Blue Monday

Van Gogh's Starry Night


A few thoughts about 'blue'.

The color of the  sky and the bay change from day to day  but it never fails to put on a pretty show.
Wiki facts about blue:
"Blue is the colour between violet and green on the optical spectrum of visible light. Human eyes perceive blue when observing light with a wavelength between 450 and 495 nanometres. Blues with a higher frequency and thus a shorter wavelength gradually look more violet, while those with a lower frequency and a longer wavelength gradually appear more green.
The modern English word blue comes from Middle English bleu or blewe, from the Old French bleu, a word of Germanic origin related to Old Dutch, Old High German, Old Saxon blāo and Old Frisian blāw, blau. The clear sky and the deep sea appear blue because of an optical effect known as Rayleigh scattering. When sunlight passes through the atmosphere, the blue wavelengths are scattered more widely by the oxygen and nitrogen molecules, and more blue comes to our eyes. Rayleigh scattering also explains blue eyes; there is no blue pigment in blue eyes. Distant objects appear more blue because of another optical effect called atmospheric perspective."

this photo of the bay was taken by a friend who was visiting.



Early evening summer sky



Seagull in flight.    

Friday Fotos


Another week draws to a close and I am joining in for
 Friday Foto Friends once again. It is a lot of fun and you should join in also. You get to see a lot of wonderful pictures that way and make new friends. You can click on the photos to enlarge them if you like.

End of the day and pink clouds

This life saver has seen better days but it works!

I love the smell of grass after it has just been mowed.



The big back pond and its residents



Rainy Summer Night...




Sunny days on the boardwalk
There is a boardwalk nearby that is really just a neighborhood sidewalk.
There are no amusements, just homes.
Summer homes and year round homes come right to its edge.
The bay opens wide before it and laps the white sandy beach.
You can see the little Victorian town on the other side, and the lights of the Barnegat Bay Bridge in the distance leaving trails of light in the waves on the open bay.
They call the bridge the "String of Pearls" .
That bridge was mentioned in the song
  My Eyes Adored You   by the Four Seasons (stop blog music at bottom side of page to hear).:
"Carried your books from school
Playing make-believe you're married to me
You were fifth grade, I was sixth
When we came to be

Walking home every day over
Barnegat Bridge and Bay
Till we grew into the me and you
Who went our separate ways"
 People love to walk those boards all year long. Both natives and people from surrounding places
because of the peace and the calm there.
 You can see into some of the homes as you go by, and its not unusual for the owners to wave a friendly "Hi" as you go by.

It was raining tonight but, it was a good night for a nice walk along the boards. Its another world to see the lights on the water and hear the gentle tapping of the rain on it too.


I passed by homes warmly lit. People sitting around tables talking, others entertaining in the evening....its the thing to do ..to share your home and its view with others.
 One home in particular struck me as I passed by.
 Gentle music floated  on the night air from the cottage. Men sat with drinks in hand, while the ladies sat at a card table playing bridge and enjoying cake  with  hot coffee.
 The ambiance was wonderful and you could sense it so strongly.
 Light laughter mixed with  smooth jazz filtered out along the boardwalk and although not many were walking, just the odd one here or there, their faces reflected what I was feeling.







 The people here are interesting.
 They live in a nice place really and they truly appreciate it for what it is.
I have never walked that boardwalk that I haven't seen someone  sharing  their home with guests.

 I can't invite you over....but I can share this with you.

Good night.