Blue and Yellow make Green

Dreamy layers of blue
in which I could lose myself

A strong breeze had created patterns on the lake
alternating ripples and smoother areas of lighter, shiny blue.

Each yellow Japonica flower radiates sunshine and spring energy

And when we mix blue and yellow
we get those varied shades of green.
Dancing catkins in the wind challenging me to catch a sharp image!

For a real spring mood
take a light blue sky
add a few fluffy wind-blown clouds
and an overhanging bough of fresh young leaves

New leaves unfurling in the warmth of the bright sunshine
against a backdrop of mottled blues and greens

A touch of white flowers whose name eludes me as I write

and a chestnut tree whose generous leaves provide such welcome shade
in the hottest months to come

I couldn't resist this touch of pink
of cherry blossom so sweet
it goes so well with green, don't you think?

It's impossible to have a favourite colour in spring
for as each one appears
it is my favourite in the very moment I see it!

Today
on this first day of May
Let us enjoy
what Nature brings us!



32 comments

  1. Lovely images of Spring.
    Happy May Day.

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    1. Thank you, Laura. Our first day of May is tinged with grey skies, but we are promised sunshine for tomorrow!

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  2. Lovely images, Sandra. As always, they draw the eye to what is truly indispensable for a good life — beauty!

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    1. Thank you George. Thank you for coming in to comment. This is such a beautiful time of the year, there is always something new and wonderful to contemplate!

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  3. Speaks to my heart, beauty in nature. The second image you called yellow Japonica we call Lady Banks Rose. It is the earliest to bloom here usually in February. Such a beautiful thing to see early. Looks like such a feast of wonder there to photograph. Have a wonderful week.

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    1. I love how flowers have different names in different countries! Those Japonica or Lady Banks Rose are like little fluffy pom-poms! Every day new flowers and bushes seem to come into bloom!

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  4. absolutely beautiful
    you have captured and expressed the freshness of new life in your images and words
    thank you

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    1. Thank you for your visit, Tammie. Isn't spring just the most wonderful time?

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  5. This post glows! I love it.

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  6. Beautiful pictures Sandra - everything looks so fresh at this time of year doesn't it. I especially like the green of the new leaves when the hedgerows go from stark brown of winter - and the tree canopy fills out. We don't seem quite as far ahead as you yet - still getting early morning frosts which is holding things back a bit. Happy May Day to you.

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    1. I agree, Elaine, that fresh new green of spring is especially wonderful to our winter-worn eyes! We have had a fair amount of rain, so everything seems especially green and luxuriant this year!

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  7. Happy May Day to you! You are right, spring is beautiful in whatever color we find! The many shades of green have impressed me this spring though. Maybe I'm just noticing them more this year or maybe they're looking so lush and clean from all the rain we've had. I don't know, but I could sit out and look at the greens all day! Your spring is gorgeous and you know how to capture the beauty so well!

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    1. Thank you, Cathy. The first day of May always feels like the beginning of something new and wonderful in Nature. I think that our abundance of rain has also made the greens really fresh and lovely this year.

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  8. We had a beautifully sunny May Day, but today sees grey skies dripping with rain!
    Beautiful pictures, perfectly capturing the wonder of nature.
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Sarn! I hope your sunshine will soon be back again!

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  9. One of the best spring posts that I have read in quite some time :) I love the words and the photos.

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    1. So nice to see you visit! Thank you!

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  10. Wow - so beautiful. The green in that third shot is just breathtaking!!

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    1. Thanks, Fi. How to resist the beauty of the season?

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  11. How lovely! I'm hoping for some greens around here soon!!
    Kate :}

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    1. I hope your greens start growing soon. Rain and sunshine usually does the trick!

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  12. What amazing and colorful pictures, Sandra! I love May because is full of flowers, its warmer wheather and bright sun light is so comfortable. Have a wonderful day! xxx

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    1. Thank you Anabelia, so nice to see you here!

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  13. Such a beautiful series of images this is, Sandra.
    It looks like you are having a wonderful spring.

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    1. It's true that our spring is especially wonderful this year, maybe because it seemed to come later than usual and then everything at once!

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  14. Such gorgeous light and spring colors! Those greens are magnificent! Those catkins enchant me. So happy that you are having such a delightful Spring!

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    1. The special tender green of springtime is so gorgeous, isn't it?

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  15. What a great idea to combine blues, yellows, and greens in one eye-catching post.

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    1. Thank you, Kim. All these wonderful fresh colours of spring create such visual wonder for us all!

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  16. amazing photos...so lovely to look at!

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    1. Thank you for visiting, Karen!

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