Barcelona Photoblog: Blue Cliff Wildflowers in Costa Brava, Spain

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.


  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!

  2. Thanks Kate for being a good teacher.

  3. Anonymous12:40 PM

    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

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

  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!

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

    Flagstaff Daily Photo

  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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