header

header

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The Blue Hour




The Blue Hour is the period of light, about 40 minutes, when the
 sun has just set and the sky and remaining light takes on a predominately blue hue.  
A navy blue sky.  Beautiful! I always love that hour when
 the sky is one of my favorite colors.  
This particular night, the navy blue was accented with two pink stripes.

I'm linking up with Sky Watch Friday!
Click HERE for more lovely skies from all over the world.




50 comments:

  1. I love that blue, as well the blue of a dark stormy sky!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hi Betsy - fantastic ... and I didn't know it was called the Blue Hour ... and that sky is just azurely stunning, especially with the pink streaks - nature is amazing ... cheers Hilary

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I learned that name just last year. Perfect, isn't it?

      Delete
  3. Such a beautiful heaviness about the blue. I enjoy that time of the evening. Twilight is another favourite. The pink/peach pastels are pretty too.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I kind of wish I lived out in the country with a vast view of the horizon. Sunrises and sunsets would be amazing! Yes I love twilight too.

      Delete
  4. I love the blue hour! You got some great shots of it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I always love seeing it. Sometimes it's too cloudy!

      Delete
  5. I'd never heard that phrase before! Beautiful pictures

    ReplyDelete
  6. Love the dark blue sky with the dash of pink ~ very beautiful . . . :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I stood on my front porch and took those photos...so lovely!

      Delete
    2. Very romantic photos . . . .
      but there ya go - I'm a big softy . . . . . :)

      Delete
  7. I love the colors of nature, beautiful photos,

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. lots of colors...never boring...love it!

      Delete
  8. Replies
    1. Me, too...I love that deep, dark color!

      Delete
  9. You've just taught me something. Thank you. I have always loved this time of day.. second only to the magic golden hour which would happen a while before the blue hour. I just didn't know it was called this. In fact, once I read your post, I wondered if it was an actual term or is it Betsy's pet name for this beautiful time of day. I read that it's a known term (just not to me) and that it's also called the sweet hour. Both suit me just fine. Thank you for this. I'll have to add it to my photography vocabulary. And thank you for the lovely photos which illustrate it so beautifully.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Isn't it fun to learn something like that? Now..the magic golden hour...that's the perfect name for that, too...that golden glow of the sun on the horizon? Lovely. We're having a nice clear day here so both the golden and blue hours will be wonderful!

      Delete
  10. I didn't know it had a name...How lovely.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's the perfect name, too...just the the golden hour that comes just before it!

      Delete
  11. Awesome shot indeed
    Now I'll remember the blue hour at my feed

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Not to be confused with Blue Guy.
      Randy is much too shy!
      cough. cough.

      Delete
    2. lol yeah oh so shy
      He may talk on the 10th try

      Delete
  12. very pretty photos. Hope you guys have a nice weekend.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's kind of a blackberry sky, isn't it? :)

      Delete
  13. Didn't know about the 'Blue Sky'...interesting. I, too, love blue skies. I also like those five adorable 'men' baby birds at the top. Sweet.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Misty! Thanks so much for the visit!

      Delete
  14. Sorry about that..I meant 'Blue Hour' not 'Blue Sky'. :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. Replies
    1. Your avatar looks like the blue hour! :)

      Delete
  16. Hi Betsy, just catching up now that I am back, I have been reading, just not commenting. I loved the screen and the makeover that you gave it in your last post. You are so creative!! These skies are simply stunning aren't they. xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Amy...hope you've had a nice time away!

      Delete
  17. It is a beautiful time of the day. Great capture.

    ReplyDelete
  18. You know, all those decades of Southern skies, with endless scope across the immense flat Delta, had not prepared me for the absolute Sapphire of an Indiana Evening Sky. I noticed it first one Fourth of July, when we came out of the airport into all that blaze of arc-lights in the parking lot. There was the bluest BLUE overhead EVER SEEN. I thought perhaps it was the lights' enhancement of the sky beyond, but all the way home, I craned out the car window like an eager old dog out for a ride, and it was the same. True Blue.
    \
    And it's even more that way in the Autumn of the year, with the blaze of leaves against that lapis/midnight/azure---no word for color is enough.

    Many, Many sublime l'Heures Bleu to you.

    rchl

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I totally agree, Rachel! There is just nothing like the skies in the midwest during September! Not only the blue hour, but the sky during the day....it's never so blue, so deep and so lovely! And then you add those huge brilliant white puffy clouds, and it's just breath-taking! I was born a hoosier....hope you're enjoying Indiana!

      Delete
  19. Many Happy Returns, Betsy. I hope you are having a nice day.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Keith....so happy to see your comment go through today!

      Delete
    2. I just rejoined Facebook, against my better judgement, and that seems to have resolved the matter. I don't know why . . . .

      Delete

I'm serving coffee! Stay and chat!
And no awards, please! Your comments are my awards!