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one word photo challenge: sapphire

Sapphire is one of my favourite colours and I have always associated it with the colour blue. My engagement ring (for which I waited 18 years until we found the right one) is made of diamonds and sapphires. They are really dark blue, so dark they almost look black in some lights. However, sapphires come in many other shades varying from light to dark blue and, in addition, they occur as pink, green, yellow and shades of orange and brown.

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I shot these blue agapanthus flowers in the gardens of Hadspen House, near Bruton in Somerset, UK. At the time the garden was oval-shaped enclosed within walls of mellowed ageing red brick. It was a beautiful place. It seems that the house has changed ownership, the garden is no longer open to the public and I’m not even sure it exists any more. Such a pity.

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word a week challenge: distant

This week Skinnywench’s dictionary fell open at the word DISTANT

The blue city of Jodhpur is also known as the city of Brahmins because blue was the colour originally associated with the caste of Brahmins. However, many other people have now decided to paint their houses blue too. This is a view of part of the city from the fortress.

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a word a week photo challenge: blue

Skinnywench’s one word photo challenge this week was “blue”. Here are some of my blue photos:

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and the bridesmaids wore blue

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wedding flowers

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the cake

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tables all set for the meal

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blue sky – can you see the dragon’s head in the clouds?

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blue tiles in Deruta, Italy

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Bodensee aka Lake Constance in Germany

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batiks for sale in one of the night markets in Penang

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Cheong Fatt Tze mansion in Penang