les nuances de mes rêves…

… sont azur-Méditerranée et bleu-lavande de Minorque, mais la mer est bleue en surface seulement, près des côtes, en raison de sa faible profondeur. Elle semble transparente, car la lumière du soleil est peu absorbée, alors qu’au large, l’épaisseur de la couche d’eau “avale” les rayons solaires. Et pourtant, ses nuances ne sont pas les reflets du ciel bleu, turquoise ou émeraude. Les eaux souterraines ont la même couleur dans les abysses, où la lumière du jour ne pénètre pas et apparaît encore bleue sous une lampe. Il fait très sombre au fur et à mesure que l’on descend, comme les infrarouges sont aspirés dans le 1er mètre. Très peu de lumière atteint les 100m et au-delà de 1000m – c’est la nuit noire… 🙂
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Extase… – Anna de Noailles

Le ciel est une immense, une subite fête.
Sous ce choc lumineux je renverse la tête,
Et je suis, dans l’azur, un haletant baiser.
Et j’attire, et je bois, et j’ai peur d’épuiser
Tout ce vivant éther qui sur mon cœur se presse,
Car ma joie est sans frein, comme fut la détresse
D’Yseult, ivre d’attente et d’amoureux ennui,
Dont les cris aspiraient son amant dans la nuit…

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The shades of my dreams are Mediterranean azure and Minorcan lavender blue, but the water is blue over the surface only, nearby the seaside, because its low deepness. It looks transparent, as the sunlight is poorly absorbed, whereas offshore, the thickness of the water layer “swallows” the sunbeams. And yet, its shades are not the reflections of the blue, turquoise or emerald sky. The underground waters have the same color within the abyss, where daylight can’t penetrate, and it’s still blue, illuminated by a flashlight. It gets darker as one sinks down, for the infrared rays are soaked up after the 1st meter. Very little light reaches 100m and beyond 1,000m – there’s the blackest night… 🙂
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Extase… – Anna de Noailles

The sky is a huge, sudden feast.
I overthrow my head into this bright shock,
And I’m a breathless kiss in the azure sky,
And I attract, and I drink, and I’m afraid to exhaust
All this living ether that rushes into my heart,
Because my joy is unbridled, such was
Yseult’s distress, drunk with expectation and with love boredom,
Whose screams used to aspire her lover at night…

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Posted on 20 May 2015, in melanie. Bookmark the permalink. 40 Comments.

  1. What lovely azure waters I see… so inviting, I want to go for a swim in them. 😀

  2. Your photos here are mesmerizing and I, too, love the many shades of blue on this earth. Lovely post. 🙂

  3. Those blues are truly food for the soul. How ‘blue’ came to be associated with melancholy, I simply don’t know. Tranquility, more like!

  4. The Med around Sardegna is pure water heaven on earth… close to paradise! 🙂

  5. oh yes, the mediterranean landscape is various and fantastic: from dizzy cliffs to long pearly golden beaches with the clear sparkling blue sea and the sun, but the underwater geology and the plate tectonics still at work makes it really unique! so fine images, dear mélanie!

  6. Beautiful blue! Summer will be here soon. 🙂

  7. Ah! La Méditerranée, quelle beauté me remémorant mon passage là-bas, lors de mon voyage! Magnifique billet, autant en mots qu’en images! Bonne et belle soirée, Mélanie! Câlins ❤

  8. Tranquil, blue waters, how lovely! 🙂

  9. Le bleu-Méditerranée est magnifique, j’aime tes photos. Bonne soirée, Mélanie.

  10. beautiful reflections of blue 🙂

  11. Superbe camaïeu de bleu. Bonne soirée! Bisous.

  12. Breathtaking beauty abounds here, Mélanie. What an especially welcome gift for me today. Thank you very much, xoxo

  13. Nothing beats the Med’ for that wonderful Blue Ocean, clear and tranquil, Lovely imagaes Melanie! Beautiful words in your poem.

    Have a Fabulous week! Hugs, Sue ❤

  14. Such photos are intoxicating! The sea is magical and makes us all feel better. Of course it does have a higher natural concentration of lithium… 🙂

  15. Et le bleu du Lac Bleu en Suisse(que je voudrais revoir)… ça va bien avec le rose! amicalement

  16. Blue, seems to be the magic word… Your splendid shots really fascinates me!

  17. Those vibrant azures combine pretty well with the sober rocks. Like if they were made of watercolors, breathtaking place and colors. Thanks, Mélanie 🙂

  18. Gorgeous blues. Our Government is spending about a half million dollars on blue colour therapy for the staff of the Social Welfare Department. How silly. To get the same effect, at no cost at all, they could look at your blog, look at the sky and look at the sea. 😉

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