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Blue Monday: Rest In Peace Sally

Blue Tit and Blue Skies

Blue Monday: Rest In Peace Sally

I’ve been posting blue images for over two years now, linking them to the Blue Monday theme run by Smiling Sally on blogspot. Last Tuesday she passed away after a lengthy battle with congestive heart failure. Although I knew that she had recently had a spell in hospital, the news still came as a huge shock. I have never met Sally and we were very different people in many ways, but I liked her very much! She was a retired teacher, married for over fifty years with a close bond to her family. Many of her posts where about her husband, children, grandchildren or her new great-grandson. They meant they world to her and my thoughts are with them all at this sad time.

Sally always left me such lovely comments on my posts. She was amazed at how many natural blues I found in flowers, birds, butterflies and more! Her meme for the post was of the Blue Jay, a wonderful natural blue bird of the USA. I’d love to see them in the wild one day. She always loved seeing my photos of our Blue Tits from the UK and so this is what I choose to share with you all today, in remembrance of Sally. I will continue to post a Blue Monday every week to continue Sally’s wish to spread some joy and happiness around the world at the start of the week with her favourite colour.

Thank you, Sally, for all your support and for helping me find happiness on a Monday instead of feeling the unwanted blues! These galleries contain just a few of my Happy Blue Monday images.
Smiling Sally

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Blue Monday: Boris Bikes

Boris Bikes

Blue Monday: Boris Bikes

In 2010 a public hire bicycle scheme was launched in London, contracted by TFL and sponsored by Barclays. Our legendary mayor of London, Boris Johnson, was one of the key politicians involved in introducing the scheme and has been such a huge supporter that most of us affectionately call the scheme Boris Bikes. There will be a new sponsor in 2015  so I don’t know what colour they will be then, but the unmistakable blue bicycles have become a prominent feature on the streets of London.

Boris has been an infamous figure of British politics for a long time now and always provides us with as many laughs as policies in his role as Mayor of London. I found this great Telegraph article with 50 of Boris’s Best Ever Quotes that was published to celebrate his fiftieth birthday this year. They’re hilarious! I also found a YouTube topic page especially dedicated to our Mayor. Do have a look through whenever you need a giggle, but in the meantime I’ve picked out a short video from after the London Olympics, which includes one of my favourite Boris moments of all time! Enjoy 🙂

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Blue Monday: Forget-Me-Not

Blue Monday: Forget-Me-Not

Blue Monday: Forget-Me-Not

Also linked to Travel Theme: Close-Up and Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring

Who can resist a flower-bed filled with Forget-me-nots? Not me!

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Blue

Blue

Today has been the hottest day of the year at 33°C! With the warmth and sunshine I decided to head down to RHS Wisley Gardens to look for butterflies. I wasn’t disappointed!

I chose this photo of the lovely little Common Blue perched on the Blue Eryngium to share with you as I just love both the plant and the butterfly!