Weekly Photo Challenge: Blue

This week’s official WordPress photo challenge is “blue” – images cast somehow in the color blue.  This challenge comes late – on a Monday.  Usually we get them Friday and have the weekend to dig through our archives.  (Not that a silly retired person like me can’t find time on a weekday!)  So although I happily participated in the alternate unofficial “Reflections” challenge posted by Ailsa at wheresmybackpack, here are some entries for the official theme of the week:

1) As fortune would have it, I went to the grocery store today – and in the florist section, they had this amazing blue orchid. I had to touch it to believe it – It’s a real plant, but I suspect they doctored the color somehow! I grabbed this with my cell phone:

2)  These next two I took at the closing ceremonies of the Beijing Summer Olympics in 2008 – the acrobats were suspended above the arena – it was amazing:

3)  Then there’s the good ol’ wild blue yonder – here seen through the pyramid at the Louvre, and behind the statue of Admiral Nelson in Trafalgar Square:

4) And there’s always the deep blue sea, both of these taken in Hawaii – the first on the famous North Shore of Oahu, and the other at Laupahoehoe Harbor on the northeast shore of the big island of Hawaii – where the water was an unreal color:

5) And last – surf & sky together!  Both of these were taken on Oahu – the first at the Kualoa Ranch, and the other on the North Shore, showing a variety of teal and blue:

     

So…  that’s me in blue….

And here are a few of the other entries:

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105 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Blue

  1. I loved your photos, especially those of the sea. I miss her soooo much. I last saw the sea in 2008

  2. I have never seen a blue orchid. It is amazing!

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