Rhapsody in Blue

Apr 5th, 2022 | By | Category: The Memory Lane

5.4.2022 – Photos by Doris and Jessie Webb

This story was first published in September 2009. Because blue seems to be many polar bears’ favourite colour I decided to publish it again.

Friends! I’ve heard that blue is Signorina Giovanna’s favourite colour so I immediately demanded to have a new, blue cloth to play with. As you all know I’m quite famous for my head-wear design and I just couldn’t resist being a bit creative, too!


I say hello to a new day wearing a half burka.


Aha – the first visitors are there. Let’s see – what shall I show them….


Hihihii…I show them my tongue to begin with. The blue cloth protects my head from the hot sun rays.


Peek-a-boo!!!! Do you recognize me?


It’s me – your Knuti!


This cloth is of excellent quality – soft and stretchy.


Should I wash it in my moth? No, I don’t think so – it would turn green!


I can use it as muff, too!


If I ever decide to become a bank robber… I mean a bakery robber, of course – I think this would be just the right masque to wear.


It feels almost the same as my green blankie when I was a little boy…


What a comfortable cushion! Perfect for a little nap! Ciao, amici!

Your Knuti

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  1. Dear Mervi!
    What beautiful and, after all this time, somewhat melancholy memories of Knut – and Doris, who always photographed him with love and enthusiasm. Thank you!
    And by the way: I love your captions!
    Blue is the colour of loyalty… Knut – Forever in our hearts!


  2. Dear Mervi
    Remembering all the times chatting to Doris and Jessie at Knut’s enclosure. Beautiful pictures of Knut.

  3. Dear Mervi!

    Thank you for the funny story and the nice photos!
    The photos of Doris and Jessy Webb are wonderful and heartwarming.

    I wish you all a pleasant Wednesday!

  4. Dear Mervi!
    Thank you for this story. It is a remembrance on Knut and on Doris. I miss them both.
    Many polar bears still love a blue color. They like to play with the blue barrels.

  5. Dear Mervi,

    that is a beautiful title for this story by Doris Webb, which I did not know yet.
    Yes, Knut and his disguise skills were his trademark.
    There was also once a picture of him with the brown jute sack he wore like a hat.
    Birgit vonne Insel wrote: Knut looks like my grandma when she went to church.

    Thank you for the nice memory post!

    Liebe Mervi,

    das ist ein schöner Titel für diese Geschichte von Doris Webb, die ich noch nicht kannte.
    Ja, Knut und seine Verkleidungskünste waren sein Markenzeichen.
    Es gab auch mal ein Bild von ihm mit dem braunen Jutesack, den er wie einen Hut trug.
    Dazu schrieb Birgit vonne Insel: Knut sieht aus wie meine Oma, wenn sie zur Kirche ging.

    Vielen Dank für den schönen Erinnerungsbeitrag!

  6. Ich wünsche Euch einen schönen Abend.
    Zoo Orsa – 6.4.´22

    Mama Ewa und Baby Miki


    Mama Hope mit ihren Babys Noori & Nanook.

  7. https://flic.kr/p/2ncVB6N

  8. Lieber Jens!
    Die Bilder sind sehr schön.

  9. Dankeschön 🙂

    Baby Miki – Zoo Orsa – 6.4.´22

  10. https://flic.kr/p/2ncUfsu

  11. Dear Mervi

    Yes, Knut loved that blue thing.
    Thanks for the lovely memories.


  12. Lieber Jens

    Vielen Dank für die zauberhaften Bilder.