My friend Viewfromtheside , wants something blue this weekend. Her request immediately brought that sad song into my head,
“Blue, blue, my world is blue, blue is my world now I’m without you.”
The words are a bit morbid, so I tried to think of a happy blue song, and the only one I could come up with was that old Irving Berlin song. “Blue skies smiling at me.” I wonder why when we’re feeling down, we say, “I’m feeling blue?” I couldn’t find a definitive origin, even on Wiki. Surely blue is a happy and very popular colour, judging by the number of people we see wearing blue denim. It’s also the colour of the sea and the sky, when we’re having a perfect weather day.
There are so many different shades of blue to choose from, and the bluest place I’ve ever found myself in, is the Blue Grotto (Grotto Azzurra) on the coast of the island of Capri. Sunlight, passing through an underwater cavity and shining through the seawater, creates an intense blue reflection that illuminates the cavern.
Sea creatures live in a permanently blue world, even in the captivity of our local uShaka Sea World in Durban.
I love the blue tinge of this photo taken on the beautiful Greek Island of Mykonos, which is named in honor of Mykons, son of Anios the son of Apollo. The folk band, ‘Fleet Foxes’ sang, “And you will go to Mykonos, with a vision of a gentle coast.” Our cruise ship only stopped on this gentle coast for only a few hours, but we really enjoyed our time in this magical place.
Closer to home, this morning, the sea and sky doesn’t look quite a blue as usual. I think we’re in for some rain this weekend.
I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend, with not a hint of ‘The Blues’. To see more takes on sidey’s blue theme, just click here.
Once you’ve rowed inside the Blue Grotto of Capri, you’ve pretty much seen it all. Great shots!
That’s a fact, for sure. 🙂
Interesting… You sure do a lot of these photo prompts don’t you? 🙂 Keep it up!
Thanks, I enjoy them very much. I’ll carry on until I run out of photos. 🙂
Wow, those shades of blue are awesome – especially the blue grotto!
Glad you liked them, Marco. You mustn’t miss the Blue Grotto next time you’re in Capri. 🙂
Will make a note of that 😉
I’m crying inside looking at the first photo. How awful of me to miss it while we were in Capri. 😦
Now you have a very good reason to return to Capri. 🙂
Hi AD….What lovely shades of Blue! I love the grotto….that is awesome! And the Greek island Mykonos….the boats bobbing lightly in the water and the blue blue sky..gorgeous! The waves and the ship in your homeland are softly blue, serene and lovely. BLUE places I’ve never been but want to see! Great post!
Hi Judy. Thanks so much for your lovely comment. Glad you enjoyed my blues. 🙂
You got the blues in spades! Especially the grotto. Great post.
Thanks so much, Ron. 😉
So many shades. All beautiful.
Thanks, Gemma. 🙂
LOVING the blue!! I just bought a slate blue car :). Blue is in the “air” it seems!
Thanks, Suzanne. Let’s start a blue trend to scare away the ‘blues’. 😀
I’ve also had that song in my head.
such lovely blues – thanks for sharing them
Glad you enjoyed the blue photos and song, sidey. 🙂
Superb images as usual… love them… 🙂
My favorite color is BLUE.
Have a great weekend AD.
Thanks so much, Bams. Hope your weekend is splendid too. 🙂
Lovely blues, and the song is lovely too. 🙂 Now, that it is in my head, I will have to look it up in youtube. 🙂 Happy weekend!
Thanks, Imelda. I love happy songs. Hope you enjoyed, if you got to it on youtube. 🙂
I like your photos especially the last one of the sea – so many shades
Thanks Elspeth. Yes, our ocean out here changes colour from day to day. Today it’s much bluer. 🙂
WOW – the Blue Grotto is the bluest blue I’ve ever seen!
Absolutely stunning picures, Ad! 😀
Thanks, Dianne. It was for sure, the bluest place I’d ever seen . 🙂
Good pics.. I like the colour blue..
Thanks so much. 🙂
Hi there. Thanks for the visit. 🙂
Stunning photography my friend ,Thanks for sharing 🙂
Thanks so much, Jake. 🙂
Super photos! That blue grotto is amazing!
Thanks, Phil, and welcome to my blog. Yes, the Blue Grotto was an amazing sight indeed.
Gorgeous blues AD, particularly the grotto!
Thanks, Madhu. That grotto was such a great surprise, 🙂
Wonderful series of blue. The Blue Grotto is stunning!
Thanks so much, Amy. 🙂
That Blue Grotto is astounding…what a sight to actually see
Yes it was. Jo. It was totally surreal in there, with the boatmen’s singing echoing around the cave. 🙂
Wow…what an experience
I like your deep blue AD 🙂 Mind you I was on Capri too, but it was in winter time and I did not go to Grotto, but still it brings back some lovely memories 🙂
Thanks, Paula. I think we were so lucky to be able to see the Blue Grotto. The weather has to be just right. 🙂
I’ve got Elvis’s “Blue Suede Shoes” stuck in my head now 🙂
You got me doing some research and I found this: “The proximity of dark blue to black on the colour scale, and its historical grouping with dark colours, may have contributed to blue’s links to depression and to fear – to have the blues, or to feel blue” http://www.metaphorik.de/10/philip.htm
You’ve now transferred that song over to my head, TA. Thanks so much. 🙂 Thanks for the link and the explanation.
I agree, blue has to be a happy colour. I know noting makes me smile more than waking up to blue skies in the morning! Great post, I love the photo taken in Mykonos, the sky is amazing! Giana 🙂
Thanks, Giana. I too love that Mykonos shot. Great memories. 🙂
Thanks, Steve. 🙂
Wonderful show of blue. Love the blue world of the sea creatures.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
Thanks so much, Francine. 🙂
Not too sad, your shots in blue. It’s my favorite color. Nice captures and nice narrative.
Thanks so much for your visit, and lovely comment, TP. 🙂
Wow! That blue in the Blue Grotto is amazing and otherworldly!! And I love the blue tinged photo of Mykonos. I never made it there… 😦
Yes, it was absolutely amazing to sail around in that grotto, even if it was only for a few minutes. Mykonos was such a pretty island, but then all the Greek isles are. 🙂
Wow ..stunning @Adin, I like the colour BLUE…. fantastic! Happy weekend too my friend, hope you enjoy it! 😛 Btw I will follow the Blue theme from your one blogger friend 😛
Thanks so much, Della Anna. I’m happy that you will also follow the blue theme. Sidey is my blogger friend from my old blog site, and she’s been doing her weekend challenge for years. 🙂
Enjoyed your blue series and appreciate all your lovely comments and likes on my blog. Thanks for stopping by and writing. 🙂
Thanks so much, Ruth for your visits and comments too. 🙂
I am a love of anything blue with water. And all these images today are a delight to my eyes and heart. Gave me a sense of adventure, calmness, excitement all rolled into one. Thanks. Have a blessed weekend!
Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I’m so happy that you enjoyed my post. 🙂 Happy weekend to you too.
I love blue seas and skies 🙂
Me too, Tandy. Hope you have both, this weekend. 🙂
Lovely blue picture post AD 😉
I like blue as a colour, but much prefer shades of it in lilac and red…
Thanks so much, 68. 🙂 Hope you have something nice planned for the weekend. 🙂
Contemplating sorting out my study…
Might have a braai with the family on the unexpected public holiday 😉
Hope yours is good 😉
I like these whole color themes you do. Good pics. I especially like the Greek Island photo. It seems like you’ve been everywhere. Love it.
Thanks, TG. There are still many places I haven’t been to, but I’m working on it. 🙂
A favorite colour of mine and your photos superb…
Thanks so much, bdt. 🙂
Hi AD, blue is my favourite colour, nice post 😉
You look so good in blue. 🙂
Blue, my favorite color. Then again there’s singing the blues… 😉
Thanks, Gunta. Now I’ve got Tommy Steele’s face, and that ancient song, stuck in my head for the day. Thanks so much. 😆
Happy to oblige… 🙂