We enter the garden, we’re stunned by the boat…then we look up to behold a forest of slender trees or perhaps reeds unmoved by any wind. Surrounded by stout, prickly cacti guardians, they rise gracefully, some straight, others in sinuous shapes.

“I need the shade of blue that rips your heart out. You don’t see that type of blue around here.”
― Cath Crowley, Graffiti Moon

Let’s go a little closer.

“If magic was a colour,
That colour would be sparkling blue”
― Lucy H. Pearce,

Then we’ll let the camera takes us where we’re not physically allowed to go…in amongst the creations.

“Humans get hungry for blue, it seems: to hold the sea in their hands, to wear the sky in their hair, to drape themselves in the hazy blue of distant mountains. Blue is more than a colour: it is a feeling. We don’t say that we feel orange or purple, but we say we feel blue when our souls are sad and heavy. We
play or sing or listen to the blues to express this sensation. Like any colour, it cannot be adequately described with words, only experienced, known through the eyes and
the soul.

Making blue has always been magic: the domain of alchemists since the beginning of human history. To find red only required blood or berries or the smearing of red clay. To make brown was as simple as
reaching down to the earth beneath one’s feet. White chalk is plentiful in many places, or can be replaced by fire ash. But blue appears rarely in forms from which paints or dyes can be made…blue requires earthly magic.”
― Lucy H. Pearce, She of the Sea

  1. Blue
    Songs are like tattoos
    You know I’ve been to sea before
    Crown and anchor me
    Or let me sail away

  2. Sherry Felix says:

    Chihuly has exhibited at the NY Botanical Garden and so did Kusama. Chihuly’s graceful artwork fits nature and Kusama’s ugly work does not. I love the blue stems.

  3. How dramatic that display and its placement is. Wow!

  4. peggy says:

    My favorite color. This blue is magical. Love the quotes and descriptions of blue.

  5. Stunning … and I’m amazed how blue can suddenly appear in the desert.

  6. It looks so vibrant and striking in that setting of the cactus.

  7. Dan Antion says:

    Those are great photos, Janet. I really like going where we aren’t allowed to go.

  8. restlessjo says:

    I have observed that people love my blue skies. Great photos, Janet.

  9. pommepal says:

    Blue on blue, beautiful photos and compositions. Stunning

  10. That has to be an ‘eye popper’ in real life!

  11. Hammad Rais says:

    I would never get tired of blues like this 🙂

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