Walking the Color Wheel: Seattle’s Summer Blues

July 26, 2012

The blue-ribbon days of summer!

Hydrangeas in blues and purples

A bush of blue hydrangeas

Garden art: blue plate in a garden gate

I love the blue stems of sea holly


Nothing but blue skies (Just kidding — this is Seattle, after all!)

Chihuly Garden and Glass sculpture brings this quote to life: “There is no blue without yellow and without orange.” (Vincent Van Gogh)

Blue window trim, Post Alley


Sweet blueberries, just picked

Sandra Cintro’s Encontro das Aguas (Encounters with Water) at the Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle

11 Responses to “Walking the Color Wheel: Seattle’s Summer Blues”

  1. Adrienne Says:

    With your artistic focus on color, I’ve been trying to decide if I have a favorite. Love them all, but if I had to say one, it would be blue.

  2. Margaret Says:

    I’m enjoying this focus on one color at a time. I grow borage, but have never seen (looked) at the blossoms so closely. I’m going to try the last photo as a desktop background.

  3. sandy bessingpas Says:

    Margaret, you can use the borage flowers as a garnish in salad-they are edible-or freeze them in ice cubes to garnish a drink!!! If you think of it, please save me some seeds.

  4. garden.poet Says:

    The patterns in the last picture are so beautiful and whimsical! In my opinion, it really captures what waves look like in the textures.

  5. Yes, Blue for the win!

  6. shoreacres Says:

    Blue is my least favorite color, although I do like the various blues associated with water – turquoise, azure, and so on. Still, the last photo and the Chihuly brought a smile to my face – thank goodness for the artists among us!

  7. Kathleen Says:

    Hi Rosemary! Your photography is just stunning! My husband and I are the other adoptive maple tree parents. We were just teaching our boys about maple syrup production and it made me think of you. What lovely watercolors you do, too. We’ll see you around!

  8. Chris Says:

    I love borage too…it’s dainty flowers remind me of little stars!! Beautiful blue photos!! Love that love in a mist shot!!

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