I have been continuing on with my 52 Weeks of Blue project. Here are the next five in the series:
This is yet another great sign we saw on our trip to North Carolina. I am finding it very hard to believe that we’ve been home from there for a month already. Where does the time go??
When we got home, the Bluets were in bloom. I think they are just wonderful, cheerful little flowers. They are gone now that it has gotten warmer, but they are not forgotten.
I was beginning to get desperate during Week 23 because nothing was flipping my blue switch so I decided to take a ride in the country. I found this beautiful old colonial house, Deer Meadow Farm, that was built circa 1780. Being close to an antique myself, I am way past wanting to live in an antique house. Our fifty year old home has enough problems, thank you very much. But it never fails to send me back to Memory Lane when I see a beautiful place like this. When we first moved up to these parts, a house like this was just what I wanted, although I have to admit to being a bit more partial to the style of the Cape house than to the traditional Colonial. I have to admit that these days all I want is a two bedroom condo that was built within the last ten years with all the modern amenities and none of the work.
“No water, no life, no blue, no green” is part of a quote from Sylvia Earle. According to Wikipedia, Earle “is an American Marine biologist, explorer, author, and lecturer. Since 1998, she has been a National Geographic explorer-in-residence. Earle was the first female chief scientist of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and was named by Time Magazine as its first Hero for the Planet in 1998.” I’ve seen two versions of this quote, the one I quoted above and used in my photo and this one: “No ocean, no life. No blue, no green. No ocean, no us.” Regardless of Earle’s exact words, I think the message is clear. The ocean and water, in general, is our most precious natural resource and we need to remember that every day.
Isn’t it so nice when someone gives you something out of the blue? This beautiful little vase of flowers was a wonderful gift from the two lovely women who come to help me keep some order in this house every other week. The charming pink roses have gone by now, but I have vowed to fill it with wildflowers all summer long and right now, it is filled with wild yarrow. I love it!
Normally, I would be linking up on Friday with Tanya's Around Roanoke Willy-nilly Friday 5, but Tanya is taking a little break for the month of July to move houses. Hoping Tanya has a easy and uneventful move and that all of you in the USA have an easy and uneventful Fourth of July!