Blue layers of landscape

Coastal Blues

For most of the year, we live surrounded by the greens and browns that dominate the forest around our Gulf Islands home.

But in the summer, when we’re travelling up the BC coast on our boat, blue takes over. Water, waves, surface currents, tidelines, distant shorelines, mountain ranges and sky: together they form a multi-hued blue landscape, stretching out ahead and rolling out behind like a long, delicate tapestry.

Blue on blue on blue: it’s a look I love. The variations are subtle, but having spent a lifetime boating on this coast, I find these layered landscapes beautiful and deeply comforting.

Perhaps it’s why I’ve always thought of blue as my favorite colour.

We’re off the grid for most of the summer, with only occasional access to the internet. I’ve scheduled some new posts to appear during that time and welcome, as always, your comments – but it might be awhile before I can reply.

About Laurie MacBride, Eye on Environment

Photographer focused on nature and nautical on the BC coast

5 responses »

  1. Dina says:

    Absolutely stunning!

    Great blog, like it a lot!


  2. Thanks for the lovely comments, Sherry & Patti. I’ve been taking lots of “layered” images over the past week – hope to post some more this fall when I’m back. For now, internet access is not easy – infrequent and even when we get it, often too slow to be useful…a reminder of how wild much of the coast still is!

  3. Sherry Galey says:

    Stunning shot, Laurie. You’re so right that there is something about these layered landscapes and seascapes that is deeply comforting. Enjoy your time on the water.

  4. Patti Willis says:

    Gorgeous. Patti

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