Hues Clues: My Favorite Blues

You might be thinking of blues songs by now or the old Nickelodeon show Blue’s Clues (which is being rebooted for this fall).

I’m thinking of the color blue. Though I have a different favorite color (red), I noticed a lot of great shades of blue around. Take a look.


1                                        2


3                                       4


5                                         6


7                                          8


9                                          10


11                                            12

And of course these book covers:


13                                      14


15                                     16

I wish I could’ve found a few more natural items in my area. But pink, yellow, or red flowers abound. Anyway, this isn’t just a photo gallery. You’re probably wondering why each item is numbered. That’s because this gallery is also a quiz. 😊 Which picture above fits each word or phrase below? Either what’s in the photo will complete the phrase or it is a descriptor of an item below. Hope that makes sense. In your head or on a piece of paper connect the letter of each item below (A, B, C, D) with the number of the photo above that fits it. For some items, you’re going to have to look closely at the photos. (Note that the numbers are under the photos to which they belong.) Are you ready? Begin! (Confused? Comment below.)

A. The limit (popular idiom)
B. Sanrio (Google if you don’t know what this is.)
C. Sibling (part of a well-known phrase)
D. Wah. Yay!

Comment below with your answers. I’ll let you know if you’re right! (I have one definite answer for each. But kudos to you if you can make a creative case for alternate answers.)

I’m so tempted to make a color series. But if you have followed my blog for any length of time, you already know that a series is not something you’ll find much of around here. 😄 However, if you would like to see a series like this, please let me know.

New best friends, Henry and Tia, wanted to get in on this blue thing. So, they coerced a pencil sharpener against its will to take this photo with them.

Book covers courtesy of the authors. Blue’s Clues logo from Wikipedia. Other photos by L. Marie.

32 thoughts on “Hues Clues: My Favorite Blues

    • A good effort, Charles! I didn’t want the quiz to be easy. 😉
      My answers: A—5, B—2 (The balloon shows part of Hello Kitty, a Sanrio character), C—13 (Sibling Rivalry), D—11 (Wah and Yay are expressions of emotions, a word shown in the photo).

      • I knew someone would think of relativity because of relative. That’s why I said, “If you could make a good case for it . . .” But since relativity means the absence of standards or “the dependence of various physical phenomena on relative motion of the observer and the observed objects, especially regarding the nature and behavior of light, space, time, and gravity” I didn’t select it at all. When I wrote the quiz, I immediately thought of Sibling Rivalry to go with your book.

        As for Hello Kitty, I didn’t want to show a picture in this post that would be too obviously her, though I actually showed the balloon in this post:

  1. As it happens, I’m reading Anne Tyler’s novel A Spool of BLUE Thread. She makes many references to the color blue; one I remember especially is the deep blue of a Noxzema jar. (The Henry and Tia photo is charming, of course.)

    Sorry, not enough gas in my tank this morning for the quiz, but I’ll have to check back later for the reveal. Thanks, L. Marie!

  2. Poor Blue Pencil Sharpener…I wouldn’t want Henry to coerce me to do anything!
    BTW: “A spool of blue thread” is an excellent read – especially since it is rooted in family in ways that need to be voiced. (don’t want to spoil it for you!)

    • I wouldn’t either, Laura! Though I’m sure Henry will learn that he doesn’t need to do that to get his way.
      Yay! Glad to hear it is a great book! 😄

  3. Eek! I’m reading this on my lunch hour … boy, the comment on Noxzema really took me back. I used it a lot when I was a teenager, it was great for sunburns as well. I loved the blue jars and I probably even kept a couple just for holding pins or something because I liked the blue so much.

      • Okay, did you ever mixed Noxzema with cornmeal to use as a facial scrub? I wonder what ever happened to Noxzema. Hmmm …. something to google when I’m bored 😉

      • I haven’t, but I remember keeping one of the jars because I liked it. Noxzema is still around. You can get the anti-blemish pads at stores.

  4. Haha! I fear your fiendish clues have utterly defeated me, apart from A – which I’m guessing goes with 5, the sky. The other ones – nope! No idea! But I had fun trying! 😀

    • I understand. But as I mentioned in my response to Charles, I was going by what’s shown on the photos, rather than the content of the books (since those who haven’t read these books wouldn’t know the content). The quiz was just a fun way to use the photos.

  5. Isatis tinctoria, also called woad , dyer’s woad, is a flowering plant in the family Brassicaceae. Woad is also the name of a blue dye produced from the leaves[2]. This blue made the wealth of Amiens in the Middle Age and Renaissance . The fortune of the inhabitants allowed to built lhe largest gothic cathedral of Europe in Amiens in 80 years only.
    Love ❤

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