Have I got some blues for you! These photos are guaranteed to lift your spirits and chase away “the blues”.
Many thanks to the photographers who’ve allowed me to use their images.
Blue sofa in the forest. I asked Simone to tell me about this surprising scene and her response is below the photo. Thanks Simone!
Taken by Simone Foedrowitz (Germany)
I found the sofa in the city forest of Hannover, the Eilenriede. It was simply placed in the forest rather than taken to the landfill.
My first thought when I discovered the sofa was: Funny!
Second thought: unbelievable! How brazen is that!
Third thought: Cool place to feel good. As created for me, because I love our Eilenriede. For me the best place to enjoy!!
The sofa was eventually disposed of by the city.
From: Wohlfühlplatz gefunden? | 11 December, 2014
I remembered seeing a fantastic photo of a blue booby in a blog and happily I was able to find it again. Its a blue-footed booby (Sula nebouxii) …
Taken by Cindy Knoke (USA) | CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
From: Blue footed Beauties | 16 December, 2017
Blog: Cindy Knoke
Male birds show off their feet to prospective mates. The bluer the feet the more attractive the mate! This and more information is available at National Geographic
I’ll add a couple of links to videos of this behaviour at the end of this blog-post!
This gorgeous turquoise-blue river water is found at Hokitika Gorge on the west coast of the South Island, New Zealand. The colour is derived from the mix of “rock flour”, glacial ice melt and minerals. Rock ‘flour’ is rock that’s been ground up by glacial action.
** Best viewed in large-size : click on photo to enlarge **
Hokitika Gorge. Taken by Ngaire Ackerley (New Zealand)
From: Ho Ho Ho Hokitika | 06 March, 2018
Blog: Kiwi Footprints
Two beautiful shades of blue. Blue Muscari (Grape Hyacinths)
Taken by Jude (Cornwall, UK)
“Muscari armeniacum is a lovely deep blue grape hyacinth – the classic. Together with Silver Grape Hyacinth ‘Valerie Finnis’. A lovely silvery-blue which contrasts nicely. Bees love them both.”
From: Plant Portrait | 20 April 2018
Blog: Earth laughs in flowers
Here’s a good-looking guy!
Southern Tree Agama (male breeding colouration); Acanthocercus atricollis atricollis
Taken by Dries de Wets (South Africa)
From: Southern Tree Agama | 27 April, 2018
Blog: de Wets Wild
Videos: blue-footed booby males showing off their blue feet; I enjoyed watching both of these 🙂
A fun presentation with music and information snippets. Its good!
More serious – there’s no music and you can hear the whistling noises they make.
Compiled and arranged by Liz; Exploring Colour (2018). Images used with permission.