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A French-Inspired Garden and Home by Judith Stringham

June - The Blue Hour

Thursday, June 23, 2016

l'heure bleue en juin  
the blue hour in June 

Because of its beauty that makes time stop for an instant, the expression l'heure bleue has come to describe a variety of special times and events, not just a description of a special blue glow at dusk. Each month in 2016, I am sharing a collage of blue images that create a little l'heure bleue for me. 

bleu & blanc 
blue & white 

Summer arrived bright and early on June 20 this year bringing the usual high temperatures under scorching sun rays.  While blue and white botanical dishes are beautiful year round, they are even more beautiful in summer with a refreshing, cooling color palette that reminds one of 

S E A and S K Y. 

Blue and white dishes bring flashes of summer days spent on sparkling white sandy beaches with white-capped blue waves rolling ashore under blue and white striped awnings snapping in a breeze.

blue & white botanical dishes

Blue and white dishes with botanical patterns always make me stop to admire them. 
Time slows, and for a brief moment, time is suspended as I am lost in their beauty. 

What brings a l'heure bleue moment for you in June? 
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