeas are breathtaking!!

la.maison.de.laure said...

Magnifique post bleu!!!!
Bonne semaine
Laure

jeanetteann said...

Your lovely blue and white pics certainly look so cool. We are cold so lots of warming colours here. Not sure I'm looking forward to the excessive heat of Summer either. xxoo

Nostalgia said...

This purple blue is soooo adorable. Just love it!!!

Zuzu said...

Lovely, lovely photos, Jacqueline! They truly do evoke a calm and cool feeling.
Stay cool, my friend!
Hugs,
Zuzu

Denise @English Purple Ribbon said...

Hi Jacqueline! I love your pretty blue and white plate. Your pictures are always so lovely. Denise

Honey at 2805 said...

Oh Jacqueline! You new header is utterly fabulous! The blues are indeed lovely and always make me feel cooler.

Love your little camper! How fun!

Thanks for welcoming me back. I look forward to seeing you for Potpourri Friday!

Pamela Gordon said...

I love that blue hydrangea bloom! It is a gorgeous shade and works well with your blue and white theme. It's only about 62 here and raining hard all day. A great place to cool down. lol We have 2 more days of rain to come before we get some sunshine and heat. I can't wait!! Pamela

On Crooked Creek said...

Jacqueline,
Oh, my. . .dear friend...but it's 102 degrees out here on the Prairie! Your "cool" blues made me feel so~o~o much better! I try NOT to complain, as I do enjoy having four season. But sure seems our weather has gone hay wire this year, for sure! Lovely, refreshing post!
Fondly,
Pat

SizzleandZoom said...

I love all the beautiful details your shared with us in this post.
I missed your camping post till today. I'm not a camper altho I have camped. I am a 'Lodge' person.
When we went to beautiful Yosemite
I stayed in the Lodge instead of the tent. One of my very favorite vacations.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Yes...I am with you and the heat has just begun. Meanwhile after viewing your post I definately feel a little cooler.

Cindy said...

Does your camera have like 8 million pixels...??!! good grief, those photos are crazy perfect. I can see the veins in each petal, in fact i think i can see the quarks...
and yeah, it's going to be around 100 degrees here in NC this weekend, and i find as i get older the heat just makes me feel trapped and claustrophobic, and pretty sure i'm gonna die of a heat stroke... but that's just me, catastrophic thinker that i am... so don't worry about being negative... i can out negative you any day! smile...

Cindy

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I have always been a fan of blue and white. Your photos are beautiful!

Bella said...

Hi J,
Well I never thought I would hear of you being too hot!! I imagine by now you are too cold!! I am a heat sissy :-) Lovely lovely blues and the book looks fab too :-)
Hugs,
Bella

A Cottage Muse said...

Loving the colors...let's mix our hydrangeas together!

Sarah said...

Arrived home last night to 106. ;-( So, I'm trying to stay cool here inside in my sunroom. It's my plants that aren't doing so well, but not much I can do for them but keep them hydrated.
Enjoy your mountain time.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Isn't it interesting that blue is always considered a cool colour!

Danielle said...

You are not alone Jacqueline - the heat makes me cranky too! This past week our a/c broke and it was 95 degrees! To say I was cranky would be an understatement! Luckily we got it up and running, but I know how you feel. A trip to France would certainally do the trick (in my dreams, of course!). Until then these cool, blue tones are wonderful and calming. Blue and white is my most favorite color palate. I feel cooler already : ) I love the dishes and hydrangeas! And that book looks wonderful too...

Stay cool!

Danielle xo

Candylei said...

Ahhhh, such sweet summer pictures.

Sherry said...

Beautiful! I have that same flea market book! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Haworth said...

When it's that hot, I pour a tall glass of iced tea, sit in a dark corner with all the curtains and interior shutters closed against the heat and sun and try not to move!! But that color blue certainlly helps.. like a cool breeze.

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