Shades of Blue

The blue changes, even within a minute or two, while looking at the same scene, at everything from sea to sky to whale spouts to rooftops to lobster pots to book jackets-- the iridescence, luminosity, darkness, all depending on the quality of light, the presence or absence of fog, the time of day.

Oh, all the blues:

 Humpback whales in the Bay of Fundy, mother and calf

Humpback whales in the Bay of Fundy, mother and calf

 Brier Island as the fog clears--I love the receding fog bank, lilac, in the distance.

Brier Island as the fog clears--I love the receding fog bank, lilac, in the distance.

 Fog starting to clear over Peter Island.

Fog starting to clear over Peter Island.

 Blue roof.

Blue roof.

 Humpback calf 

Humpback calf 

 Foul weather gear drying on blue lobster pots.

Foul weather gear drying on blue lobster pots.

  Margaret's Justice  ferry running between Freeport and Westport NS

Margaret's Justice ferry running between Freeport and Westport NS

 I love Canada.

I love Canada.

 Evening on Brier Island

Evening on Brier Island

 Same scene, a little later.

Same scene, a little later.

 Gentle blue in rough weather.

Gentle blue in rough weather.

 Whale boat heading out.

Whale boat heading out.

 O Evening Star, bringing everything that dawn's first glimmer scattered far and wide – you bring the sheep, you bring the goat, you bring the child back to the mother.  ~Sappho

O Evening Star, bringing everything that dawn's first glimmer scattered far and wide – you bring the sheep, you bring the goat, you bring the child back to the mother.  ~Sappho

 I love the blue of evening here on the paperback cover of THE BEAUTIFUL LOST, out December 26 2018, in which Maia and Billy head north to Canada in search of her mother, whales, the meaning of life, and the best lobster roll ever.  

I love the blue of evening here on the paperback cover of THE BEAUTIFUL LOST, out December 26 2018, in which Maia and Billy head north to Canada in search of her mother, whales, the meaning of life, and the best lobster roll ever.