Blue Butterflies for the Late Summer Garden: Blue Flutterbyes morphing into Blue Flowers

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Blue Butterflies for the Late Summer Garden

By poisondartfrog
September 9, 2014

True-blue flowers can be difficult to find, especially for the late summer garden, when golds and russets begin to dominate the landscape.

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Bluespiral
Sep 10, 2014 6:53 PM CST
Alana, blue flowers are a favorite subject of mine, if not an achievement - but we can always dream. Anyhoo, your title reminded me of an artist whose flowers often morphed into butterflies (sometimes blue) and back again in his still life paintings: Odilon Redon (1840-1916).

Simple morphing here -
http://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/full.php?ID=6890

Morphing gets delicate and perhaps more complex here - great blues -
http://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/full.php?ID=6882

another one -
http://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/full.php?ID=6784

'Course, ya have to squint your eyes at the petals in a certain way to see them flit about the canvass like butterflies Sticking tongue out

(ps & ot - horse lovers might like to check out Redon's Apollo's Chariot, centaurs, Pegasus and maybe Aurora if I remember correctly)

(pps - yup about the caryopteris - deer leave this one alone for us and we always look forward to its July & August blues, in spite of limited sun)
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