Thursday, June 27, 2013

Serendipity

Nothing much happens around our little village, but this week we were surprised to find that the main paved road to the nearest town was suddenly blocked off. We were directed to a detour that took us along gravel roads through the countryside. On my way back along this route I noticed a sea of blue that I had missed on my way out.

So today, on my way home from doing another kitchen shoot, I had to stop, thrash my way through the vines bordering the field, and make a few shots (the mosquitoes I disturbed made sure I only stayed for a few shots !).

Sit back for a few minutes, turn on the music (link below), and drift off into the wild blue yonder ...

[oh, my curiosity about the detour was piqued so I drove past the 'road closed' sign for about a mile and came upon the reason for the closure - a bridge over this creek is being replaced - the construction crew said it would take 2 months]

by the way, this flower is known as Viper's Bugloss


33 comments:

biebkriebels said...

Wow that blue is wonderful. I see you have been to the moon as I watch your header :).

Buttons said...

Oh Rick I love detours for this very beautifully presented reason:) Incredible. B

Lisa Gordon said...

There was definitely a reason for this detour.
My goodness, these are gorgeous, Rick, and it really does look like a sea of blue.

Wishing you a happy day.

Holy Sinner said...

It's really stunning' !

Pamela Gordon said...

What a stunning sight! The blue is so intense with the green. I've never heard of this flower before so I guess it doesn't grow here in NB. Beautiful photos Rick!

Michelle said...

Those are just a stunning shade of blue.

Muffy's Marks said...

Love those blues!!! Amazing photograph!!!

Stephanie said...

Wow the blue is gorgeous.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This flower has a beautiful colour,even though the name sounds less than pretty.
I love the moon in the header,spectacular.

Linda said...

Wow, Rick, love the colours and feel here. Fantastic captures!

Amazing wonders in my life said...

Striking one!

MARTY said...

So many songs, so many singers all around the world and we choose the same and blue flowers ! étonnant !
often we follow the same routes and you see, closed roads, donnent l'opportunité de passer ailleurs et de découvrir things we never saw !
beautiful blue and beautiful blues, love this song !
wish you a blue sunday

MARTY said...

oh, by the way I forgot the header ! wonderful ! that's my home these days !!! bisous from the moon

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful flowers and your header Rick, superb.

teca said...

Loved the flower!!! Thank you!!!
I was very happy with your visit! I miss you, friend...
Have a wonderful week.
Love, warm hug and beijos...

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Love your header! (couldn't seem to get past that.)

Leslie said...

Wow! So beautiful.

pumpkydine said...

Wonderful captures Rick! I often travel a different path to and fro when I have the time and option. It's amazing what new things we see. Your headed of the moon is awesome! Would love to know what lens and exposure you used to capture that shot.!!!
Wonderful work on the kitchens also. Both design and photo work! I'd say you are both pretty talented.
Have a blessed week!

Helma said...

Hoi Rick,

leuk dat je weer even langs kwam. Ik moet je ook gelijk in mijn bloglist zetten dan zie ik gelijk wanneer je iets nieuws heb :-)

Deze blauwe velden vind ik trouwens prachtig om te zien. Je had wat last van muggen las ik wel en dat is minder mooi.

Groet, Helma

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Great shots, and perfect song. That's a great album. :)

Amelia said...

Hi Rick, that's a very beautiful scenery and the flowers look really nice. Thanks for sharing the video.

Your new header picture is amazing. :)

Have a great week, my dear friend.

Jana said...

fantastic sight! happy rest of the new week from tulipland:-)

© Piedade Araújo Sol said...

very expressive photographs.
like blue flowers.
liked all.
a kiss

:)

Rosemary said...

There is a wonderful quote about enjoying the detours in life, your pictures make that point perfectly. Beautifully blue :)

imac said...

Beautiful music while I study your wonderful pics - plus that great Moon too.
Grand post my friend.

We need you on our team of Headers my friend. lol

papillon said...

Great pictures accompanied with beautiful music. Beautifully relaxed to start the next week.
J+C

fus said...

Maravillosas fotos. Enhorabuena

un abrazo

fus

What Karen Sees said...

Beautiful images, I especially love your composition on the second one.

Marisa said...

Very beautiful images. Thanks for sharing!
Have a nice day!

S. Etole said...

That sea of blue is so pretty.

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Excelentes fotografias de belas flores....
Cumprimentos

Helma said...

Hallo Rick,
het leek me geweldig om zo'n groot veld vol blauwe bloemen te zien. Alleen heel naar dat er ook gelijk zoveel muggen zijn dan.

Ik zag je link in je blog en heb die ook gelijk bekeken bij de kreek :-)
Hele fijne week.
Groet, Helma

Katherine said...

It's the road less traveled that can lead to the most amazing places. This wonderful photo is proof of that Rick. This is just beautiful!