Iridescent Blue

Orchids.
Orchids.

This is the next to last installment in my Series of Blue.

The sun shining through vivid red, yellow and orange leaves invites me to breathe in the crisp autumn air, but iridescent blue takes my breath away.

I have to stop and study the line

where blue becomes indigo and indigo becomes violet,

where water, waves, day and dusk mingle,

 and where colors crash, whisper, and then fall silent.

Dale Chihuly blown glass.
Dale Chihuly blown glass, Denver Botanic Gardens, CO

Dale Chihuly blown glass.
Dale Chihuly blown glass.

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Dale Chihuly blown glass.
Dale Chihuly blown glass.

Delphinium.
Delphinium, Breckenridge, CO.

Links:  Dale Chihuly in Denver:  Pink and Purple Color Comparison.

 

 

Southwest Roadtrip: Rocky Mountain Rainbow

Mountain Poppy
Mountain Poppy

Hon, you know how I’ve been (slightly) obsessed with photographing flowers this spring?  Well, I was so taken with theses mountain flowers, I couldn’t resist trying to capture a bit of their beauty.  Is it the clear mountain air that makes their colors so vivid?  The delphinium with blue/purplish/pink petals is almost iridescent.  I can’t decide which is my favorite?  How about you?

Delphinium
Delphinium

Delphinium
Delphinium

Columbine
Columbine

 

 

 

 

 

Mountain Poppies
Mountain Poppies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Columbine
Columbine

Delphinium
Delphinium

Lupine
Lupine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delphinium
Delphinium