Thursday, 9 May 2013

may of sparkling blue

Time to catch up to the Colour Me Happy challengers with this month's theme: sparkling blue!

11.30am
The vibrant clear blue of the springtime sky does lift the spirit, for sure! You don't have to look for beauty for very long when the midday sun highlights the white bark of the bare birches so brightly against the sparkling azure of the sky. The blue still has that rawness to it though, which is so fresh after the grey of the winter (which I'll stop harping on about soon, promise) and it's the perfect forerunner of the balmier, hazier blues of summer skies.

11.30pm
Let me show you this grainy picture of the nighttime sky, in contrast. I took this photo the other day half an hour before midnight - at the moment it doesn't get much darker for the night. In about 5 weeks time it's midsummer's eve and then the sun won't really set at all... I'm still in awe of how the sun behaves at these coordinates throughout the seasons.

There are a lot of sky photography among the Colour Me Happy entries this month as you could expect. It's nice to have a virtual visit around the world to see how the blue looks in other peoples' skies!

7 comments:

  1. The blue-sky-foto is great, I love the dark-bright contrast on the tree. Are there still no leaves on the tree? Here is everything May-green this is the very bright yellow green the new leaves have. You really have to try the birch peeling I send you the recipe if you want.
    Have a nice day!
    Steph

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    1. Hi Steph, in the last couple of days the little buds appeared and overnight started popping open, but still no tree has any green on it apart from the pines. But now that it started it will be very fast-paced, greening up happens remarkably quickly here once it go going.

      I'd love to make the birch peeling, it'd be great to have the recipe!

      Thanks and have a lovely day! x

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  2. Wow, the weather is really great - our skies are still kind of grey today, but on the garden front we are a couple of weeks further into greens and color pops =)

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    1. Hey Anja, i can't wait for the flowers to come into bloom! It must be nice if you can already sit outside for a coffee on your lovely patio x

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  3. The picture of the blue sky and trees is great I like how crisp and vibrant it is.
    Denise

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  4. I love a blue sky. I've just heard our weather forecast - cold, rain, snow in high places! Not good in May. So I'm enjoying the sun I see through my window right now. I'm fascinated by the near-midnight photo. I was once in St Petersburg in June - so bizarre not to have night!

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    1. It is very confusing not to have dark nights in june-july. It's odd not to see the stars. I hope i'll have some photos around midsummer, it's a big celebration around here.

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