We end the series of images from Grand Teton National Park with silhouettes of the mountains with a few lingering clouds in a blue sky.
The vapor of Old Faithful’s eruption at Yellowstone and a bright sun form a rainbow further beautifying the world famous geyser. There is an illusion of two rainbows in the first image – one in the geyser and another one against the blue sky.
With spectacular clouds in a blue sky, the drive through the dramatic Fall landscape in Yellowstone National Park was mesmerizing.
Fairy Snow White Balloon Flower is an interesting clump forming perennial so named because the buds puff up like balloons before they open. This compact Platycodon produces white bell-shaped blossoms with delicately contrasting blue veins in mid through late summer. Captured in Santa Monica, California.
Lily of the Nile, with Latin name Agapanthus (African Lily), is a marvelous perennial that blooms from spring to summer, producing magnificent floral-scapes. The flowers are funnel-shaped and typically blue, purple, or white in color; the clusters are borne on long stalks. Found these in Santa Monica, California.
Signature palm trees and a lonely, near-barren tree provide stark contrast against white clouds and blue California sky
Rural farms in the North Carolina mountains midst greenery, clouds and blue sky
Dramatic clouds grace a blue sky over the mountains in North Carolina
A sheltered spot to relax by the ocean while viewing the turquoise waters and blue sky
Viewing the various shades of blue – water, clouds and sky – from an ocean cruise liner
This week’s theme is Designs of Nature. Nature creates unique, sometimes simple, designs if you look around. Here is an image of the branches of a leafless tree spread out in a random formation against a blue, cloudy sky.
Soft clouds at dusk, bathed by rays of the setting sun against a dark blue sky, create an artsy cloudscape image
A sail boat on Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina matches the colors of the blue sky and ocean
A gorgeous blue sky with clouds meets the ocean casting reflections at the beach in Isle of Palms
A beautiful Plumeria blooming against a blue sky …
The famed, endless “blue ridges” of the Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina
Shades of blue in the umbrellas and sky at Sunset Beach
Metalmorphosis, in Charlotte, is a modern art piece by artist David Cerny featuring a huge head in the center of a circular fountain. The polished steel surface acts as a mirror reflecting North Carolina’s blue sky and clouds.
The varying shades of blue in Cancun, Mexico circa 1984
Nature’s blue filter on the sky and water at Bass Lake, North Carolina