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Sunday, July 15, 2007

Blue Cliff Wildflowers in Costa Brava, Spain

Blue Cliff Wildflowers in Costa Brava, Spain [enlarge]

Totally offtopic and out of place, I know, but these blue wildflowers that I spotted on a cliff in Costa Brava are beautiful and beauty always has accomodation in this photoblog. I don't know the name of the plant so finding out the name is your assignment for tomorrow. I like the contrast of the blue petals against the sepia tones of the clay color background of the soil.
*Due to requests and after the kind cooperation of smb who told me these were thistles I found more information in wikipedia with a very similar image that indicates these can be especifically Echinops commonly known as globe thistles. I also have to thank Kate for the advice.

7 comments:

  1. It looks as those those lovely blue blossoms could be pretty prickly! Can't identify them but I think naming is critical in all kinds of writing!

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  2. Thanks Kate for being a good teacher.

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  3. I seldom get to see a true blue flower but these appear to be naturally blue. I have some blue straw flowers but not this pretty.

    Best Wishes for a nice week,

    Abraham Lincoln
    Tufted-titmouse slobbers

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  4. very pretty flowers.. they doesnt look wild for me hehe...

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  5. Carlos,
    I, too, love the blue and sepia together. This is a beautiful photo! It brought back memories of the shortcut to kindergarten through a field of similar thistles that had golden or straw colored heads. Ouch if one didn't stay on the path!
    -Kim

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  6. beautiful shot! Love the blue captured here. What kind of flower is that? Love your work.

    Dustin
    Flagstaff Daily Photo
    http://flagstaffphoto.blogspot.com

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  7. Carlos, lovely shot. I especially love floral images. I like the sharp contrast of the blue to the muted background.

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