Saturday, August 5, 2017

Color My World Thankful

Ten Things of Thankful

This week it occurred to me that color plays a big role in making life lovely and worth living.  Thus i am grateful for the joy of the colors that are in my life.

My red K-Cup refill pod, so i can take my own coffee to use at some homes and offices where i work.

Orange leaves, to remind me that summer doesn't stay forever.

Fun yellow envelopes in the mail!

The green grass of my own front yard.

Pretty blue skies, puffy cloud accents optional.

My purple rain coat (and all my purple shirts, purple is the majority of my wardrobe).

Gray clouds, because even they are beautiful in their own way.

The white brick and door of our house, even if the door is showing its age and wear.

Black cast iron skillets, the best in the world for cooking.

Brown paper bags and the kittens that play with them.

Pink flowers add charm to everything.

Do you have a favorite color?  What things in that color are you thankful for this week?  Let us know, or make your own list of things you are thankful for and link up at Ten Things of Thankful.

Today is:

Andorra La Vella Festival -- Andorra (through Monday)

Barsi Bhagat Puran Singh -- Sikhism

Battle of Bushy Run Reenactment -- Harrison City, PA, US (commemorates the decisive battle of Pontiac's War in 1763; through tomorrow)

Bogota Carnival -- Bogota, Colombia (celebrating the city's Hispanic founding; through tomorrow)

Canmore Folk Music Festival -- Canmore, AB, Canada (bringing beautiful folk music and more to the area; through Monday)

Celtic Tree Month Coll (Hazel) commences

Damn the Torpedoes, Full Speed Ahead Day -- uttered this day by Admiral Farragut at the Battle of Mobile Bay in 1864

Fancy Farm Picnic -- Fancy Farm, KY, US (what a name for a town, and what a good time they have, Southern hospitality at its best!)

Hanakasa Matsuri -- Yamagata City, Japan (10,000 costumed dancers perform; through the 7th)

Independence Day / Republic Day -- Burkina Faso (former Upper Volta)(1960)

International Hangover Day -- always the day after International Beer Day, which should tell you something, and sponsored by the same group that does International Beer Day, which should tell you something more!

Ishitori Festival -- Kasuga Shrine, Kuwana City, Japan (called the loudest festival in Japan, with lots of bell ringing and drum beating; through Monday)

League of N.H. Craftsmen Annual Craftsmen's Fair -- Newbury, NH, US ("America's oldest crafts fair," through the 13th)

Miss Crustacean Usa Beauty Pageant and Ocean City Crab Creep -- Ocean City, NJ, US (crowning the most beautiful and fastest tree crab on Earth)

National Blackmail Day -- according to mostly ecard sites, with suggestions to send a card to the friend who has told you his/her secrets, with the notice that you plan on celebrating this date!

National Mustard Day -- US, sponsored by the National Mustard Museum 

National Underwear Day -- sponsored by, which encourages people to rethink their underwear style, make sure they have the right fit, and which sometimes gives away free underwear 

National Waffle Day

Nuestra Senora de Africa -- CE, Spain (Day of Our Lady of Africa, also called Fiestas Patronales)

Olathe Sweet Corn Festival -- Olathe, CO, US (lots of fun and all the "Olathe Sweet" corn you can eat)

Oyster Day

Pixie of the Year Competition -- Fairy Calendar

Sacrifice to Salus -- Ancient Roman Calendar (goddess of health, associated with Greek Hygeia)

Sagbraw: Schramm's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Wisconsin -- Wisconsin's oldest cross-state bicycle tour; through Aug. 11

St. Afra of Augsburg's Day (Patron of converts, martyrs, penitent women; Augsburg, Germany)

St. Oswald of Northumbria's Day (Patron of Zug, Switzerland)

Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day and the Day of Croatian defenders -- Croatia

Work Like a Dog Day -- different from work-a-holics, people who work like a dog work hard while they are at it, and rest when they aren't

Birthdays Today:

Jonathan Silverman, 1966
Patrick Aloysius Ewing, 1962
Maureen McCormick, 1956
Erika Slezak, 1946
Loni Anderson, 1946
Ja’net DuBois, 1938
John Saxon, 1936
Neil Armstrong, 1930
Sydney Omarr, 1926
Raoul Wallenberg, 1912
John Huston, 1906
Conrad Potter Aiken, 1889
Joseph Merrick, 1862
Guy de Maupassant, 1850
Thomas Lynch, Jr., 1749
John Eliot, 1604
Joseph Justus Scaliger, 1540

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Revolver"(Beatles Album, release date), 1966
"Eleanor Rigby" & "Yellow Submarine"(Beatles singles, A & B side respectively, release date), 1966
"American Bandstand"(TV, national premiere), 1957
"Andy Capp"(Comic strip), 1957
"Little Orphan Annie"(Comic strip), 1924

Today in History

The last outpost of Bar Kockba, Betar, falls to Rome, 135
Penda of Mercia defeats and kills Oswald of Northumbria at the Battle of Maserfield, 642
King Edward and Earl Aetherlred, leading the allied forces of Mercia and Wessex, defeat the last major Viking army to raid England at the Battle of Tettenhall, 910
Anti-Jewish riots in Arnstadt, Germany, 1264
Sir Humphrey Gilbert establishes first English colony in North America, at what is now St John's, Newfoundland, 1583
The Mayflower departs from Southampton, England on its first attempt to reach North America, 1620
New York Weekly Journal writer John Peter Zenger is acquitted of seditious libel against the royal governor of New York, on the basis that what he had published was true, 1735
US Army abolishes flogging, 1861
Standard Oil of New Jersey is established, 1882
The cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty is laid on Bedloe's Island in New York Harbor, 1884
Bertha Benz drives from Mannheim to Pforzheim and back in the first long distance automobile trip made in her husbands invention, the first patented automobile; her journey was to publicize the invention, and she garnered attention and sales, 1888
The first electric traffic light is installed, in Cleveland, Ohio, 1914
Debut of the comic strip "Little Orphan Annie", by Harold Gray, 1924
Debut of the comic strip "Andy Capp", by Smythe, 1957
Nelson Mandela is jailed, 1962*
The United States, United Kingdom, and Soviet Union sign a nuclear test ban treaty, 1963
The city of Knin, a significant Serb stronghold, is captured by Croatian forces during Operation Storm, 1995
The Copiapo mining accident traps 33 Chilean miners about 2,300ft below the ground, 2010
NASA launches its Juno space probe from Cape Canaveral to orbit and study Jupiter, 2011
The 31st Summer Olympics offically opens in Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2016

*Released in 1990


  1. Those are such great things for which to be thankful. We love our green grass too. Very nice post. Have a great day.

  2. I love how you choose themes for your thankfuls. My favorite color is blue. :)

  3. Nice twist on your thankful post. Pink is my favorite color. Like you I'm thankful for each and every day I get to reside here. Each breath I take.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend. ☺

  4. I have many favourite colours. Love the orange leaf and the green grass. I love the kittens playing and the pink flower.

  5. If the world was designed by an engineer, it would be in black and white, I prefer God's version.

  6. This was a lovely idea, the rainbow of colors we see around us is such a beautiful thing. Purple is also my most favorite color, anything purple makes me smile! :-) My second favorite is bright sunny yellow, like a smiley face!

    Those little refillable K-Cup pods are awesome, and save money and plastic waste too!

    Orange leaves are starting early in some places this year it seems. I wish we had more trees, I miss the crunchy colors of Autumn.

    Green grass and blue skies are always so calming, and I love thunderclouds too, and even the raw power of the wind, when it's not being destructive!

    Your white front door entrance is pretty! It looks like a home that is lived in and I like that.

    My mama loved to cook with cast iron too, your photo reminded me of that.

    Cats and bags, always so funny! We have one who will sit on the bag if another cat is in it, trapping them and creating quite a show! :-)

    What a beautiful delicate pink flower! I will forever be amazed by the intricacy of design and color in each thing God created!

    Enjoy the beauty of your surroundings, treat yourself to a little feet-up time this weekend, and have a good week ahead, Mimi! XO

  7. As an artist I would find it extremely difficult living a life without color.

  8. I only love red , yellow and white. Mainly I do not wera any other colours.

  9. My favourite colour was always red, but as an artist who can no longer see colour, I miss them all so much. Thank you for sharing this.

  10. Another very excellent TToT! (The thing about this bloghop that, imo, accounts for it's longevity, is the creativity that everyone brings to the otherwise mundane task of writing a list of ten things.
    Nicely done.

  11. This was a fun list. It is going to raise my awareness of the colors in my world as I go through the day. Thanks for waking my senses.


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