Lavender Blue, Dilly Dilly

Way back, eons ago, when I was in the second grade, my most favorite teacher ever had me read a book called Lavender Blue, Lavender Green.

I couldn’t tell you much about the book, other than it was a standard reading text book.

What I do remember are three important details:

1. I learned how to spell lavender properly

2. It contained a rhyme (lyrics) to the song Lavender Blue, Dilly Dilly

3. It made me wonder how the color lavender could be blue or green. I’m sure my little seven-year-old head pondered that earth-shattering question for hours.

The point of this rambling is that sometimes the things that spark our creativity – or teach us something – come from some very unlikely places.

Be open to what comes your direction and see what gets your creative thoughts flowing.

Just for fun, here is Burl Ives singing Lavender Blue…


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