Sunday, July 06, 2008

Violet to Blue

The human mind is a strange thing. What it chooses to remember is very fickle. Meetings, anniversaries, names - all forgotten. Obscure album tracks from albums never listened to, yet alone owned, remembered.The title to this post is the name of a Nik Kershaw (remember him? 1980's, short, fingerless gloves, big hair) album track. I read the review in Smash Hits, and remembered both the title and the story behind it (a girl called Violet dying of a drugs overdose). Now, 22 years later, I am rather tritely using it for a post about blue flowers. I've been playing with macro photography again, making use of the sunshine between the showers.
Incidentally, bumblebees (which, if you have read a previous post, are all called Delius) have a preference for blue and violet flowers, with violet being the most preferred. I like the fact that the researchers had to use 'naive' bees in their experiment.

10 comments:

JamesA-S said...

That Nigella seedhead from above is fab: a cross between floating sputniks, seafood and soft furnishings.

HappyMouffetard said...
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HappyMouffetard said...

Argh - technical incompetence. I was trying to say: Thank you - I was pleased with that one. It reminds me of a sea anemone larva.

Messed up a (very long) link to a photo:
http://www.cmarz.org/slideshows/Polarstern_XXIV-1%20animals/Zooplankton%20of%20the%20SE%20Atlantic%20-%20Polarstern%20Nov%202007/images/Cerianthid_larva_1a__e_.jpg

Vanillalotus said...

Wonderful photos. I love violets and blues in the garden. Blue is my favorite color of course. The little info about bumble bees is very interesting I never knew that before. That makes sence since I took a photo of a bumblebee on a violet flowers very similar to yours.

easygardener@gmail.com said...

Naive bees - how sweet. I wonder if they had to answer a series of questions to see if they were suitable for the experiment.

emmat said...

This is so gorgeous. I didn't mean I didn't like blue flowers! There's just a stridency about the blue against that very yellow verbascum that i didn't enjoy at Broughton Grange. BUt yours are gorgeous soul food. Lovely photos!

Titania said...

A very beautiful post with the "elegant" hues of violet and blue. The classy, red fuchsia makes the whole arrangement sing.

chaiselongue said...

Beautiful pictures! Like the bumblebee I love blue and violet flowers best. Thanks for adding me to your favourites.

VP said...

Lovely HM! I see emmat has already been in and nicked my comment about her objecting to the juxtaposition of blue and yellow. *Sigh* it's the story of my life...

VP said...

I've nominated you for am award over at my place!