WPC: The Blue Hue of me


“Blue colour is everlastingly appointed by the Deity to be a source of delight” ~ John Ruskin

The color of ocean and sky, blue is perceived as a constant in our lives. I think if I had to choose just one favourite colour, it would have to be blue. I’ve seen so many beautiful shades of blue, and they never fail to lift my spirits.

There’s the cool refreshing aqua of the ocean.

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The celestial blue of the sky on a clear day.

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The welcomingΒ  shade of blue umbrellas on the white sandy beach.

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The indigo blue of the sky peeping through fluffy clouds.

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The gorgeous blues of the ocean seen from above the clouds.

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The always sparkling blue of our swimming pool here in Florida,

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and not forgetting the beautiful blues of the sea and sky back home in South Africa.

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“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.”Β  ~ Eleanora Duse
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122 comments on “WPC: The Blue Hue of me

  1. Look at all those images. I am green with envy. πŸ˜€ Love the clouds in all of the pictures.
    Funny how feeling blue means a sad emotion. You certainly proof whoever first said that wrong! πŸ˜‰

  2. I love your choices of blue. I’m not sure I have any that capture that beautiful turquoise, which is really my favorite right now. These pictures make me want to jump right into them! Oh, but then I’d be in paradise. Would I still be alive? Oops, I forgot, I’m already in paradise – of my own making, and I’m alive. Isn’t life grand? πŸ™‚

  3. ..and you look terrific in blue :). Even your swimsuit is blue :D. You know something – it is very smart of you to wear a hat while swimming – I never do, but now you have given me the idea πŸ™‚

    • Thank you, Paula. πŸ™‚ This hat always accompanies me on vacation, and helps to keep the sun from doing too much damage to my hair and skin. It was such a bargain, as I’ve had it for about 10 years, and it’s as well travelled as I am. I hope I never lose it. I nearly did once when it blew off into the sea in Belize, but our skipper turned the boat around and rescued it for me. πŸ˜€

  4. I am not sure this is a nature of us or not but I think people like looking up to see blue sky from time to time. Perhaps what Eleanora Duse said is true.

  5. Got a bit behind with reading blogs as we’ve been in Portugal for the past two weeks – expect another postcard!!

    I think the colour blue suits you perfectly, Sylvia. Gorgeous photos – every one πŸ™‚

    • Thanks, Gunta. My hat has often been wet in the sea and the swimming pool, and has also been through the washing machine, countless times. It’s indestructible, and I love it. πŸ™‚

  6. All beautiful hues of blue You cooling off in the pool is the best. Have a great weekend. Tonight we are in Natchez and we have blue skies and muddy waters (Mississippi River), but we have just traveled through the Miss. “blues country”.

      • Going through New Orleans, but not staying. Have been there a couple of times. We’ll be in bayou country for a few days….back roads and areas. Hope to find some really good Cajun food, though.

  7. divine blues ad, I can’t understand the idea of ‘blue’ being used for depression …. especially love the ocean and clouds πŸ™‚

    • Thanks so much, Christine. Yes, I also think that blue is a really uplifting colour. Maybe “I’m feeling dark grey” would be more appropriate for feeling depressed or anxious. πŸ™‚

  8. certamente tu sei viva, e la tua anima Γ¨ azzurra! ( per me l’azzurro Γ¨ la piΓΉ bella tonalitΓ  del colore blu )
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    certainly you are alive and your soul is azzurra! (for me the azzurro is the most beautiful shade of blue)

    • Thanks so much, Maria. Yes we do have a home in both countries, and spend 6 months in each, winter in South Africa, and winter in Florida, which avoids the heat and humidity of both summers. πŸ™‚

  9. Lovely post AD . You wear Ocean Blue very well πŸ˜‰ and it’s a perfect backdrop to your sky flying !
    Who doesn’t love the blues of aqua sapphire lapis lazuli indigo ultramarine … sigh*

  10. Gorgeous blues Sylvia. Hard to pick, but I think I like the last one best. And the header image of you of in blue course πŸ™‚

  11. we have just finished our summer house and making it into a room for above ground pool….I have done it blue….

  12. Of these lovely blues, the cloud photo stands out. It reminded me of a poem about clouds – White sheep white sheep on a blue hill… Have a great day, Adin. πŸ™‚

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