The Blues Can Make You…….Happy!

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When Samson waves high five at you!
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Or the variegated Pride of Madeira blooms~
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The blue morphos dips her azure wings?
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And Samson flashes his hues of blue~
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The blue headed lorikeet can do it too!
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When Morphos lifts her wings……
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These hues will drive the blues from you!
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Cheers to you from nature’s beauteous blues~

210 thoughts on “The Blues Can Make You…….Happy!

  1. “I gotta feelin’ called the bluuuuesss” (old c/w song) Beautiful pics Cindy, and blue is probably my favorite color, closely followed by all the others. Funny coincidence,.., I was out yesterday getting some plantings for the yard (no, I’m not done yet…, just getting started). At the nursery they had six parrots and/or maccaws wandering loose in the building, along with two cats. Your pics remind me of one of the birds (who kept saying “hello” and “I’m pretty”). How ya doin’, Cuz?

    • I thought they were supposed to say “your pretty,” to encourage sales!!! Laughing. I bet the parrots kept the kitty-kats in proper order! Can’t wait to see your garden when it hits it’s spring-bloom stride and hope you will post. All is well here. Preparing to visit the peregrine falcons as they nest. Woo Hoo!

    • I am having to struggle with a pinch of covetousness though……I wish Samson were mine! Laughing…..he’s happy in his tree, flirting with select passerby’s and ignoring others. Quite aptly name n’est pas?

    • Well you know I am entranced by your photos and stories. Glad you got over you collapsed lung fGs! I will go back to Africa and self drive again. Your posts will me on.

  2. •Blue is one of the most popular colors, but it is one of the least appetizing. Some weight loss plans even recommend eating your food off of a blue plate. Blue rarely occurs naturally in food aside from blueberries and some plums. Also, humans are geared to avoid foods that are poisonous and blue coloring in food is often a sign of spoilage or poison.

    •Blue can also lower the pulse rate and body temperature.

    •Consider how blue is used in language: blue moon, blue Monday, blue blood, the blues, and blue ribbon.

    • Fascinating! I had never heard of the blue plate, but I definitely would be leery of blue food! Interesting the covert meanings we ascribe to colors. Thank you for the info~

  3. I am happy with the blues, soul and rock ‘n’ roll.
    With Samson, the bees and the blue flowers, you made me feel like dancing.
    That’s not the blues it is Leo Sayer and who sang the blue bird of happiness.

  4. Reblogged this on From guestwriters and commented:
    Lots of people have forgotten how to look at nature. We only can be happy such marvellous photographers like the retired psychotherapist/mental health director Cindy Barton Knoke can bring the incredible beauty and richness of the world back onto their doorstep.

    Perhaps because she now can take lots of time and can not be disturbed by cell phones, because they do not work out there where she lives: the outer limits of no-wheres-ville to a home she calls “the holler.” People perhaps also are better to forget their GPS, because it misdirects. Looking at her pictures I can believe you quickly can be taken away far far away in the countryside, forgetting time and other people. Sometimes I even think she got caught up in a paradise on earth.

    I would love she would be one of the persons not minding to share some beauties with us. Because she herself presented herself not yet, I take the liberty to already share and direct you to her pages, where you might find liberating animals, and see where the odd or unusual, becomes something magic.

    Even when she gives us the advice best not to wander too much out there, in heavenly Appalachia in rural California she allows us to have a look at the wonders of her world, which also can bring the peace or the wonders of the creation to others living in cities and other rural environments where weather conditions may not be so nice.
    At her place the people (and their dogs) are kinda twitchy, but they may perhaps be still more connected with each other and with their environment, than by those living in the more industrial and economical parts of the world, where many have lost feeling with nature.

    It looks incredible that she has the blessing to be able to see all those lovely animals. Nice that she can capture them also so beautifully, and bring lovely pictures of woodpeckers, redwing blackbirds, wren, yellow finches, robins, doves, hummingbirds , kestrels …

    Enjoy the beautiful world of the hidden imagination of natural reality, which if people would closely in their garden can be hidden also somewhere there, be it different, but also so magic. …

    • What wonderful thoughtfulness and kindness! I am honored and very grateful. Thank you so much for your generosity of spirit. Cheers and best good wishes to you! <3 <3

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  7. Such beautiful birds, flowers and insects!
    They sure brighten up my rainy day in this town! :D

    The blue reminds me of a flower we call as bunga telang. We use it to color our food blue. It’s the same type of blue that makes me happy and smiley. :)

  8. I love the juxtaposition of “blues” and “happy.” It goes beyond just happy though. These blues are awe-inspiring! Sometimes, it seems like the blues in nature aren’t as plentiful as the other colors, but you have dispelled that myth. I love these! :-)

    • I think you are correct that blues are less prevalent in flowers and plants which is probably why I seek them out! So very happy you enjoyed them and cheers to you my friend~

  9. Those shots are amazing. I can’t tell you how many homes I’ve owned in which I’ve painted the walls some sort of arctic blue…who doesn’t love blue?!?

      • Absolutely. I received my grandmother’s set of blue/white windmill ceramics from 1800′s Germany, and passed it on to my now married daughter. Full set of flour/sugar/salt/pepper/cookies/vinegar and a few other containers I don’t recall the actual items to store.

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  11. The title and the way you covered this subject were great! I liked the blues in the parrot and the gorgeous ‘azure’ blues in the flowers, too! Each of these could be framed as ‘art!’

  12. This reminded me when I was in 10th grade reading Literature and I learned this short poem:

    I got de weary blues
    And I can’t be satisfied.
    Got de weary blues
    And can’t be satisfied.
    I ain’t happy no mo’
    And I wish that I had died.

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