Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The French like Blue -- MidWeek Blues -- Blue shutters

Especially their shutters. They have been blue for a long, long time.

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It doesn't seem to make the French feel blue. Well, maybe this is different for the artists, some get real moody or worse.

We found this original in the Lautrec Museum in Albi, France. It is by Paul Cézanne (1839 to 1906) and yes, he was pretty quirky. (
Cézanne Wikipedia link)

In just a lot of his pictures you can see Mont Sainte-Victoire as in this one. It is a mountain in Provence, France. Cézanne can see the whole view of the mountain from his house near Aix-en-Provence. He drew a series of oil paintings about or using his favorite mountain of his.

The blue colour on his mountains is supposed to be an impression of air. I'm not at all knowing what that signifies. Do you?

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Even the sky is blue in France, bluer than most of the U.S. except perhaps the Texas skies. Pictured is son, Tim. Tim went with Mrs. Jim and I to Spain, France, Andorra, and Belgium on our Spring 2009 European Holiday. (link to posts so far)

There aren't any blue shutters in this last picture but Mrs. Jim really likes these Citroën 2cv cars. She likes blue ones too and would drive one around here if I would get her one.
I have a blue Citroën in much better shape than this one. I am saving it in case I want to do mischief with it. Have to plan my escape route carefully, their top speed is 40 mph. Mine is a 1:18 scale diecast from Solido (
link for a grey one). I bought it in France back in 1992.

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If you want to post a MidWeek Blues picture, go get directions from Rebecca by clicking on the logo below. She has a Mr. Linky and good directions . Just do what I did.

Or do less. All she requires is a BLUE PICTURE, you don't have to write.

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Sunday, July 26, 2009

One Single Impression: Fragrance


God's gift to the nose
sweet aroma hurts my throat
God's curse to my skin

ex smoker confess
Gods curses are worse by far
than words of ex wife

bane of eczema
itching scratching rash--perfume
he's allergic to

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Find more poems at One Single Impression
"Fragrance" as prompt,
suggested by Geraldine of
My Poetic Path

Pictures are mine from a tapas bar and mimes
on the street in Barcelona, Spain

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