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Monday, 23 April 2018

The blues

Shades of blue that is! It’s been so long since there was open water in the harbour and almost as long since it was a warm sunny day. The blues of river, harbour and sky make the spirit rejoice in the subtle differences. 





It’s been too long. 





Who knew it was possible to miss a colour so much?





A male mallard swims around in the river, dabbling for food, oblivious to the people stopping by to see him. There are various shades of blue 





visible in different areas where he swims. 





He is a living contrast to the scenic pigment.





Temperatures will be above zero this week. More blue is on the way. We can take it!





42 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

Apparently, the sap run has ended. It was an extended season this year. :)

Linda d said...

Simply lovely. So glad spring is showing her face.

DJan said...

Such fine shades of blue, Marie. I love the pretty mallard, too. It won't be long for the fishermen to start their season, if I remember correctly from last year. :-)

Barbara said...

I wear a lot of shades of blue. Many are darker blue or gray blue. I wish I could chose the color I wore from the colors in water.

Anonymous said...

Lovely to see the blue water and the mallard photos are so pretty.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

It's so wonderful that Spring is here once more!

William Kendall said...

The mallard's a handsome fellow!

Catarina said...

I miss those blues as well.
The photos of the ducks are spectacular!!

Rhodesia said...

A lovely post and yes it is so nice to see blue again I agree. Have a good week Diane

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

How exciting Marie! I love seeing the blues in your world! So exciting to see color instead of drabness!!! That picture of the mallard with his beak open is amazing!!!!

Elephant's Child said...

Woo Hoo. I can feel your excitement and joy in this lovely post. And have never understood why depression can be tagged as 'the blues'.

bill burke said...

I love those blues, they are so nice to see after a long winter.

Jenn said...

So wonderful to see all the blue! The snow is almost totally gone from my yard. However still lots of snow in the mountains and flooding to the south.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Blue is often said to be a cold colour. Your pictures reveal that it can be warming too. Long may the blue remain overarching the scene.

Angela said...

Such a beautiful thing to see sparkle of light reflected in the water! I love all ducks I must say! They are so cute! Glad to see that all snow is gone!!

Danielle L Zecher said...

I love blue!

I'm glad you're warming up, though that still sounds awfully cold.

Marie Smith said...

It was indeed, AC.

Marie Smith said...

This week has been lovely Linda.

Marie Smith said...

Next week the season starts again, Jan.

Marie Smith said...

I love blue as well Barbara.

Marie Smith said...

That mallard is a star, Mildred.

Marie Smith said...

Spring across Canada was late this year for sure, Debra.

Marie Smith said...

He is the star of the boardwalk, William.

Marie Smith said...

That mallard makes photography easy, Catarina.

Marie Smith said...

Thanks Diane.

Marie Smith said...

That mallard photo was a lucky shot, Marilyn.

Marie Smith said...

These blues have always made me happy, EC.

Marie Smith said...

I am tired of all that white, Bill.

Marie Smith said...

There is still a lot of snow and ice west of us but our snow is almost gone, Jenn.

Marie Smith said...

I hope so too, John.

Marie Smith said...

The sun and blue skies make me feel like anything is possible, Angela.

Marie Smith said...

It was 12 C today and sunny, Danielle. It was gorgeous though the wind was cold.

Mage said...

Just marvelous.

Marie Smith said...

Thanks Mage.

Anonymous said...

Your pictures show a beautiful day, Marie! Andrea

jenny_o said...

Oh, my! How beautiful!

Marie Smith said...

It was indeed, Andrea.

Marie Smith said...

It was, Jenny.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

How wonderful to see all this incroyable blue after such a long winter Marie.. brrrr! still pretty chilly though ☺

Debbie said...

oh those ducks, so cute and so often overlooked!!! lovely blue waters!!

Marie Smith said...

Warm for us though, PDP.

Marie Smith said...

Those ducks live around people there, Debbie.