Monday, March 1, 2010

BLUE MONDAY - Olympic Pride

Today is BLUE Monday hosted by Sally from SmilingSally. A beautiful colour for a beautiful circle of friends to post about. Visit Sally to see all the other participants for today's BLUE Monday.

I'm writing this post on Sunday evening just after the Canadians played U.S. to win the Gold in hockey and just before the closing ceremonies. It has so been part of my life for the past 17 days and while I'm sad it is coming to a close, I am happy and proud to be a Canadian, proud of the athletes of Canada, of the United States, of Finland and of all participating countries.

I can't even imagine how wonderful it was for all the athletes who participated in the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. We have shared in the lives and the stories of so many of the participants and gotten to "know" them.

The BLUE I'm sharing today is pictures I took with my digital from TV. Here are the 3 flags following the Canada vs U.S. hockey game. What a time for Canada to be on the podium receiving Gold after hosting the Olympics. I am proud of them and of the U.S. receiving Silver in that game and for their strength and their patriotism and victories at these Olympics. Marc is American and I have many wonderful American friends and blogging friends so I share in their celebration. The BLUE of the U.S. flag is so uplifting. The third flag with its BLUE and white is from Finland for the bronze they won in hockey and the pride continues. Finland is my family's background.

The metals hung from BLUE ribbons....

The Olympic symbol in the ice was BLUE as was the wall around the rink.

Congratulations to all the remarkable athletes of our own
countries and from around the world.... Judi xoxo


Libby said...

We have really enjoyed watching the Olympics this year! The scenes from Canada have been awesome!

Theresa said...

Congrats to your team, they beat us fair and square but wasn't it a great finish:) Hugs to you and hope you have a wonderful Monday!

Hazel said...

Wasn't that some game ,I think the best part was watching Canadian come together and show pride in our players and country .

Erica (Irene) said...

I'm from Toronto and I must say that downtown was bustling with cheers and joy. They closed down Yonge St. beside the Eaton Centre. Yay! for the Canadian Hockey Team!!!!I'm a proud Canadian but also respect the other US team. It sure was a great game.

♥ Kathy said...

Those pictures turned out so clear Judi! Happy Blue Monday!

SmilingSally said...

Congratulations to Canada for a Great win in hockey and for a terrific job of hosting. Happy Blue Monday.

Julie said...

What great closing ceremonies last night!!! What acheivements were made for all concerned!!! The atheletes and everyone that pulled the whole thing off!!! Vancouver was a great host!!! Go Canada!!!

Darlene said...

Hi Judi,

We all really enjoyed the winter Olympics this year. So much fun watching everyone and Canada did GREAT. They won the MOST gold medals!!! Hope you are having a great Monday.♥

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Judi
The Winter Olympics have been wonderful. We have really enjoyed watching them and at time felt we were right there with you in Canada.
Congratulation to your hockey team on a fantastic win and congratulations to Canada for being amazing olympic hosts.

jeanne said...

Hi Judi, congratulations for Canada's Gold medals in Hockey and many other events. They have done a wonderful job with the 2010 Olympics. I too haven't missed a day. I love it all. Go Canada, Go America. The hockey game was so exciting. I am proud of all the Olympic athletes. I love and admire Joannie. She is wonderful to skate through the sadness of her mom's death. Her skating is awesome.
I too was sad to see it all end.

Have a great week.
Hugs, Jeanne

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Congratulations on your win ! I enjoyed watching on TV. I didn't see the opening ceremonies but I thought the closing was spectacular , It was an outstanding show ! Your pics are great ,too.

Kim said...

Hi Judi, I just found you from Penny's blog. What a sweet gesture to send her a present. It's great to meet you.

TuijaH. said...

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