My spirits lift whenever I see a well-tended garden or park with its burst of colours and fragrance, or even a traffic island teeming with colourful blossoms. So you can imagine how I must have felt when we visited England this summer. The profusion of flowers everywhere – in front gardens, sidewalks, gardens, parks and even tube stations! The incredible colours and the exotic varieties – all took my breath away. Needless to say, I clicked, and clicked some more of all the colours.
Disclaimer: I am no photographer, and have mostly used an old Moto G to take the pictures. So please enjoy the post for the colours without looking for technical perfection!
Recently while organising the photographs taken during our visit, the colour blue jumped out from many of them. Not that I am complaining. It is one of my favourite colours, one that soothes my mind and lifts it up simultaneously. But I had not gone searching for those blue subjects – flowers, sky, water…They simply abounded around me in so many shades from blue and mauve to purple. Unfortunately I don’t know the names of most of the flowers.
And the sky! I remember seeing such blue skies only during my childhood in India in the cities. Alas, that is only a distant and fading memory now. Of course it can still be seen in its pristine vastness over the mountains of the ranges in various parts of the country, especially the Himalayas, but again, it is not a daily pleasure for most of us. Which is why the dazzling blue skies in England were doubly entrancing. Just soak in the colours and marvel at the creation of Nature!
And now for some dazzling blue show!
Mauve beauty – Allium
On an aside, did you know that blue is the most popular colour in the world? Not with just men/boys as dress manufacturers would have you believe, but also with a large percentage of women. It is a deeply spiritual colour representing space and vastness. It is the colour of Krishna! It also has a lot of positive aspects to it, as those who study colours would tell you. It is the colour of the sea, the sky and infinity. Unfortunately, only its negative aspect of causing depression and coldness is often emphasised perhaps because the darker shades of blue signify these qualities. Do read this link to learn more about this wonderful colour.
And that is a hint for a future post on colours. 🙂
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