Saturday, August 3, 2019

The Green and Blue in Nature!


Well, let's start with the green!
(look in the very center of this photo)


We saw lots of baby frogs when we hiked on the Florida Trails at the Pruitt Trailhead earlier in the Spring.


 Well, the frogs have grown up and turned green!


Aren't they just amazing up close? 

And they are LOUD too! Louder now than in the Spring!


So how about something blue in nature.


How about these baby blue birds?


I guess I should really call them Juvenile Eastern Bluebirds.

I was surprised when I went to find the ID because they don't really have the shape of an adult.


Not the best photo but it shows more of the blue feathers.

So that's my little bit of green and blue for the weekend. When I was a teenager, we thought we couldn't combine those colors in our clothing. I doubt if anyone worries about that any more! (that was a LOOONG time ago) 


I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE  
  and I’d Rather B Birdin’.
 
 

47 comments:

Tom said...

...look at those eyes!!!

David M. Gascoigne, said...

It's ironic how we were taught different things about colours matching. We were always told that green went with everything, since flowers come in every colour and the leaves are always green and the combinations never look out of place. Makes perfect sense to me.

Susie said...

Great pictures Diane. I did not realize that a frogs eyes were so big . I love those bluebirds. We had some here this year. But we have sparrows and they kind of look like the baby bluebird. LOL So I am not sure I ever saw a baby here. But the adult ones are easy to spot. Hope it's cooler there. We are having a bit of low humidity and it's wonderful. Blessings to you, xoxo, love, Susie

magnoliasntea said...

Love the froggy photos! I'm giggling over them still.
Aren't juvenile bluebirds scrappy looking. The first time they came to my birdbath I had no idea what they were.
have a great weekend!

podso said...

I think the green of the earth reaching to the blue of the sky is the most pleasing and soothing sight. God knew when he put those two colors together, and they are one of my favorite combinations!

Nanaland said...

Two of my favorite colors in nature.

Sandra said...

I can't stop smiling when I look at those EYES.. I mean who would refuse to kiss that PRINCE... love the frog pics.. beautiful flowers. thanks for the lift of spirits. I do love frogs

Lea said...

Cute baby birds, and pretty wildflowers! Love the frog photos!
I remember when blue and green were not to be combined, but then a professional photographer friend told me, "The trees are green, the sky is blue, and together they are beautiful." So bring on the blue and green combinations!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love all things nature! The frog photos are adorable. Love those cute eyes. The Bluebirds are pretty and a great sighting, lucky you! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend.

riitta k said...

Great frog photos!

SImple and Serene Living said...

I love those frog photos. Isn't it funny when we look back now at our clothing rules. xo Laura

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, these frog pictures are really nice, Diane. In the second picture, he looks like he has a little personality hehehe. And the close-up is awesome! I love to see the blue birds and hear their song. Thanks for always sharing your wonderful nature photos.

Have a restful weekend.

~Sheri

Vee said...

When we were teenagers, there were lots of color combinations that were verboten. Ha! I love blue and green together.

italiafinlandia said...

The frogs are amazing and fun!
Your header image is very nice too.

bill burke said...

Absolutely stunning frog photos, something you don't see here too often.
Wonderful photos, well done.
Have a great day and weekend!

Terri D said...

I have always loved blue and green together! Great photos (always!). Happy weekend!

Phil Slade said...

The frogs are beautiful. Eye popping!

The bluebirds too. Love those juvenile spots.

happyone said...

Beautiful pictures.
We have a couple of green frogs in our water feature. (which by the way Ken is not pleased with the water feature and plans to redo it)

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I love those frog eyes peaking up out of the water--how sweet!!
and yes since we went to school and learned about colors and what goes with what--someone opened the door and through out all those rules--in fact I don't think there is any rules now for fashion!!!!
cute little birdy--
luv, di

Net - "It's a Wonderful Movie" said...

I see it! I see it! How cool! And I think he sees you too!

We had such a wet Spring that we had little baby toads all over our yard! They are so cute! :)

Happy trails to you! Blessings, Net

Little Wandering Wren said...

Here's looking right back at ya! What a gorgeous frog pic!
Happy Sunday.
Wren x

Gina said...

Diane, that frog is adorable! Isn't it amazing how small they are but what a large sound they make!! I wonder if that sweet little bird would like to swallow that frog? I hope not! xo

Ann said...

Two of my favorite colors. That frog is so cute. I just love that first picture

Linda said...

Such great photos!! I love your blues and greens! Those frogs!! Oh, MY!!

Irma said...

What beautiful pictures, I love the frog.
Photo 3 is my favorite.
Best regards, Irma

Rhodesia said...

Love the little Bluebirds that are so cute. The eyes of the frog are amazing. Have a good day, Diane

Edna B said...

All colors in nature are beautiful. I love your photos. Especially those frogs! I go to Florida every winter for two weeks, and I just love it. The flora and fauna are just beautiful. I love taking photos of the sky and the clouds too. Just seven more months, and I get to go back there. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

Anni said...

Awww, those blue birds are darling! And, I must admit, that frog photo (3rd from top) is priceless. May I have your permission to take this photo & draw it?

We all, at I'd Rather B Birdin', appreciate you sharing with us. Thanks!

A Quiet Corner said...

Your words are perfect...green and blue do light up our lives! That close-up of the frog makes him look "prince-like"...:)jp

Hootin' Anni said...

I came back to grab the frog photo! Thanks so much for permission. I didn't want to steal it and step on any 'toads'.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

What big eyes you have Mr Frog.

Christine said...

That big-eyed frog, made me laugh out loud!

The Feminine Energy said...

The same as we couldn't imagine redheads wearing red or orange, eh? The "fashion world" said they never went together, as didn't green & blue. I'm so glad we're past those old "rules". Green and blue are one of my favorite color combinations.... as are your posts, my friend. Love, Andrea xoxo

Betty said...

I have never seen a frog like that.

Laurel Wood said...

The photo of the frog's big eyes made me giggle!!! So cute. We enjoyed watching the bluebirds earlier this spring. Nice to locate you again, this is Mildred in Georgia. Have a great afternoon.

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

You got some really nice shots of the frog and the birds. I love how amazing the frog photos came out. So nice that you took us along on your walk.
Hope you have a nice week.

BeachGypsy said...

Love the pictures...you got some great shots of the frogs!!---so cute! Well, we've had alot of rain here today. Not sure we'll be out walking but if it stops maybe as I do like walking in the puddles, ha ha! I like to walk in light rain as well long as I have an umbrella. Hope your weather was nice today. I keep hoping to see the bluebirds, my folks had them. I've never seen any here though.

Nancy Chan said...

I never like frogs but your photos of frog, especially the one with its 2 big eyes is so cute!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Mother blesses us every day!

NatureFootstep said...

nice to see a frog. I have only seen one this summer. They are quite rare where I live. :(

carol l mckenna said...

Oh such sweet photos of the frogs and always love the iconic photo of the bird on a wire ~ ^_^

Happy Day to YOu,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Debbie said...

my, my what big eyes you have said the hiker to the frog...but you are adorable!!

the baby blue birds are juveniles/teens now, with spots like baby deer. they will be super beautiful soon. great snaps!!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful, all of this. The photo of the green frog with the reflection is priceless!

Cath said...

such awesome captures! I love the frogs eyes peeping above the water line. Noticed you visited my post "Brisbane 2019 Highlights" on my blog Cath@Home. Thanks for leaving a comment, I really love to get them!

Rose said...

Oh, I so love frogs and bluebirds...

Hootin' Anni said...

Diane...

I finished drawing your frog & posted the sketch on today's blog.

Thanks again for allowing me to take it and create him on paper!!

Jeanie said...

All beautiful but that close-up of the frog is to die for!