Monday, November 10, 2014

Blue Monday: Miscellaneous Blues

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OK, first of all -- here's a shot from a few days ago. It's a photo of a Western Scrub-Jay in a tree across the way from our property. We've had bunches of them around here this year, and they can make an awful racket. But they're really very pretty birds. I've been trying to get some pictures of them for a long time, but they don't stay still very long. They really are a lovely blue, but they're also kind of nasty critters.

Blue Bird of Happiness?
I'm a little disoriented this morning. I keep thinking I've forgotten something. Today is shaping up to be pretty quiet around here. For the last month or so we've been unbelievably busy with medical and dental adventures, household chores and just general everyday chaos.  For some reason, we managed to get all sorts of STUFF planned for October and early November. And all that PLANNED stuff added to the UNEXPECTED STUFF that came up -- well, it left us with very little free time. So it's sort of nice to have a whole day with NO plans.

But, even though I don't have anything planned for today, I AM waiting for something -- and here's a hint:

It's a case for an iPad Mini-3 -- I've got the case, but not the pad yet!

I know it's a little hard to tell, but this case is a very dark blue. The color is a little easier to see on the inside:

The case is made of really soft leather, and it's waiting to be filled by the new iPad Mini I'm expecting to arrive later today. It's sort of an early Christmas gift from me to me. We bought one of the original iPads back when they first came out, and it's been great. But it's very heavy and doesn't have all the nifty bells and whistles the new models have, so I decided to splurge a bit.

(The hubby just checked on the tracking, and it's out for delivery. Very exciting!)

OK, that's about it for today. Just one more blue thingie. We've actually had some pretty substantial rain lately -- not quite enough to break the drought here in central Texas, but great for the lawns and gardens anyway. And right after a good rain, we usually find a bunch of these have sprung up everywhere:

Not sure what they are -- probably some sort of noxious weed that we should be pulling up as soon as it shows. But they look very sweet around the patio, and they usually only last a day. They come and go with the rain.


  1. Hi Joy,

    What a treat to see three blues! The blue bird cannot possibly be irritating; you must be mistaken!

    Oh how exciting to be getting an ipad mini. I like your idea of giving a gift to you from you, and I love the color of the cover.

    Those sweet blue weed-flowers would make me smile. I'd never pull them up. Thanks for sharing.

    Have a Happy Blue Monday!

  2. My daughter is wanting a mini for Christmas. Let me know how you like it when you get it.
    Joy @ Books and Life

  3. Ugh, now I am going to have to check out an ipad mini -- didn't even know they existed but I was looking at a Dell Venue 8 Tablet. The bird is pretty -- they are noisy though but not as bad as the mockingbirds that live in our back yard. And they aren't even pretty!

  4. Like these blues! Birds are interesting creatures but I know some are more annoying than others! LOL! Thanks for sharing.


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