Winter uses all the blues there are.
One shade of blue for water, one for ice,
Another blue for shadows over snow.
The clear or cloudy sky uses blue twice –
Both different blues. And hills row after row
Are colored blue according to how far.
You know the blue-jay’s double-blur device
Show’s best when there are no green leaves to show.
And Sirius is a winterbluegreen star.
~ Robert Francis
That is certainly a vibrant blue. Love the poem!
We do occasionally get a lovely blue sky during the winter months, not as many as I would like!
I know the feeling. We have a dreary week ahead of rain and gloom! Ugh. 🙂
Yes, it’s annoying because I am desperate to visit a garden to look for spring flowers, but it doesn’t look likely this week.
I was going to do your photo challenge this week, but it’s been raining and I haven’t been able to get out. I guess I’ll have to rely on the archives again. 🙂 I hope you see sunshine soon.
I am using archives for the very same reason! Hopefully things will change, though we are expecting yet another storm over the weekend!
Ugh, we’ve had rain for several days now, and I am sick of it. But I shouldn’t complain, I know, as many people suffer through horrible droughts – case in point Australia.
Lovely use of the photo to enhance our understanding of his poem. Thanks.
Being an American poet he is not one I know of. But I saw this poem on another blog and liked it so I wanted to create a post whilst winter is still with us. I guess he lived not so far from you?
Yes, about 45 minutes north, the same town as Emily Dickinson.
Wonderful image, love that blue
Lovely poem! I can feel the ice of winter in the shot too 🙂 🙂
A nice blue sky winter day! And quite warm actually 🙂
And camera? 🙂 🙂
Don’t ask 🙁
Cornwall via north west China 😦 😦
Supposed to be from London! Via Outer Mongolia it appears…
Lovely colours and nice words. I would like to see a Blue Jay. 🙂
Best wishes, Pete. x
They are very pretty. I have seen Steller’s jays in Canada and USA and they are impressive too.
Your picture captures the words of that poem beautifully Jude
Snowy hills may have been better!
I think perfect as it is
Another beautiful image Jude and the implication is that you were enjoying a blue sky and a sunny day. How lovely. 🙂
Beautiful image Jude. It does work brilliantly with the poem.
These are stunnning blues, Jude! Wonderful!
Not to mention the blue of our lips and finger tips when outdoors for too long … 😏
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