On Being Blue
“What if the blue i see is not the same color blue you see?”
It’s a funny thing about blue. There are as many varieties of the color as one can imagine, and beyond that, blue can also depict sadness or feeling unhappy. Last week we bid farewell to the WordPress Photo Challenge, which made many of us a bit sad. So this week, I’ve decided to look at some happier examples of the blues.
“Let the blue of the sky and ocean take your blue away when you feel blue.”
Here on Kiawah we are blessed with an amazing variety of birdlife. How can a photographer complain when faced with a gorgeous, normally furtive night heron mucking about in the bright green algae of a local pond? (And yes, their eyes really are that red!) How can one be sad while watching a feisty little bluebird making the most of a local birdbath?
“If you are feeling blue, try to paint the sky with It.”
Muhammad Imran Hasan
Even while playing (bad) golf on a beautiful day, the sight of a lone egret posing against a bright blue sky is enough to make one smile even after a nasty double bogey. How nice of him to wait until we’d finished before soaring off to his next destination. 🙂
“Blue is everlastingly painted by the deity to be a source of delight.”
Finally, I’ve seen many great blue herons here on Kiawah, and photographed quite a few as well. The capture above, however, is one of my favorites. To me, the shape of the heron’s neck, and the expression on her face, looks almost angelic. One wonders what such a beautiful creature must be thinking at any given moment.
May all of your blues this week be happy ones – see you next week.