Between some of the smallest life, bugs, to the largest form of life on the planet, the blue whale, all species in the kingdom of animals have blue creatures; combined with the blue of nature makes blue the largest color in the world. Welcome to Dill's Blue Page.  Although this page can stand alone it is also a section from a larger website ANIMAL BLOGGING WITH DILL THE CAT  both showcasing the animal and nature photography of S. Mason, and sharing what we call the five E's.   

This is my YouTube video titled BLUE WORLD, a collection of some of my  blue animal  photography with the jazz music titled Soul To Be.  Take a look.
                                     BLUE ANIMALS
If you ever wanted a fresh water aquarium but resisted because the most colorful fish are salt water, this fresh water fish might change your mind.  I took this picture at Denver Zoo. 
This is a rattlesnake.  When he is ready to shed his skin, his eyes turn blue. This picture was also taken at Denver Zoo.
 A Blue Crayfish

Photograph taken by S. Mason at the Indianapolis Zoo of the superb starling. He is a rainbow of blue.

Blue as denim jeans, the fairy blue penguin.  I took this picture at Henry Doorly  Zoo.

They are dusty blue of a sky on a clouded day, the Blue Death feigning beetle. 


When one think of plants blue might not be the first color one think of and perhaps that is why they are so striking on sight.

This photograph came from our garden.
This sprinkle of blue flowers I took at the Denver Botanic Gardens.

Photograph taken by S. Mason at Denver Botanic Gardens-blue rocks.

I took this photograph at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle. 
I took this picture on the observation deck at the Seattle Aquarium.  It was perfect for Dill's Blue Page.
This entire wall mural extends itself the length of the building in a rainbow of
saturated vivid colors. As we do time from time, blog about artist's work in
relationship to animals and nature, we will publish a picture of this art in its entirety for it really is a feast for the eyes, and we love wall murals. But these
blue roses are so fantasia and perfect for Dill's Blue Page we wanted to share
it with others.  The creator of this art is Patrick Kane McGregor.


 This is our favorite animal sculpture.  It is located in the heart of downtown Denver.  Blue Bear is 40 feet tall and is peaking in the window on the third floor.







                Gorgeous and Elegant
This large sculpture of a gathering of peacocks is part of  the beautiful collection of art that celebrate animals at the Denver Zoo.
The following art, titled Midnight Flight, is located at the Indianapolis International Airport.  To get a perspective of its size note the seats.  Blue.  Beautiful.  It belongs on Dill.

The following pictures came from online of other blue animals and plants.
This is a red poinsettia dyed blue.  Poinsettias are poisonous so in our cat household we don't bring in this plant.
So gorgeous of a plant you might not know it is a mushroom.  This is a blue chanterelle mushroom and we found this image on  http://blogs.usda.gov/
Always on the search for blue subjects to bring to Dill is when we discovered there are blue pumpkins. This image online is called Queensland blue pumpkin.  Wow.
Our aquarium has three yellow parrots, so we had to go online to feature the following pictures  of blue fighting betas.

A little surprised to find this, an online image of real blue shrimp! These are called blue velvet shrimp.  And lastly regarding online images... There are some animals not blue but wouldn't be cool if they were?  This image I found makes my blue wish list.                                                                              

Ice and fire, opposites in nature, can both be blue, as blue as the earth appears from a spaceship, and even far beyond...to the moon itself.  
Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect. Chief Seattle (1780-1866)
You must be the change you wish to see in the world -Gandhi

It does not matter who you are. It does not matter where you are.
One Person. Two. A family. A neighborhood. A community.
From bees to whales there are many supportive organizations whose
goals are to secure and enhance the quality of life for animals.
Unsure where to start? Animal Blogging With Dill The Cat will offer
options by listing non-profit organizations.  
(From their website) We are a non-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to preventing cruelty and ending the suffering of cats in need. With rescue, spaying/neutering, medical care, fostering and adoption to approved homes, these cats can have a higher quality of life. We hope to educate the community about the proper care of cats and the importance of spaying and neutering. We are also working to change the attitudes that cats are disposable, and hoping that in the future, euthanasia is not used for population control.
MaxFund Animal Adoption Center
MaxFund is a no kill shelter, nonprofit organization.  Reading their newsletter, meeting them at the People's Fair, more than dedicated to their tiered causes, not just adopting animals but ensuring the quality of life at all stages for animals, and meeting their needs in dire circumstances, it cannot be done without support.  After reading their newsletter it is amazing how many ways you can help. Check them out to learn what they are doing, see the faces of the lives they are saving, and how you can be a part of their passionate work. 

More now than ever before the services that Animal Haus provides are required, when a family in crisis also means so are the animals of the household.  We had the opportunity to talk with some of the staff from Animal Haus at the People's Fair and learned about the amazing work they are doing.  Just as readily as you might know someone who could use their help, as a nonprofit, they too are looking for supporters.  Check them out.     

The Humane Society of the United States
 Their Mission--The Mission of The Humane Society of the United States is to create a humane and sustainable world for all animals, including people, through education, advocacy, and the promotion of respect and compassion.

        The perfect Little Free Library for Dill's Blue Page                        

If your community does not have any Little Free Libraries please contact them at 
(from their website)
Our Mission --To promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide. To build a sense of community as we share skills, creativity and wisdom across generations.

The Stink Bug Project
The Stink Big Project help families with children diagnosed with cancer to obtain a dog, a new best friend,  that is well trained by the K-9 Companion Program in Colorado because studies reflect dogs lower stress for patients and caregivers.  It is named the Stink Bug Project after a child cancer survivor drew a picture of a stink bug to say 'good-bye' to cancer when her treatments were completed. For more information -www.stinkbugproject.org.

Project Coyote
From their website--Project Coyote, a North American coalition of wildlife scientists, educators, predator- friendly ranchers and community leaders, promotes compassionate conservation and coexistence between people and wildlife. As a national non-profit organization based in Northern California, Project Coyote works to change negative attitudes toward coyotes, wolves and other native carnivores by replacing ignorance and fear with understanding, respect and appreciation. All of our work ó through education, science, and advocacy ó strives to create fundamental and systemic changes in the ways wild carnivores are viewed and treated in North America. http://www.projectcoyote.org/contact.html                          
The International Whale Protection Organization is a non-profit association against the exploitation of whales and dolphins. 

House Rabbit Society
(From their website)  House Rabbit Society’s philosophy and general policies state that all rabbits are valuable as individuals, regardless of breed purity, temperament, state of health, or relationship to humans. The welfare of all rabbits is our primary consideration, and HRS does not support the raising or promotion of rabbits as food animals, or any other commercial or exploitive interests.

Unlikely a place it may seem, but perfect nevertheless, we met Dyson and Mary from GREENPEACE at a local farmer's market.  In meeting them we thought about Dill's Blue Page and adding GREENPEACE is long overdue.  Check them out--http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/

If ever a book of poems spoke to the poignant of colors it would be Hailstones and Halibut Bones by Mary O'Neill.   A passage from her poem, What Is Blue?                                     
                                                     Blue is a heron,
                                                a sapphire ring,
                                                you can smell blue
                                                in many a thing:



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