When Samson waves high five at you!
Or the blue iris start to bloom.
When blue morphos dips her azure wings?
And Samson flashes his hues of blue~
The blue headed lorikeet can do it too!
When Morphos lifts her wings……
These hues will drive the blues from you!
Cheers to you from nature’s beauteous blues~
214 thoughts on “The Blues Can Make You…….Happy!”
Blue is such a strong color – blue skies, blue water, blue flowers, blue birds – I love them all. Oh, and my eyes are blue, too 🙂
Oooooh! Lucky you! I love blue too~
I love all these beautiful blues! Thank you for sharing 🙂
Thank you for enjoying!
My god what a magnificent photo!
Thank you! The handsome subject makes it easy!
Oh my! Soooo much beauty in those blues! Thank you for your lovely posts. X 🙂
So happy you like the blue!!
All of them are just breathtaking!
Thank you my friend! <3
Creative title and beautiful blues.
Mil grazi and thanks for visiting~
That macaw is just beautiful – I’ve never seen a bird like that 🙂
Aren’t they exquisite! I think they are now endangered in the wild~
Impressive images. They ‘talk’ to me. 😀
Awwwww, that makes me really happy!
Blue is definitely my color! Samson is just gorgeous Hyacinth Macaws are my favorite of all the Macaws.
Aren’t they just exquisite! They are endangered in the wild and have such gentle dispositions. Samson talks up a storm!
You are very lucky, he is just beautiful. Xx
Lovely – blues 🙂
So beautiful. Love the blues:)
So glad you do!
Thank you for helping me with my blues!
It is the least I can do and lots of cheers to you!
These are all lovely, Cindy but that beautiful blue parrot won my heart. He really does look like he’s waving hello at all of us. 🙂
He is! He is trained to high-five and talks up a storm. He is never in a cage during the day and lives in a tree!
What a joyous creature. 🙂 Wish I could meet him. I love birds.
Your title is apropos! Indeed, they are bright and cheery…and blue! 🙂
True blue, not sad blue!! 🙂
Clever girl! Your blues do make me happy. 🙂 And these are astounding photos.
If I made you happy, than I am happy too!
Thanks Cindy I so agree with you!
Yay! Cheers to you Wendell~
Beautiful photos. Hyacinth Macaws are interesting and beautiful birds. Their color is the prized blue that gardeners try to get in flowers, and the color rosarians have never gotten in a rose. While I would love to have one of these majestic birds, I have my hands full with our Gold Cap Conure and Eclectus Parrot.
Oh you lucky duck! Those are beautiful birds! I hear Japan has patented a blue rose splicing delphiniam genes on to white roses. I haven’t seen one yet though~
Where do you take these most dazzling photos… Incredible
Thanks so much! These are all taken in Southern California, the flowers at our home~
Wow, amazing!!! Wonderful collections!!!
Mil grazi and so happy you enjoyed!
Cindy, these images are awesome. Blue really has a calming effect. Hugs! Veraiconica
Awww thank you my friend and yes blue does have this wonderful effect!
Amazing pictures as always. I love the variety of different blues here.
Well thank you sincerely & thanks for stopping by~
Big Smile. Love the blue and love parrots and beautiful sharp pictures. 😀
Yay! I hit my target then. Thank you Graham~
oooh I’ve been targeted. Struck down in me prim. Are you sure your not a Bond girl. ? 😀
Laughing….good at archery actually! Something that doesn’t come in handy, generally……
Bluer than blue 😉
Too true! 😎
Stunning ‘Blues’, Cindy. Cheers to you. 😀
And to you my friend!
AMAZING photos, my favorite color is blue… visiting your blog is so inspiring, thank you so much for sharing Cindy 🙂
Thank you more for appreciating!
irresistible blog – I would like to dedicate this clip to you – Let your Sunday Shine
Oh how perfectly lovely! Thank you & cheers to you~
The blue flowers are gorgeous,Cindy.
I am happy if you liked them Ranu~
Glorious blue in birds, butterflies, and flowers through your lens! Truly Magical, Cindy!
You are so kind and so appreciated!!! Thank you~
I awoke to another cold, dreary, rainy day — your photos have certainly illuminated my world. Peace. 😀
Ahhhhhh, how motivating this is to keep posting! Peace & gratitude to you~
Wonderful shots. I am not sure that it is because of our own mind thinking that these gorgeous birds are smiling at us (or at least me). They look very happy and trying to smile back and that are the magic to see!
Yes!! They are indeed smiling! You can tell this huge difference between happy and unhappy birds. Samson was in full display beguiling me. He would flip upside down, look at me, and come out with a string of words, “Hi!” “How are you?” “What you doing?” He definitely wanted to interact. The lorykeet landed on me and drank nectar from my hand. You are absolutely right! They were smiling!! 🙂
Beautiful, Beautiful, and more Beautiful!!!
My work is done! Laughing~
My absolute favorite shade of blue in pictures beyond description! 🙂
Yay!! That makes me happy. Have a wonderful Sunday Linda~
Brilliant blues, beautifully photographed…quite made my morning. Thank you.
Well your comment just made mine! Thank you~
I agree Cindy blue is such a vibrant happy colour and you have found the very best in nature to show us.
It is hard to find a stunning tropical bird species to impress an Australian. Of course the lorykeet is your native, but the hyacinth is different. So happy you enjoyed and so great to hear from you!
They certainly do compete with our Aussie birds for flamboyance.
gorgeous…one of my favorite colors!
Originally, I planted only blue, pink and purple flowers at The Holler. Except for the roses. But nature had her way and blew in other seeds. Laughing. Still most of the flowers are in shades of blue because I love it too!
I have to say it’s not the blue, but the green foot that makes the picture!
I must admit the foot is pretty adorable, especially since he kept high-fiving me with it! My husband says he’s high fouring! Laughing~
Miraculously beautiful colors!
Awwww, so nice! Thank you~
Beautiful, beautiful blues! 🙂
Am I blue? Yep! Love the color too! Thank you Bette~
Yup! Those have chased the blues away… and replaced them with the blues (happier ones!). RH
Laughing, there are definitely different types of blues! Just ask Samson!!
So gorgeous, Cindy! Love the blues the way you capture them! Smiles, Robin
Happy Sunday to you Robin and thanks much for stopping by!
I am just enjoying your blues again Cindy, such extraordinary depths of colour, wound through with your poetic words, you have triggered childhood larkspur memories here 🙂
Ohhh how wonderful!! Childhood larkspur memories! You go there and I will too!!! 🙂
Oh Cindy! What a perfect post for me right now! Big hugs!
“lol” I pinned your Blue Bird to my “Accessories to ♥” Board. Now it’s on my “Animals to ♥” board so I will delete it from Accessories. (I’m smiling at this one!)
You were on my mind today. Maybe a mental message. Honestly I wish you could meet Samson. If he likes you, and he would like you, he goes to town, talks up a storm, flips upside down and asks how you are, gives you high five. It is impossible not to laugh in the presence of Samson. I hope you are well and gotta go see your animals to love board….sounds like a board I would love too! Hugz to you my friend~
u will love this one, Cindy…http://youtu.be/i0A3-wc0rpw
I am a massive Pharrel fan and I love both videos. What an awesome person!! Thanks for the uplifting vids my friend~
aww snap…it didn’t embed–but have a listen. It will have you toe-tappy happy…:)
They work great!! I like the one also where people all over the world make up their own dances to go with the music. Pharrel saw it and cried. Doesn’t get better than this~
I had beautiful blue hyacinth. They are all but gone now. Now the blues are those little weed florets. But I found some mixed bulbs that I’m hoping to plant tomorrow. I’m not sure if there are any blue in the batch, but while they aren’t – they remind me of poppies.
You are a dear for reading all of my stories… I hope they are entertaining.
I love your stories my friend and they are always witty, well written and entertaining. Just like you Jules! Hugz~
You got the blues too. They are great.
Yes! We both do!!! 😉
Those are some beautiful blues. Thanks for sharing them with us!
Thank you for visiting and appreciating them! Cheers to you~
Wow those blues do make me happy! Those birds are fantastic! Hugz Lisa and Bear
Yay!! Happiness from the gifts of nature is what I’m after! Hugz to you and Bear~
Such vibrant colors – you definitely know how to capture the beauty of nature – thanks for sharing! BTW – You’ve been tagged! http://bit.ly/1lYx5dB
Awwww, you are so thoughtful! Thank you ma deah’….I am honored and most appreciative. By the way your new car is my rockin fav- color!! I remember when you bought it. My favorite car was this color~
Thank you – you know me – BLUE!!!
I do, true blue is you!
“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!
Blues sure are beautiful!
I am true blue for blue! 😉
These captures are so beautiful Cindy… I almost thought we might get a blue moon.
I’m singing it now!! Laughing….but I don’t see it. Darn it!
Well, at least you are enjoying a god laugh.
These blues male me feel alive, so full of energy and light.
Yay!! That is exactly how they make me feel! Calm too. You are full of energy and light btb. It comes across in your posts~
Ty so very much
Just the truth~
Gorgeous photos, Cindy! Samson sure is a beauty! I just love seeing your pictures and how you capture nature’s stunning displays of color.
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?
Definitely a happy colour, Blue!
Yes! Thank you~
Your photography is just brilliant as depicted by this post… true beauty personified…
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.
Blues always make me happy, I was born on a blue day!
That is why you are a blue butterfly then!
Beautiful, Cindy 🙂
•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~
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.
Laughing, I’m with you Jack! Also there is true blue, like you, meaning a good person~
You understand people like me Cindy.
It is a pleasure making (punny) cryptic comments.
When they are understood. 🙂
Cindy, these blues just blew me away! Great pictures, as usual. Thanks!
Samson completely stole my heart and he was of course the inspiration! Thank you Peter, very kind~
Love that word!!! 😉
It fit the picture perfectly!
Not sure if you have seen my other Blog?
It is about Global Culture: http://tahtonka.wordpress.com/
Thank you and I will check out your other blog~
I am so drawn to colour in visual art. You’re just killing me with these gorgeous photos of yours, Cindy.
Awwww, that makes my morning! Danke schoen & cheers to you~
We have a blue happy moment right now. Pawkiss 🙂
Yay!! You deserve happy blues everyday!
Beautiful blues, Cindy! 🙂
You like the blues!!! Merci beaucoup~ 😉
As always incredible colors, uplifting!
So glad you think so & cheers to you!
So kind & appreciated!
What gorgeous blues!
So glad you think so & cheers to you too!
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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
So rich, in so many ways 😀
ABsolutely spectacular! Having the blues can truly be a good thing 😉
Yeppers!!! At least it cheers me up!!!
The beautiful blues
Makes one mellow and happy1
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Rich and happy blues!
Yay!! Happy you think so!
Such beautiful birds, flowers and insects!
They sure brighten up my rainy day in this town! 😀
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. 🙂
If this post made you happy Hari, then I am doubly happy! Cheers my friend~
Happy to re-visit this beautiful post. Hope your week is going well, Cindy 🙂
I survived the internet free zone sailing to Canada. Woo Hoo!!!! Cheers to you~
yep those sure are happy making blues all right
Yay!!! So happy you enjoyed! 🙂
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~
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?!?
Yes blue has this elegant and calming effect…..think of blue and white porcelain for example!
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.
Oh lucky girl, I know just what you are talking about and they are so lovely! Nice Dad!!!
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Oh how thoughtful and kind of you to say! Merci beaucoup!
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!’
You are so kind and your words greatly appreciated! Happy Sunday to you~
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Awwww, just found this! Thank you so much!!!
Stunning photos dear Cindy!
So happy you think so! Thank you & cheers to you~
Magnificent! Blue rules!
This was an awesome collection of blues!
Hope they made you happy!!!! 😉
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.
Oh this poet needs some happy blues!!!! 😎
Cindy: I agree with having happy blues. Your idea have caused me to write a blue instrumental melody!
Well this is the kind of blues that makes me happy!
The butterfly is so so stunning.
He truly is!!!
Stunning photos. I love blue in nature. It is rare, and usually it is spectacular.
I agree with you!!! Thanks and cheers to you~
Hi Cindy! You’re right! The blues can make you happy! Gorgeous photos (as usual).
Yes, so when you and I say we are feeling blue, we’re good!!!! 😎
Wow, beautiful, Cindy. Don’t know how I missed this post…
Awww, merci beaucoup!
You’re right! These blues are definitely making me happy! Gorgeous colors on you parrots!
If they made you feel happy, then I am happy too!!! Thank you~
Yes, for sure 🙂 The Blues can make me…….Happy!
Primi piani intensi della natura, davvero indimenticabili per la loro bellezza
Buon fine settimana, silvia
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