This week's You Capture subject(s) left lots of leeway of which I fully intended to take advantage. However, although I took lots of pictures of each subject, I find myself leaning toward my interpretation of pastels taken mostly from my own backyard.
As soon as I read that the subject would include pastels, I resolved to capture the best pictures I could of the beautiful bluebirds that visit our backyard. But first a couple of flowers starting with the same tulip that was a White submission last week.
And the lilacs that were just starting to explode when we left.
Now on to the bluebirds. Dictionary.com says that pastels are colors having a soft, subdued shade. Surely this lovely female Eastern Bluebird qualifies.
And even the shade of blue found in this male Eastern Bluebird 'fills the bill' as far as I'm concerned.
But the real money shot for me was when I spotted this Mountain Bluebird here in the foothills of Colorado Springs.
What a vibrant pastel blue he is!
To see more pastels and a lot more Easter photography, visit Beth at I Should Be Folding Laundry.