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Blue sky thinking #Sunday #ramble

It’s Sunday morning and so once again I allow you into the labyrinth of neural pathways that is my brain and share my thoughts with you. What’s on my mind this week? I’m still doing social media stuff and trying to share pictures of the community I live in that show it in a positive light. I could do dark industrial pictures of the Black Country but we now have nature reserves and we even have the Black Country forest! Times change and there is no point getting stuck in the past. Industry belongs to a bygone age, we are now producing different things and it can be more fun and be more creative. Anyway, I’m now into blue sky thinking.

blue sky thinking

Blue sky thinking

I couldn’t decide on today’s picture and then I spotted this helicopter picture that I took the other day and connected the blue sky to today’s subject. We make connections and that is why I like nice bright pictures of the Black Country instead of the usual dark and depressing ones. I like pictures with blue skies, I’m a blue sky thinker. I’m trying to be positive and say nice things rather than be negative or dismissive of people’s efforts to improve the community or improve their lives and the lives of others. What’s wrong with that? Blue sky research is research without a particular objective. Blue sky thinking is open-minded thinking. Thinking not grounded in some set in stone belief. It is free of social, religious and political restraints.

Blue sky thinking is the activity of trying to find completely new ideas.

A Zillion Ideas

Yes, I have a zillion ideas, because I’m into blue sky thinking. My thought processes are quite often quite esoteric and I can’t always explain my ideas. I’m a bit of a nerd really. I create pictures and add words and use the combination to send out a message on Facebook or Twitter. I consider carefully, the psychology and how the image will be perceived by different people and different groups of people. We can all have a positive or negative influence but now with social media, our influence is more widespread. We need to be careful what we post on Facebook and Twitter.


That’s enough blue sky thinking for one day because we actually have a grey sky which could indicate snow. I want to go out this afternoon. Taking photos of the snow would be cool but driving through it might not be. Snow does hide some of the modern-day grot and allows me to take clean crisp photos of the town if I can get out there before it is disturbed. It makes getting about quite hard though and it helps if I can wear all my thermal gear. My fingers will still freeze and be too numb to release the camera shutter!

That’s it for today. My next post will be on Tuesday and will be about photography. I hope I can get some new pictures before then! If you would like to follow this blog just enter your email address at the top of the sidebar or follow me on Twitter for updates. There are also links on my Facebook page.

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