This month's Theme is Blue

Posted by: ren33

This month's Theme is Blue - Mon Sep 24 2012 04:03 PM

Hope it doesn't give you all the blues. Over to you.
Posted by: Christinap

Re: This month's Theme is Blue - Mon Sep 24 2012 05:45 PM

Group of blue iris in Hatfield House gardens.

Posted by: Chavs

Re: This month's Theme is Blue - Tue Sep 25 2012 06:43 AM

Lovely irises, and so many! What should be the collective noun for irises? A richesse, perhaps?

Congratulations on the Roll of Honour, Christina; I love the poppies you put up there. A pride of poppies? A host? The photo is heavenly anyway.
Posted by: Chavs

Re: This month's Theme is Blue - Tue Sep 25 2012 06:48 AM

Posted by: Christinap

Re: This month's Theme is Blue - Tue Sep 25 2012 04:26 PM

Thanks Chavs. I think richesse would be a great noun for irisis, as far as I can see they don't actually have one at the moment, so you just invented it!

Thanks for the compliment on the poppies. We'd been to a horse show and came out on a private road, came round the corner and there they were. Couldn't even see them from the normal road. I sort of screeched the car to a halt and leapt out with the camera. Sad thing was the number of people who just drove past hardly looking at them.

Love the blue bottle - I actually thought Sarsparilla only existed in old western movies.
Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: This month's Theme is Blue - Fri Sep 28 2012 04:32 AM

Thousand Islands, Canada

Posted by: mantequillo

Re: This month's Theme is Blue - Fri Sep 28 2012 04:10 PM



Aptly named Playa Azul. The "happy blues" of Cozumel. The definitive cure for SAD.
Posted by: ren33

Re: This month's Theme is Blue - Fri Sep 28 2012 04:41 PM

Welcome to Photos,mantequillo! Thanks for a lovely picture.
Posted by: mantequillo

Re: This month's Theme is Blue - Fri Sep 28 2012 08:42 PM

Thank you Ren so much for the warm welcome. I'm honoured to be part of such a talented, creative and witty group. I think it will be a lot of fun. I've been browsing pictures here for most of the day and can't begin to tell you how much I thoroughly enjoy seeing the world through the eyes of artistic people who actually 'see' the world. Thank you all for sharing.
Posted by: ren33

Re: This month's Theme is Blue - Fri Sep 28 2012 08:45 PM

Well we are happy to welcome another artistic person, aren't we, all?
Posted by: Christinap

Re: This month's Theme is Blue - Fri Sep 28 2012 11:11 PM

We are indeed. Welcome mantequillo, looking forward to seeing loads of your photos over the coming days/weeks/months.
Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: This month's Theme is Blue - Fri Sep 28 2012 11:15 PM

Absolutely! Or is that Absolut? giggles and salude (no matter if it's just water we're toasting with)
Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: This month's Theme is Blue - Fri Sep 28 2012 11:57 PM

Lovely photo, mantequillo and welcome to the Photo forums. smile
Posted by: ClaraSue

Re: This month's Theme is Blue - Sat Sep 29 2012 10:23 AM

Yes, welcome mantequilo! I look forward to more photos.

Don't be confused when you don't see the color blue anywhere in this photo, but this is my neighbor's other dog and, you guessed it, his name is Blue. He's about 15 years old, mostly blind, but a wonderfully sweet boy.

Posted by: Christinap

Re: This month's Theme is Blue - Sat Sep 29 2012 11:33 AM

Aww, bless him, he looks a real sweetheart
Posted by: ren33

Re: This month's Theme is Blue - Tue Oct 02 2012 10:31 PM

I got tears AGAIN!
Posted by: Daaanieeel

Re: This month's Theme is Blue - Wed Oct 03 2012 12:05 AM

Welcome to the photos, mantequillo!

Awww, another ACD Clara! No surprise he is 15- they can live for a really long time. In fact, the oldest known domesticated dog was an Australian Cattle Dog- his name was Bluey and he lived to the age of 29 1/2. He died in 1939.

Some sailing boats on the river (the water is the blue part, and the sky).
Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: This month's Theme is Blue - Wed Oct 03 2012 10:36 PM

Okay, this is the "bluest" pic I could find... sorry it's another water-related one..

Posted by: sue943

Re: This month's Theme is Blue - Thu Oct 04 2012 06:36 AM

This blue enough? Taken at The Deep in Hull.

Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: This month's Theme is Blue - Thu Oct 04 2012 03:02 PM

oooooooooo
awwwwwwwwww
: )))
Posted by: Christinap

Re: This month's Theme is Blue - Thu Oct 04 2012 04:34 PM

Oh my, Sue, that is fabulous.
Posted by: Christinap

Re: This month's Theme is Blue - Thu Oct 04 2012 04:44 PM

A blue butterfly

Posted by: Chavs

Re: This month's Theme is Blue - Fri Oct 05 2012 02:08 AM

Gorrrrrgeous! Like stained glass. Do you know the name of the butterfly?
Posted by: Daaanieeel

Re: This month's Theme is Blue - Fri Oct 05 2012 02:34 AM

Love that shot, Sue, and the butterfly Christinap!
Posted by: Christinap

Re: This month's Theme is Blue - Fri Oct 05 2012 04:30 AM

Sorry Chavs I don't. There's a place near us with a big free flying walk through butterfly house and this was taken about a year ago. They have got identification boards up but I don't remember what this one was.
Posted by: Chavs

Re: This month's Theme is Blue - Fri Oct 05 2012 05:46 AM

Lovely even without a name. smile
Posted by: ClaraSue

Re: This month's Theme is Blue - Sat Oct 06 2012 03:53 PM

An older photo that some of the old-timers may recognize. I think I posted this a few years ago, but it fits the theme. These flowers actually have a blue center.

Posted by: Christinap

Re: This month's Theme is Blue - Sat Oct 06 2012 05:12 PM

They're so pretty, what are they?
Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: This month's Theme is Blue - Sat Oct 06 2012 07:44 PM

They look like "african daisies" otherwise known as Osteospermums
Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: This month's Theme is Blue - Sat Oct 06 2012 10:27 PM

This is the Knesset Eliyahoo Synagogue which is right next to my office.

Posted by: ren33

Re: This month's Theme is Blue - Sat Oct 06 2012 10:34 PM

Wow! Now that IS blue!
Posted by: ClaraSue

Re: This month's Theme is Blue - Sun Oct 07 2012 12:48 PM

I believe Jakeroo is correct; those are African Daisies. laugh
Posted by: Christinap

Re: This month's Theme is Blue - Sun Oct 07 2012 04:28 PM

Just never seen them with blue centres before.

Zorba scank, that is a fabulous building
Posted by: Chavs

Re: This month's Theme is Blue - Sun Oct 07 2012 05:40 PM

garden ornament
Posted by: ertrum

Re: This month's Theme is Blue - Mon Oct 08 2012 10:44 AM

Here's a blue door:
Posted by: Christinap

Re: This month's Theme is Blue - Thu Oct 11 2012 04:57 PM

A dog swimming pool at an All About Dogs show we went to. Some just dived in, some had to be tempted, and a couple went in and refused to get out again. No photo is available of me having to take my clothes off and borrow a swim suit to go in and get mine out!

Posted by: spanishliz

Re: This month's Theme is Blue - Thu Oct 11 2012 09:18 PM

This is an optical illusion, snapped in Quebec City a few years ago.

Posted by: JaneMarple

Re: This month's Theme is Blue - Fri Oct 12 2012 06:02 AM



Mostly blue smile I attended a friend's christening over the weekend, and was impressed by the cake(s)!
Posted by: ren33

Re: This month's Theme is Blue - Fri Oct 12 2012 06:57 AM

What a shame Christina!
Its a lovely idea, that pool.
We have a party area here , for dogs, with slides and a lot of fun apparatus. There are also clothes shops and a birthday cake shop, all in one area. all for dogs. I have some photos somewhere. Can you imagine the Birthday parties?!
Posted by: Christinap

Re: This month's Theme is Blue - Fri Oct 12 2012 07:55 AM

Oh yes, lots of mess, dogs running riot wildly excited all over the place, sounds like great fun.
Posted by: Chavs

Re: This month's Theme is Blue - Fri Oct 12 2012 08:29 AM

SpanishLiz, tell me more about the optical illusion. What's going on? I must know!

When I first looked I thought it was a mosaic.



Originally Posted By: Christinap
....No photo is available of me having to take my clothes off and borrow a swim suit to go in and get mine out!


grin
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: This month's Theme is Blue - Fri Oct 12 2012 09:19 AM

This sign talks about the illusion, in two languages, but I'm not sure if you'll be able to see it and can't figure out how to make it zoom in... (new Photobucket, just getting used to it).

The idea was that all the little bits of paper looked like a pool of water with a high level, but you could walk along a little bridge and then see "under" the water. It was pretty cool in person.
Posted by: MikeMaster99

Re: This month's Theme is Blue - Fri Oct 12 2012 11:34 PM

Boys having fun riding on a 'stingray' behind our friends' boat on the Gippsland Lakes in eastern Victoria.
Posted by: Chavs

Re: This month's Theme is Blue - Sat Oct 13 2012 05:22 AM

Originally Posted By: spanishliz
This sign talks about the illusion, in two languages, but I'm not sure if you'll be able to see it and can't figure out how to make it zoom in... (new Photobucket, just getting used to it).

The idea was that all the little bits of paper looked like a pool of water with a high level, but you could walk along a little bridge and then see "under" the water. It was pretty cool in person.




I can read the sign. Thanks. smile

It looks pretty cool, all right! I would have liked to see it. Some installation work can be pure rubbish but when they work they are sooo fantastic and stay with you. Years ago there was an installation in Pearse St train station, Dublin, which is a Victorian roof with high eaves, and an artist had hung hundreds of tiny birdhouses, all different colours with something shiny on them, and they very subtly glittered and shone in the morning sunlight. Made the horrible rush hour commute to work a lot more bearable!
Posted by: Chavs

Re: This month's Theme is Blue - Mon Oct 15 2012 05:34 AM

Posted by: ren33

Re: This month's Theme is Blue - Mon Oct 15 2012 07:04 AM

Oh Chavs that's glorious! I really love this blue theme. Well chosen, Auntie Ren!
Posted by: Chavs

Re: This month's Theme is Blue - Mon Oct 15 2012 08:41 AM

Originally Posted By: ren33
Well chosen, Auntie Ren!
grin Agreed.
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: This month's Theme is Blue - Tue Oct 16 2012 08:23 PM

Some blue items in one of the vignettes that my friend Marina is so good at setting up in her shop.

Posted by: martin_cube

Re: This month's Theme is Blue - Fri Oct 19 2012 11:29 AM

A blue aeroplane - Mig 17 on the deck of USS Intrepid in New York.

Posted by: Christinap

Re: This month's Theme is Blue - Fri Oct 19 2012 04:49 PM

Another blue butterfly

Posted by: ren33

Re: This month's Theme is Blue - Fri Oct 19 2012 06:09 PM

These have been sensational. Next week 21st-27th is the last 'Blue Week'. So prepare for a final blast Thanks all so much.
Posted by: ertrum

Re: This month's Theme is Blue - Tue Oct 23 2012 08:56 PM

Blue sea meets blue sky in the Pamlico Sound, near Cape Hatteras, NC

Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: This month's Theme is Blue - Wed Oct 24 2012 05:05 PM

WOW! that is so cool. It's like an optical illusion!
Posted by: ren33

Re: This month's Theme is Blue - Fri Oct 26 2012 04:53 PM

Thanks all It was yet another super thread!
Closing now.