Monday, March 7, 2011


Blue gates in Old Mesilla
Around here in southern New Mexico, it's one of those things "everybody knows"--that the blue often painted around the openings into houses is there either to actually repel evil, or because the homeowner has heard that this is an old belief.

I checked around and came up with a few links to interesting information (and some wonderful photos) about blue paint on doors, windows, and gates.


the7msn said...

I did not know that - very valuable information for those of us who are always trying to explain our unique culture to outsiders.

JC said...

You comje up with such interesting things. I will now have to get a cup of tea (afternoon drink) and read about this blue thing.

Miss Becky said...

it seems to be a blue monday. not in spirit, but in color. I love yours. have a great day!

Joyful said...

I've never heard this but I sure love that colour blue :-(