Kiki of the refreshingly beautiful blog Awake With Charm And Spirit
recently wrote a post titled The Color Essence Of Blues and invited
bloggers to share their blues:) Since blue happens to be a colour
I like, I'm sharing many of the blue blooms I've grown or photographed
elsewhere. And butterflies, without which my post wouldn't be complete!!
The colour blue has more of positive than negative connotations. No
wonder it's much-loved. The symbolism of freedom and optimism comes
foremost to mind when I think of this shade.
The bluest blooms I have are those of the Butterfly Pea. It's
the double-petalled variety and grows in a vine. Recently, Autumn Belle
of My Nice Garden did a wonderful post on this plant.
The Blue Dawn flower/Ipomoea indica is also known as the Ocean Blue
Morning Glory. It's more of a bluish-purplish shade and the blooms
turn paler when they close for the day. Although I have this plant
in my garden, this photo was taken on the roadside in my home town.
A butterfly whose name I do not know. I found the blue stripes
Hydrangea which bloomed in early summer. I hope it puts on a show again.
The Blue Daze is also known as the Brazilian Dwarf Morning Glory and
Hawaiian Blue Eyes. I photographed this in the gardens of the local
zoo. The leaves pretty much resemble the petunia's. The botanical
name is Evolvulus glomeratus.
Walking Iris. Blooms in early summer.
Blue blooms from weeds on the wayside.
One of the common small butterflies...not really sure whether it's
the Grass Blue or Hedge Blue.
And the mysterious enigmatic blue of the skies at daybreak is a
Patches of blue infinity reflected on my water-lily container. Somehow
the tiny snail navigated its way on the tender leaf...
To check other participants' "Blue" posts, please visit Kiki's charming blog.