Friday, January 16, 2015

A Cure for the Blues

Are you turning blue from the cold?  Do you have the wintertime blues?  Well, the Spring Street Gallery in Saratoga Springs has a cure for that, with their imaginative exhibition planned for the evening of January 24, featuring all kinds of works from all kinds of creative people -- artists, writers, photographers, musicians, performance artists, creators of works of any genre relating to the word "blue," however understood.  It should be a great party, with fascinating art works, good music and food, and will serve a great cause, as well.  The show is free, but a collection will be taken up to support Code Blue, the shelter in downtown Saratoga Springs that provides the homeless a warm place to spend these coldest winter nights.

Believe me, I was really flattered when I received a direct invitation to contribute one of my photos! Blue?  Oh yes, I have lots of photos that fall within that category.  This one I call "Blue Birches" is what I chose to submit to the gallery today and which will be in the show a week from Saturday.

Before I settled on  "Blue Birches,"though,  I had a wonderful time going through my photo files to find ones that might fit the "blue" category, enjoying not only the photographs but also the memories of so many beautiful places I have been and sights I have seen.  Since I had all these photos gathered together, it was easy to post them here on my blog and share them with all my readers.  Perhaps you might enjoy revisiting them, too.  (They are even more enjoyable if you click to enlarge them!)

October dawn on Elk Lake in the Adirondacks

A Bufflehead pair on the first day of spring, Lake George

Departing storm clouds over Pyramid Lake in the Adirondacks

A campfire glows on the shore of Pyramid Lake.  I hear the loons' haunting calls every time I look at this photo.

Dawn mist rises from Pyramid Lake in October

A brilliant Venus shines from both the sky and the water at Pyramid Lake.

Narrow-leaved Gentians glow like Japanese lanterns when lit by the sun.

No flower on earth is bluer than the beautiful Fringed Gentian.

The Chicory flower is certainly blue, while the iridescent wings of this tiny hoverfly contain all the colors of the rainbow.


Yonder Man said...

man, this is beautiful. I've done a lot of hikes in these areas. But I never saw them like you do

The Furry Gnome said...

Those are great 'blue' pictures. I still like your own choice best. Awesome picture of the frost below too.

June said...

You take beautiful pictures. Such MOOD. These are magical; none more than the one you chose to exhibit.

The next one makes me think of Ivan Doig's novel, The Sea Runners (

WendyFromNY said...

Omigosh! They are all beautiful! The one you chose has a little extra "sparkle" though.

julie said...

Congrats! I love all of the different shades of blue. Beautiful post.

Jacqueline Donnelly said...

Thank you, my friends, for so many nice comments about my blue photos. I hope that some of you can come to the Spring Street Gallery to enjoy lots more wonderful works from over 100 artists and musicians on Jan. 24, from 5 to 8 at 110 Spring St. in Saratoga Springs. The show will also be open weekdays until Feb. 6

Jens Zorn said...

What a stunning set of images on the theme! Worthy of an exhibition of their own.