Sunday, January 30, 2011

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Excuse me for posting so many photos today, but since I am so blue, I just couldn't decide which to leave out. So I put them all in. The bible doesn't seem to use the word depression, instead it uses downcast. It even suggests there are benefits to being sad, which I would not disagree with. After all, how can we know how to empathize with and comfort others if we have not needed it ourselves at some point? So as these pictures and Ecclesiastes testify, being blue can be a good thing.

"Crying is better than laughing. It blotches the face but it scours the heart. Sages invest themselves in hurt and grieving. Fools waste their lives in fun and games." Ecc. 7:3,4







































40 comments:

reanaclaire said...

Hi Ginny..hope you r not feeling blue now.. reminds me of one song that goes like this..
When i'm feeling blue, all I got to do, is to take a look at you, then im not so blue..
when you're close to me, i can feel your heartbeat, i can hear the beating in my ear..
dont u agree, baby, we got a groovy kind of love...

Ginny, look at someone u love then u wont feel so blue.. :)

Terry said...

Howdy Ginny
God Bless you for all the photos !
I was tossing and turning and wondering what to think as Winter is still with us .
While it may be normal to have a long winter in some places ,usually Central Texas is given a free pass .
Unless you count the odd years where it snowed on Valentines Day and than again once for a whole Easter weekend,and then there was the year it snowed in May .
Well maybe I just thought
we got a free pass :)
Today was my first visit
to your blog but
I'll be back again .
Thank you so much for making me feel so much better !
Until next time
Happy Trails

SquirrelQueen said...

When I saw your post come up on my dashboard it only showed the first sentence of your post. You had me worried to hear you were "blue".

After seeing all of your great photos I am blue too and there is a big smile on my face.

MaryMoh said...

Beautiful pictures..reminds me of my many blue outfits...haha. Yes, life can be blue at times but joy, as promised, comes in the morning. Have a wonderful day.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

If being blue includes these lovely pictures,then I guess it's OK.Have a fabulous day.

Lucy (aka rharper) said...

Love the photos. In any color!

From the Kitchen said...

The blue photos are wonderful. I especially like that blue "motel" chair in the snow. Don't be blue too long dear Ginny!

Best,
Bonnie

kanak7 said...

Beautiful photos, Ginny! These blues don't get me down!;) And the verse is truly wonderful!

About your comment on my cactus photo, I've answered on my blog. Thank you for mentioning the shadows in between. I was so into the red blooms that I failed to see the shadows. After reading your comment, I found myself thinking...if I had noticed that before I could have used it for the meme "Shadow Shots"!!

Sandra said...

so did you go on a blue hunt? or did you take these out of archives? never knew so much blue was out there. these are all great examples. LOVE the header with phil waving at us. my favoirte shot is the floor, what a beautfiful floor. i am having a blue monday and this is lifting me up. solomon was so right, tears do scour the heart. i used to cry a lot, but now find it hard to... what's up with that.

George said...

You've shared some wonderful blue pictures. I hope you are no longer blue.

Bobbi said...

Good morning Ginny. Blue is my favorite color! I'm sorry that your blue... but I sure did like the way you put this post together. You have a nice way of getting your point across and I always love your photos.
Enjoy your day of blue... Tomorrow is the first day of February, then comes groundhog day... then there's spring and sunshine. ((HUG)) You are loved!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Ginny, Hope you are not really feeling BLUE today... Hope you are feeling well --and just enjoying the COLOR, blue, in your life.

Great set of pictures. Don't think I've ever seen a blue water hose before....

Hope you are feeling better than blue today!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Stephanie V said...

I don't think blue should be associated with depression. It's such a great color that covers so many moods. Blue always makes me happy...thanks for all that happiness today.
Hope that your blue mood evaporates looking at all your cheerful photos.

DawnTreader said...

Wonderful collection of "blues"... ;)

Mary said...

What a wonderful series of photos, Ginny.
There is a meme called Blue Monday that you might want to submit this to. Just sayin' :-). Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Regina said...

Well I actually posted yesterday sort of early as I don't have one up every day..so if you come by it might put a grin (not a smile) on your face..You know I had to endure manic depression-that's one thing that changed because of the way I happened to of been thinking (patterns) when I came to Christ.. now that is different, I get what you have every now an then (could be physical)? But it isn't any fun! Well hey, I really liked what you said at the end..and that verse as well- isn't that the truth! I know you know..so I won't try to tell you something smarmy.. but it almost has to get worked out or something..like a splinter? I'm sorry and your in my prayers my friend! The fourth photo ..not sure what that is (water)..I'll go back and check (hugs)

Regina said...

Well I can see..neat night shot and a series for your blue theme. That header is wild!
You know..so many things -weather or whatever can contribute or trigger this kind of thing? I just want to say how much I (your of course) appreciated here! You've never been judgemental- though you have your opinions..yet always faithful..
consistant, humorous and original! I'd give you an award but it would be inconsistnat on my part (ha ha)..so I'll have something better. Again..your in my prayers:)

Chatty Crone said...

I am so sorry that you are blue, but don't get down on yourself my friend. It is okay to have some days of depression as long as they don't stay in depression.

How would we know joy if we didn't know sorry. It is the opposite side of the same coin.

Love and hugs,sandie

Remington said...

We get blue here too....love all the pics....now I am not blue any more....smiling here!

LC said...

Hope your blues collection helped with your emotional blues. I notice from your words and verse that you are "giving thanks in all things." Way to go, Ginny.

Ann said...

that's a great selection of blue pictures. I used to spend a lot of time being blue until one day I just made up my mind to be happy. The best part is since I knew what it was like to be sad it made me appreciate happiness all that much more :)
Hope you're back in the pink again soon

Tracy said...

Ginny,
YES, I am glad I startee blogging because I have met so wonderful people like you!!!
I am sorry you are feeling blue, but sometimes it is necessary so we are forced to reflect upon our blessings...listen to your heart and honor what it is saying!
I like the chair with the snow pile on it...no thank you; I don't think I'll be sitting long!

Diana (Di) said...

Ginny, you have offered us some lovely photos that you've taken. I especially love the first one (the print/painting), and the chair in the snow draws me in.

If we were laughing all the time, could we really enjoy it without a little down time?

Glenda said...

My fav pic is the old blue chair in the snow . . . great!!

I thought of the Scripture that says that God comforts us so that we can comfort others.

Ann said...

Hi Ginny,

I learned about quantum entanglement from the TV show Weird or what. I just posted mine today on a bench, and I see you posted on a bench too.

kasthurirajam said...

beautiful

LV said...

After all those neat blues you should be feeling better. I have a hard time finding one blue and here you have enough to last me a long time. Staying busy sometimes helps to settle one down.

Deborah said...

Hi Ginny, I was wondering if you were feeling blue. I put the cards up because I was upset that everyone couldn't enter my contest!!
Well, your blue pictures were nice!
xxoo
Deborah
PS I hope everything is Ok I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, I like the sculpture of the blue sea turtle the best. I will say a quick prayer for you to beat the blues! Have a better evening and a bright day tomorrow!!

Neal said...

Sounds like me....I start selecting photos and can't decide which to leave out so I just keep adding. :)
Interesting pictures.

Together We Save said...

Sorry you have been feeling blue!! You are so motivational, I love visiting you.

Regina said...

I left a little something for you..The photo is for your page. I wanted to leave you an iris but couldn't for the life of me make up my mind! Good grief! I wanted it to be something you hadn't seen but thought - who cares (ha ha)..that iris would probably stand out on your column better (it's one I cropped and you said you liked)..with raindrops. Besides, it makes me think of you! Let me know (hug and squeeze) ha ha

greeneyes616 said...

Ginny,Very inspirational and so true. We experience God through all things happy or sad with the Lord we shall always be glad. There is beauty everywhere if we choose to see it...God Bless may He always keep you and your loved ones in His loving embrace Patricia

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

There is actually a "Blue Monday" group event in the blog world, Ginny. I linked to it today. Your blue photos are all wonderful! You are a very talented photographer

S. Etole said...

That top photo is remarkable ... is it a watercolor or pastel drawing?

Kim-Stuff could always be worse said...

I do understand "feeling blue", it is part of life. No fun though. Hope you feel better soon, less blue

Annie said...

I fine piece of wisdom, Ginny.

Stacey Dawn said...

Oh I so get feeling "blue." Sending you hugs and sending up prayers for you to be blessed and filled with joy!!!

srp said...

Blue days need a little sun... the vitamin D and the light boosts the spirit... and always seems to make the sky that remarkable shade of blue.

Here today it feels like a spring day... like a thunderstorm or tornado should pop up at any minute... not a February groundhog day. Last year on this day we had just had 10 inches of snow.

ruthi said...

oh those are awesome collection of blue photos. love the one with the blue fairy lights.