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Thursday, January 22, 2009

this one is mine

The color that makes me happiest in the world is that perfect combo of blue and green that becomes turquoise -- today's color chosen for True Colours Thursday-- so I am happy indeed!

My love affair with this hue developed about the time I graduated from chunky lead pencils and printing to cursive [Palmer Method--remember that?] and ink pens. I'm dating myself here: my inexpensive pen of choice in those early days was a Lindy ballpoint in the color Peacock Blue. Later came a more, umm, refined aesthetic sense and the lure of bottled ink in the same color using a fountain pen. Imagine my delight at the invention of cartridges in the same color. After all, this was the 20th Century and if we could put a man on the moon, Schaeffer could devise a cleaner, more plastic form of ink flow. Smitten I was with that color until the days of clicking your Bic and the more streamlined options of blue, black and red which seemed like fallout from the Cold War we were engaged in.

Fast forward to the present and my eye is consistently drawn to some shade of turquoise shown in the collage of everyday artifacts of my world. At Christmastime when I was rummaging through all those decorations I found one small box that rattled when I shook it. Inside was dear old Pashka-dog's collar and matching leash in all their worn turquoise glory.

Click on the True Colours icon above to see more bloggers' turquoise joy -- and maybe join in the fun.

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12 comments:

Queen-Size funny bone said...

very nice. love your header. have a nice day.

Daryl said...

I remember those ink cartridges AND I too was enamored with the aqua, peacock blue, azure ... until I met purple .. oh I love purple ink ...

Poopsie aka Blue said...

I thought you might enjoy this shade, and the true Blue isn't far behind this colour.

I found Pashka-dog's collar so touching, as I have my Hero's old collars too.

Love
Blue

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

I have never thought about this colour much before. It is not a colour i would choose for things but now i think about it... It is a very pretty colour.

I enjoyed your tale about the pens. This colour as an ink would be really nice. Will have to look out in stores now for Turqouise pens.. :-)

It is a beautiful colour in a collar, that photo is so cute.

Aileni said...

Cool colours - literally.

Marianne said...

Turquoise has also always been very special, and dear to my visual delight... and really, just the word alone.. turquoise... quite exotic, eh? ahhh, dear sweet Pashka. I'm pretty sure she and Blue are good buddies now.

Lily Hydrangea said...

Turquoise is one of my favorite colors too. It is probably because I like both blue & green so much!

Lily Hydrangea said...

PS,
nice post for today!

Cloudia said...

Yes, turquiose the colour of heaven! Keeps you from falling off your horse or motorcycle too.
Aloha-

Dina ... UK said...

I found it touching about the collar....
I let my Penny's collar stay with her...
Nice Turquoise, so many shades of this colour...

Granny Smith said...

I isn't just a color. It's a semi-precious stone that is used beautifully by the native Americans of the southwest. In Brazil, many years ago, I bought a bracelet with blue-green tourmalines, emerald cut. The gems are not the more usual bottle green of tourmaline. It's my favorite bracelet.

It's a wonderful color choice!

It's good to see that your hand is healed enough to once more fly across the keyboard! I have missed your writing.

XXXX Phyllis

i beati said...

I loved the chronology of your love affair with those colors.I too am a blue lover- especially periwinkle, wedgewood and probably all hah ha ..How's you recovery from the fall??sandy