Jul 102007
 

Yeah, I know, this is not really blue. It’s purple, but what do you want? “Purple Rain” over and again? On the other hand, when I search my music library for the word “blue” in a title, do you have an idea how many “Blues” turn up?

Anyway. These are cranesbills, aka “hardy geraniums” or “true geraniums”. How do I know? I have used the Google image search on the term “blue garden flowers”. It took me three pages of images to get me on the track of “geranium”, and a lookup of “geranium” on Wikipedia convinced me. Amazing. Only five years ago I would have had to print the image and show it to a gardener. Oh yes, and probably I could have bought a book, but neither would I have been able to do within 20 minutes in the convenience of my living room, and both would have had to wait until tomorrow.

I shot these flowers today, later in the afternoon, on my way home. Sigma 20/1.8 at f1.8 and 1/640s. Is that creamy or what?

Elvis’ “Moody Blue” is the Song of the Day. It is actually quite macho, when I think of it. A guy wondering about women’s unpredictability. “La donna è mobile” reborn as a pop song. I have it on a compilation called “ELVIS 2ND TO NONE“. It was the successor to “ELV1S 30 #1 Hits”. Isn’t that ingenious? Aren’t they cool? Oh how I love those marketing guys 🙂

  3 Responses to “270 – Moody Blue”

  1. Beautiful portrait of those geraniums. Now, why didn’t you ask me? I could have told you in 20 seconds, rather than 20 miuntes, lol 😉

    I guess “Mood Indigo” doesn’t quite fit the purple, either, but it’s a song I thought of.

    There’s also a poem about when she’s older, or 65 or something, she’ll wear purple – Maya Angelou? Can’t quite pull it out from my cluttered memory banks.

    Flo from the RV

  2. One of my favorite flowers and the song is fitting as well. I like the shape of the leaves as well as the veins in the flower. You could have turned them blue I bet in ps. Beautiful flower and nice lense!

  3. Flo, the next time I’ll ask 🙂

    “Mood Indigo”? Oh yes, and from “Lambert, Hendricks & Ross Sing Ellington” please.

    The poem is by Jenny Joseph. Everything you may want to know about it is here.

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