Friday, 16 May 2014

Soft gentle blue views

This time, as I catch  up with myself after our time away, I'm posting with a seaside theme in pale gentle blues and a small pop of stronger colour at the end. There was no time this month to go seeking local blues in unusual places.

These photos were all taken in favourite spots in summer in either eastern Scotland or Devon in south western England. The colours, as so often in the evening around the coast of the UK, are muted and slightly misty but seeing them again brings back lovely memories of places enjoyed and peaceful time shared.

The first is the view towards low tide in early evening on the beach at Morthoe on the north Devon coast near Woolacombe.


The second is a close-up of foam breaking on the same beach after a storm.


The third shows a succulent plant in aquamarine and a tiny hint of pale cornflower blue taken in the grounds of the hotel where we were staying.


Now, a change to Scotland for water glittering in sunlight on a favourite beach at St Cyrus on the Aberdeenshire coast.


And, last of all, some nylon rope coiled on the beach in amongst the seaweed and looking strangely appropriate.


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12 comments:

  1. Awesome photos! Don't you just love the shibori patterns water, sand and waves make?! Have a great weekend.

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    1. Wave patterns are wonderful. I long to be able to pin them down and represent them in stitch (if you'll forgive the pun!).

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  2. oh, great photos!! beautiful colours!! very ethereal....

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    1. Thank you, Marny. It was a lovely warm calm evening, the calm after the storm.

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  3. Your photos make me long for the sea! Thanks for playing with us this month, Margaret.

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    1. Seeing the photos again makes me long for the sea too. Weather willing, we'll go to St Cyrus beach when we're in Scotland again in July. It's a wonderful expanse of yellow sand, a couple of miles long and usually almost deserted as the sea is too cold. Such are the benefits of being so far north.

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  4. Such a nice collection of memories, Margaret, and very soothing in mood. I agree with Julie - I'm now longing for the openness of the sea... The last image looks like it contains the "ingredients" for a collage or weaving!

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    1. It did but unfortunately I didn't think to collect the nylon rope till afterwards and by then the tide had come in and washed it away. I had my eye too firmly fixed on some good (gentle) surf!

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  5. Beautiful, soft blues speak of restful, soothing memories that only time at the sea can make...

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    1. Morthoe and St Cyrus are lovely quiet, unspoilt places, both of them. We seek them out whenever we can.

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  6. What soothing blues. A wonderful balm this morning for what will be a very busy week. Enjoy!

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    1. Thank you for commenting.
      Right up your street, I saw some wonderful rust and tea dyed work by Alice Fox in Stroud today. I will post about it later in the week.

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