When I read February's challenge, Blue, the first thing that came to my mind was the strong blue in Pinheira's beach - a small beach in southern Brasil -, where I was for this New Year. It was so overwhealming, and the reflection of the sky made the sea even more blue.
This picture I took December 31, New Year's Eve. The sun was warm and strong all day, but it was a little bit windy. I just love this kind of weather, when the white of the clouds draw shapes against the horizon of blue. I look a bit weird, since I took the picture from the bottom. But I couldn't let this shade of blue pass by without a photo.
Later on the clouds got bigger and eventually, it rained. It rained just enough to create a beautiful rainbow with the lasts rays of light of 2007. A great way to start 2008!
(You can see more portraits of blue here.)