You know, blue trucks, blue coffee cups, blue jeans, bluebirds.
Since I wrote that article I started wondering how "the blues" became "the blues." You know, how such a cheery color came to designate such a sad mood.
A Google search led me to this website. It says that the term came from the navy. Way back when, if a captain or other crew member died while they were out at sea, the navy ship flew a blue flag coming home. It alerted those on shore that some bad news was headed their way.
I mentioned in that post that the wonderful folks at Botanical Interests are offering a seed collection for one of you. I love, love, love this company! I also love a give-away!
I discovered Botanical Interests last fall at a local nursery, but they have an online catalog as well as a print catalog.
I planted some of my seeds in these little jiffy pots.
They are sprouting in my kitchen window already. In a few weeks I'll transplant them in the garden.
This weekend I planted some sugar snap peas in the garden.
Sugar snap peas are my number one, all time favorite thing to plant in the garden. Nothing like them. I told a story on the maryjanesfarm post about my daughter being in my baby bjorn carrier at the grocery store. I used to carry around my daughter in that or in a sling all the time. One day I'm out in the garden picking sugar snap peas and she is tiny thing. So she's riding in the baby bjorn on my chest. I soon notice that she's picked a pea of her own and is sucking on it.
Okay---about that give-away.
You can leave a comment here or at my maryjanesfarm blog to enter the Botanical Interests give-away. Just go to their website here to pick out the seed collection you'd choose. It will be hard. They all look so amazing. While you're there, look around. Order a catalog. ww.botanicalinterests.com
Then come back and leave your answer in a comment.
Now I gotta go chase some joy, y'all! Rebekah