The Colors of Nature…Blue Crabs

The Colors of Nature
“Colors are the smiles of nature.”

Leigh Hunt 1784-1859, British Poet, Essayist

Blue Crab
“All colors are the friends of their neighbors and the lovers of their opposites.”

Marc Chagall 1889-1985, French Artist

Colors of Nature…Blue Crab

“Blue color is everlastingly appointed by the Deity to be a source of delight.”

John Ruskin [English author & philanthropist, 1819-1900]


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16 responses to “The Colors of Nature…Blue Crabs

  1. Such beautiful (and delicious!) creatures!

  2. Interesting color. I have never seen it. My children want to play with them. 🙂

  3. When we lived in FL on a canal, we put out crab traps and were always delightfully surprised to pull one up and find one or two inside. When we found one…or two in the trap we would put the giant pot on to boil, then bring him on in for supper or lunch, whichever meal came first.

  4. Beautiful shots, Jeanne. Blue Crabs are often on the menu in MD. I find them too much work. 😉

    • I grew up eating these…I knew they were work. However, they were more work than I remembered. We had a good time teaching a couple of first timers the ins and outs of “picking” crabs.

  5. Ha the best crab years ago in Baltimore… Haven’t had them again. 🙂

  6. just love eating blue crabs. we have a trap and had some good yields this summer, but now it’s time for them to burrow in the mud.

  7. I never realised crabs could be so colourful!

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  9. I do love those blue crabs!

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