With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Color Week Friday ~ Blue

Friday, March 6, 2009

Color Week Friday ~ Blue

a help when feeling blue... (highly recommended) splattered bluebaby blue...puppy blue...sparkly blue...muted blue... (a hurricane lamp)spiky blue... (grape Hyacinths) winner blue (Yay for Abbey!)

Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue

And the dreams that you dare to dream

Really do come true

From Wikipedia:

"Over the Rainbow" (often referred to as "Somewhere Over the Rainbow") is a classic ballad song with music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg. It was written for the movie The Wizard of Oz, and it became Judy Garland's signature song.
The song's plaintive melody and simple lyrics depict a pre-adolescent girl's desire to escape from the "hopeless jumble" of this world, from the sadness of raindrops to the bright new world "over the rainbow." It expresses the childlike faith that a door will magically open to a place where "troubles melt like lemon-drops."
The song is so popular that it tops the "Songs of the Century" list compiled by the Recording Industry Association of America and the National Endowment for the Arts. It also topped the American Film Institute's "100 Years, 100 Songs" list.
Along with Irving Berlin's "White Christmas", the song was adopted by the American troops in Europe in World War II as a symbol of the United States, the faraway land that, after long years of war, seemed like a dream beyond the rainbow.
The song has come to epitomize the gesture of the rising octave, which makes its opening so distinctive.

9 comments:

Michele said...

I just wanted to stop by and thank you for the kind and encouraging comment you left on my blog today. I truly appreciate you taking the time to do that. (o:

Blessings,
Michele

Mildred said...

What a delightful post this morning to wake up to. Thanks and have a wonderful weekend.

C and C said...

Our kiddos are enjoying looking at your color week posts!

crochet lady said...

Like the 'spattered blue'. Thanks for the bits of history. Judy Garland has always been a favorite. I used to sing that song as girl, too many times to count.

Miss Jen said...

Mrs.H,
What a beautiful post!!! ;)
How I love the color blue and the beloved song "Somewhere over the Rainbow"... It was a joy to read the interesting facts!! :)

Blessings~ Miss Jen

~~Deby said...

What a beautiful BLUE post---the pictures are goregeous...and I sure enjoyed listening to the color song as I read...
Deby

Janice said...

I love 'Over the Rainbow' so full of hope. Your pictures have been an inspiration all week, thanks for sharing X

Snippety Gibbet said...

BTW, I love that kitty cat clock widget you have over there. My Grandma had one too.

Anonymous said...

What a refreshing and lovely blog - I have enjoyed visiting!! Joy ~ Aussieland!!

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