Tuesday, 8 October 2013

10 Things Tuesday - Blue

Well. last week was Orange for October. This week I decided to have a sort through my photos and found that I have lots of other colours as well- surprise, surprise! 
So no reason, except total randomness, I choose 'Blue'.
 

Then I found a whole host of idioms, sayings and quotes that contain the word blue. Some I use regularly and some I'd never heard of. Which ones do you use?
 
a blue-eyed boy

a bolt from the blue


between the devil and the deep blue sea

black and blue
blue blood

blue collar
blue in the face

bolt from the blue
feel blue

into the wide blue yonder
 
(Incidently I was playing around with this phrase when I was thinking about the title of my blog- until I decided on Graham's Landing instead!)
like a bolt from the blue

like blue blazes
once in a blue moon
 
out of a clear blue sky
 

 out of the blue

scream blue murder
talk until one is blue in the face
 
the boys in blue
 
true-blue

And to finish with ...
 
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 of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.
Eleonora Duse
 
So there you are- 10 Blue Things for a Tuesday :)
Amanda x

7 comments:

  1. Lovely photos. We really do have a lot of phrases with "blue" in them. What an interesting list to read.

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    1. There's probably a few more too! It's surprising how many of them I use!

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  2. So lovely, I never thought I used so many of those saying.

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    1. Likewise- they keep cropping up too, I used another today- Running around like the proverbial blue fly!

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  3. Not only did I love your blue photos, I was amazed at how many phrases there are, ones that we use in everyday life.
    Patricia x

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