I am moved by color. I am absolutely drawn to warm colors naturally, but can appreciate the cool colors when nature gives us beautiful green grass and blue skies. This week Tina asks us to feature blues and greens in our posts. It worked out for me since I was in San Jose this weekend, and my dear friend Alyse and I drove down to Pacific Grove. She sketched while I photographed.

Pacific Grove is on the ocean near Monterey. It’s also the site of the well known Pebble Beach Golf Course and Tournament. So, I found a lot of blues and greens to photograph. I’ve got four images to show you today because that’s all I’ve been able to process.

Let’s start with our first stop. This area is known for its wind blown Monterey Cypress trees.

Alyse was sketching this sculpture and the surrounding area. I’m guessing that the exposure to harsh weather and salt helped make it look blue.

A little further down the road, a group of cormorants were sunbathing on a huge rock. Some more blues and a spot of green.

Finally, we have an array of color with flowers along this rocky coast.

I hope to process the rest of the pictures this week. They will be featured in a blog post soon. Thank you Tina for setting us off on a cool color search.

33 thoughts on “Lens Artists Challenge #149: Cool Colors, Blue and Green

  1. Lovely pics, and much enjoyed! We have Monterey Cypress planted as farm shelter hedges on many farms in NZ, especially near the coast (only here we generally refer to them as Macrocarpa). Many were planted long ago and are now huge and scruffy! The sculpture is really lovely 🙂

  2. Great shots – I especially like the first and last 🙂 And happy memories for me of our own visit here back in 1991 on our California road trip!

  3. Beautiful images as always Anne. I love the coastline out there and your image with the pink in it is especially wonderful. They really do have a lock on coastline beauty, don’t they?!

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