For the last 3 nights Andre and I have been having ice cream in the evenings. I make a small bowl for myself and give him a scoop in a small bowl. At first he licked at it and looked at me like he wasn’t sure of it. The next night he was more excited. Tonight when I said, “who wants ice cream” his ears perked up. In the kitchen I gave him his scoop first and he grabbed the whole thing and chewed it down. Now, of course, he is begging for mine. But I’m not sharing!!
I’ve been looking for colors to repaint the rooms in my house. Previously I used greens and yellow, but now I am leaning toward blue. I was never a fan of turquoise, teal or aqua in the past, preferring sky blue or royal blue. But when looking around the internet for color choices, I find myself really drawn toward them. They are such similar colors that many people get them mixed up, including me. So I did a search for a comparison on the internet and this answer closely matched my opinions on those colors (except that I think of teal as having more green). Of course, each of these colors can have different shades. http://www.flickr.com/photos/theborers/6125049328/
In my internet searching, I came across references to the movie ‘Butterfield 8’ – http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/elizabeth-taylor-or-butterfiel-142398 . They used a color that I love and many people referred to it as robin’s egg. But it looks more blue than what I consider to be robin’s egg. I would call the movie color turquoise. So I decided to go to the source, Mother Nature.
I sent a request out to my co-workers to look for broken robin’s eggs, since it is spring and time for life to renew. One of my co-workers had a robin’s nest near her front walk and told me as soon as they hatched she would bring me one. Unfortunately, after watching the nest for a while, she determined that the mother had abandoned the nest, so she brought me one of the orphaned eggs. It is so tiny and precious and blue/green.
I bought a pair of gloves last winter and I really like the color (turquoise maybe) and the other day I was wearing one of my sweaters and realized one of the colors in it was what I had been looking for. So I was very anxious to compare my egg to my sweater and glove. Here’s a picture of the three items together.
Here’s a classic clip of the wonderful Myrna Loy telling her builder about the colors she wants from “Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House.”