Friday, June 15, 2012
photo friday : true blue
Blue. Blue is pragmatic, ubiquitous, utilitarian. The color of recycling bins and bicycles, scaffolding beams and wheelbarrows, umbrellas, uniforms, business mens' suits. The signage of grocery stores and banks is broadcast in blue. Postal boxes, vinyl tarps, sandbags, dumpsters, blue, blue, blue. Denim is blue, the sky is blue. Everywhere I look there is blue. But to my whimsically-trained eye: too often uninspiringly so.
This week I bought a blue dress, four blue mugs, and a blue car. Our lovely cherry-red car is being traded in for a newer model and after looking at the banal color choices available (must there be so many silver, black or burgundy cars?) I selected the "graphite blue." Which of course was not available on the lot and had to be shipped in from somewhere else, adding an extra cost. Blue was my non-negotiable stipulation.
Next week's photo Friday theme: wood.