Sunday, September 01, 2013

Searching for Blue

Summer time and the living is not so easy.  It is more humid and hot and sticky and full of bugs and afternoon thunderstorms and moss covered lawns and forces you to sloooow down and pause in between the rushing.

I decided that there was not enough cool blue in my life and so I digitally painted over some of the photos to add a breath of cool air.


Liriope - monkey grass.

Hyacinth Bean

Annual asters peaking out from under some HUGE celosia.



A tiny blue butterfly on garlic chives.

16 comments:

ellen abbott said...

we've had a not so bad summer this year despite drought conditions. just never really hit three digits and stayed there. and I think we're going to have an early fall this year. the blues are lovely.

joeh said...

Who knew you could digitally enhance summer?

Works for me.

Brian Miller said...

that hyacinth bean shot is mesmerizing....i could stare at that one for a while....

Rae said...

Beautiful. Wishing it was that easy to change the color of things. I'd digitally enhance my brown withered lawn into a lush green.

Kay said...

Oh wow! These are absolutely gorgeous. Each one is an artistic treasure. I love what you did with that watercolor like effect.

messymimi said...

If monkey grass would stay that pretty all of the time, i'd have it instead of a regular lawn.

Red said...

I'll buy your blue hues. A choice like a color puts a challenge to the photographer.

kerrdelune said...

Love those purples, Tabor - they sing.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Love your images.
Your weather a twin to mine
The mosquitos are everywhere

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I love the one of the hyacinth bean. so pretty. And the one of the moth as well. We are hot and humid for the past week or so here in New England as well. The air is cooler though...

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Great photos. It has been miserably hot in KY -- and lots of rain here too. Bugs are having a heyday here. Guess it is like this in many parts of the country. ~~ barbara

Granny Annie said...

The delicate butterfly is my favorite. The wings look tissue thin.

Kat said...

Such beautiful blues! That butterfly is amazingly gorgeous!

Hilary said...

Blue works for me. Summer does, especially.

kerrdelune said...

Love the cooler shades here, Tabor. We had a few cooler days here, but as of this morning we are back to the hot stuff.

Betsy Adams said...

Ahhhhh---love the purples and cool blues... I am like you in that I do NOT enjoy summer. However, this summer wasn't too bad for us. We were cooler than normal with much more rain. BUT--even still, I'm glad that Fall is coming!!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy