Thursday, September 16, 2010

Blue's Colored Thursday - Black

If you want to play along, click on this link!  It's fun - you won't be sorry you joined in!
Today's color is black!

Mitch's nose and lips are black!
Our portable phone is black!
Dad's scherenschnitte picture that our wonderful friends Phil and Amy had made especially for dad is black!  What a beautiful meaningful gift it is!
You all know that we have a Mute swan named Dauby.    We used to have a pair of black swans named Buttons and Betty that lived on our pond until someone stole them!  grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr 
These are the black pods on our blue false indigo perennial plant.

This is the black discus that went with  dad to the Transplant Olympic games in Wisconsin!
And my least is black!

This is dad's antique pencil sharpener.  Mom says it's kinda fun to use!

Next week's color is lavender!

So until next time.................

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch


Angie said...

Great collection of BLACK stuff!

Martha said...

Goodness we have never seen black swans....kinda spooky!
Our favourite today was of course your black nose Mitch - what colour is Maggies?
Only joking - great colour post although we think lavender will be even better!
love and kisses
Martha and Bailey xxx

Blue said...

Just love that photo of Mitch.
How sad that someone stole your beautiful black swans :(

Love, pats & pets

Princess Patches said...

Great job! We, especially like the picture that your friends had made for your dad!

We hope that whom ever stole your black swans, gave them a good home and then rots in hell! (Mom's feeling kind of mean, this morning!)

Penny & Patches

Oreo said...

Hey Nice Blacks you guys,
Gee...your very own swan!! Cool!! Black looks like it was a fun and easy color and well...I am just a little partial to black!! ;-)


Teddy said...

That was a fun post because you have some unusual black items around. Black is a super cool color because we love black poodles!

That's terrible that someone stole Buttons and Betty. I can't imagine who would do that. They must have some pond of their own somewhere. Hopefully they are doing well.


Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Great collection!!

We're thinking the Mango should participate next week as his dog cave is now lavender!

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Hollie and Janie said...

Mitch does have the cutest black nose! Your black swans are so pretty, too!!

Fred said...

Nice job!
But I like Mitch's nose the best. :P

Sonic said...

My corn chips paws are black!


♥I am Holly♥ said...

Wonderful collection of black! We love everything! Lots of love, Holly and mom

jabblog said...

Great selection of blacks! How lovely to have your own black swan - though there really should be three. How can people do that?
The antique pencil sharpener reminds me of the ones I used to use at school. Not quite so old but enough to cause blisters when sharpening pencils for 30 children. Then I ordered an electric one ;-)

Wyatt said...

Who was Maggie talking to on the phone? hehe
The black swans are really lovely.


Jake of Florida said...

Our mom loves black, so she loved all your finds -- especially one airedale nose!!!

We'd have to includeso many thingsthat we wouldn;t know where to start -- or stop!!

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

Anonymous said...

Wait...somebuddy STOLE your swans? What kinda pawson steals somebuddy else's swans? That's just the craziest thing I ever heard!

Anyway, I likes all your black stuff. That pencil sharpener looks kinda complicated. How does it work?

Wiggles & Wags,

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

Once again, truly inkhredible and pawesome items to fit the kholour!

We love 'em all!

Mom's favourite is the scherenschnitt!

PeeEssWoo: Khongrats on your doughnut win!!!

Oskar said...

I like your black nose best!

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doyle and mollie said...

how do you steal swans that sounds horrible! we love all your blacks but mitch's nose has to be the winner... loves and licks

Mack said...

My nose and lips are black too! As well as some other parts!
I can't believe somebody would steal your pet swans! That is bad!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh what a handsome nose and lips you have...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Anonymous said...

I just love everything you showed. But....

Mitch's nose wins!

woo woos, Tessa

Golden Samantha said...

Beautiful black things you have - love that pencil sharpener and Mitch's nose and mouth, of course! They are all wonderful things - always love your True Colors!
Hugs xoxoxo
Sammie and Avalon

Stardust said...

Your home has the most beautiful things. How can anyone possibly steal the swans, that's mean!

Can't stop admiring the scherenschnitte and the antique pencil sharpener, classy!

The Army of Four said...

I like Mitch's black gumdrop nose best of all!

Lorenza said...

Pawesome blacks!
The picture made for your Dad is beautiful!
Kisses and hugs

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch and Mom,
As always Sue, you do a wonderful job with your colors!! I am so sad that some stole your swans!! Did you call the cops??? I hope you did!!!!
Love Mitch's nose!!
XXOO, Bambi & Fern

Bocci said...

All your photos are so good-love that penci sharpener...and Mitch's nose!

Your buddy,

P.S. Parental Unit wears too much black-she thinks she's a Beatnik!

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Great black post. Mitch's nose and lips are our favorites!
BabyRD and Hootie

ps-mom says sorry they couldn't get together while back east, but time was somewhat limited.

parlance said...

I wonder who Maggie rang on the phone. I was a bit surprised that someone could steal swans. Couldn't the swans fly away from the thieves?

Thor and Jack said...

What a great black items!

parlance said...

Thanks for the info about why the swans couldn't fly. Did you already know that in the centuries before the discovery of Australia (and its black swans), the expression "a black swan" meant something impossible?

Dexter said...

One of Grandpa Angus's nicknames was "black lips." You know, most doggies have black lips, but there is something about those dale lips that really stands out. Not to mention the big old snooters you have.


Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, everyone -

Mama is maaaaaaaaaaad thinking that someone could steal your pet swans. She feels the steam coming out of her ears.

We love the picture of your nose and lips, Mitch but Mama's favorite is the swan picture.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci