Sunday, November 16, 2014


I love the color blue...most every shade and value of blue creates a happiness in my soul. I don't know why - can't explain it - but it's there. Right now, as I am typing this, I have looked out the window and I see blue-grey clouds with pinks and yellow-orange in them floating in a blue sky above coastal mountains which are a dark blue-green for the ones closest to me, fading to a purple-blue for the ones farthest away, and varying shades of blues for the two layers of mountains in between. Beautiful!

And for the first time that I can remember, I saw my first true blue flower this summer! It is a gorgeous Hydrangea, of which we planted 6 in our flower beds. The blue one (my favorite type of flower now) was discovered on the Tofino side of the island, and since then, I have seen them in our neighbourhood as well. I got several photos (of course), and have begun a small 10" x 12" oil painting of this blue beauty! In the spring,  I am going to find one to plant in our yard! :-)

Here is a photo of the work-in-progress...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Lovely, Joanne. I can't wait to see the final result. In the Spring you will be able to find all types of Hydrangeas in your local Nursery. The blue lace-cap is one of my favorites. We have two blue plants in the front-one is a dark blue the other a lighter shade.
The colour purple makes me feel the same as blue does for you. Could it have something to do with the colour of our birthstones?