“In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
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Beautiful Pictures 🙂
A very blue post – with a nice quote! The first shot is particularly good with two of the flowers appearing to have light shining from them! The others are nice too.
I went a little crazy with the blue! Thank you very much!
My favorite color. Very nice, unique take on the grape hyacinth – I tried and came up with something too trite to keep. The back lighting of the petals in that first shot is marvelous! You go, girl! Your appreciation of spring is really showing.
You are so nice Gunta, thank you!
Oh my gosh! Such beautiful colors of blue…stunning photographs!
Thank you Carol! I can’t get enough of these blue blossoms!
Love the bee 🙂 The bird looks like a type of jay?
Yes, it’s a bluejay although not a great photo of him…I had a hard time capturing this guy!
Oh I wish we had them here too! Very pretty. I’ve got some bird photos going up on facebook quite soon with our pretty jay gathering nesting material 🙂
Awesome! I look forward to seeing them!
Thank you so much Christian!
this is poetry!
Such a nice compliment, thank you!
Lovely blues. All the photographs are amazing and beautiful. 🙂
There is something about blue flowers. Thank you!
Such beautiful blues these are, and the light is wonderful.
Thanks Lisa! The blue flowers are a favorite of mine.
So gorgeous. Especially love the first one!
Thank you Liz!
Blue is my favorite and these are so amazing. I especially love the blue jay and the bumblebee. That quote is also one of my favorites from the Great Gatsby. I just reread it recently because I wasn’t sure if it was really as great as I thought it was in the first place and discovered that it is.
Thanks Sheila! I’m re-reading it right now. I first read it way back in high school and that was far too long ago! I never realized just how much Fitzgerald referenced color in this story.
That’s funny – I never realized that either! I just love his writing style – in that book especially.
Just for the heck of it, try searching “colors in Great Gatsby”…many interesting articles!
That’s funny that we can even do that these days. Thanks – I’ll give it a try!
Wonderful light and photos.
The light in the 2nd image is stunning. Lovely blues! Robyn
Thank you so much Robyn!
So vibrant and gentle the blue 🙂
Thanks Andy, I just love blue flowers!
this is just so so so so so good…thank you 🙂
Thank YOU Liana!
Wow – these are some amazingly beautiful shots!!
Thank you so much, there’s so much blooming right now, I can’t stop clicking!
I think we have all been color deprived up until now!
I agree. You can only take so many photos of snow.
I love the tip of your hat to George Gershwin…your photos are really amazing.
I’m a huge Gershwin fan! Thanks Charlie!
Love these angles!
Thank you, glad you enjoyed them!
I’m in awe!!
Thank you Amy, you made my day!
Superb shots. 🙂
Thank you very much!
Some of my favorites! Add to that the lupine and the blue hydrangea and you complete my list!
Mine too…wish I could find some Lupine around here. Blue hydrangea will be coming soon!
This is so delicious! BLUE, so deep you can fall into it. How I love violets springing up in the grass, and the little blue scilla, and all the rest. Ah, you’re making me long for my old messy, mossy lawn that was full of bright little blue gems in spring. We’ve traded Blue Jays out here for Steller’s Jays, which are different, but equally loud, brash and fun to watch. Your jay looks unusually innocent. You should be proud of this post – it’s lovely.
Such kind words,thank you! I do love my gardens but my lawn is another story…lots of weeds right now! This jay may look innocent but he’s also very squawky and brash!
“Great” quote to go with these beautiful photos…the new version of “The Great Gatsby” movie is coming out soon, I believe…
Thanks Sue, yes I just read something about that. Hope it’s better than some of the former versions!
yummy blue captures!
Next to purple, blue is my favorite color.
Thank you Mary, blue is definitely a favorite of mine.
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