If you read my post titled What’s Your Favorite Color, you already know that my favorite color is not pink. But, this week I was challenged to ‘think pink’ so here goes.
People who like pink are generally kind, sensitive, friendly and carefree. They have a warmth and softness that draws you in and keeps you near. That does not describe me at all, but I’m sure most of you have at least one ‘pink gal’ in your life. Did you know that constant exposure to pink can have a calming effect on your nerves? It also represents sweetness and innocence and couldn’t we all use a little of that in our lives?
For me, pink represents nature and a gentle side of life. It is not the most common color flower in the universe, but it is the one that seems to attract my attention the most. I don’t like red, especially roses, but, if a flower isn’t clearly red, then to me it’s pink.
There were some fully opened flowers on the bush, but this one got my attention. I like the tulip shape and the way it curls and puckers at the center.
I shared this bloom in a previous post, but I love it so much it is worth repeating for those of you who might have missed it. I found it while driving around town looking for signs of Spring last year.
This is me, framed by a branch dripping with pink blossoms at a park in Hamburg, Germany. It took about two minutes for us to fall asleep in the shadows. Now, that’s soothing…I did say Germany, and there was beer involved…
The pink sand beaches of Horseshoe Bay are famous worldwide. We stopped here during a transatlantic crossing last April. You can read what we wrote about transatlantic cruising here.
I found this pink rose while visiting Washington Oaks State Park near Palm Coast Florida. Malcolm and I were on a coastal road trip through Florida at the time. We have written about Florida’s unique coastal names in our Discover Florida series. You can find those posts in the header above.
The flower is not in sharp focus, (should have used a tripod) but I did achieve the Bokeh effect that I was going for in the background. You get that out of focus look by shooting a fast shutter speed with a wide open aperture. The first two photos in this post are much better examples of that technique.
But, let’s get back to pink…..
This pink tulip was one of many growing in the beautiful gardens surrounding Victoria Tower in Guernsey. We were on a cruise of the British Isles and our ship docked here for a few hours. We used the time to take a self-guided walking tour through this quaint town along the English Channel.
and……this is us celebrating with a glass of pink champagne. The color of life!
Join Terri’s photo challenge this week and ‘think pink’ all month long.