In the pink

I'm a huge fan of the color pink. That's why my other blog Dusting in Pearls is pink. That's why the logo for Rosehaven Cottage Inc. is pink. That's why my studio is slowly but surely getting decorated in pink. That's also why Hubby brought home a bouquet of pink roses for me on Valentine's Day (above).

Interestingly, I don't necessarily go ga-ga over every shade of pink. The shade of pink that will stop me dead in my tracks is the soft pink of ballet slippers (you know, the ones that little girls wear to ballet class). I call it "ballet slipper pink". And when I see it, I am drawn to it. Just ask Hubby what happens when we're in a store and I see something in that shade of pink. It could be a pile of garbage, but if it's "ballet slipper pink" garbage, I'll want it.


I really love the blossoms of spring because of their array of soft pinks. The ornamental plum tree at the end of the street is in bloom right now. I was hoping we'd get a break in the rain before the blossoms fell off so I could take some shots. I got my wish today. A beautiful sunny day with blue skies and white puffy clouds was just the ticket for taking shots of the ornamental plum in all its glory.


Of course I have pink hyacinths in my front garden. Of course! When I went out to take shots of them this afternoon, they were laying down because the blossoms had caught so much rainwater that it was weighing them down. I shook the majority of the rainwater out to perk them up and then took some shots.

Yes, indeed, I am swimming in pink right now. I'm even working on pink projects. I'm surprised that I haven't grown weary of it. In fact, just the opposite has happened. I look for pink everywhere now.

Just in case any of you would like to get "in the pink" too, I've created a wallpaper/desktop that is available for anyone to download for free. Just click on the image below and it will take you to the download site where there are download instructions. Have fun and enjoy being "in the pink"!

Pink roses wallpaper/texture
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17 comments:

Joanie said...

Ooooh, Cindy, such beautiful pinks. When I see pinks (usually the raspberry color) I want to lick it!
Love you,
Joanie

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

Happy pinkness to you. The flowers are lovely. He did good.

Ewa said...

Cindy, I believe it takes time to start to like pink.When I was younger I was disgusted with pink, but last 2-3 years made me absolutely falling in love with it. Especially that unique pink-gray-lavender shade!
I Love also pink gardens!

texasdaisey said...

Very beautiful.
Debbie

Willow said...

I feel the same way about blue. Certain shades of blue are so beautiful to me that they 'make my heart hurt'. Of course, pink is a close second...

Lynda Lehmann said...

Your photos are lovely, Cindy!

I like pink too, and I often wonder why many people make a face if you mention this color to them. I think they might be buying into stereotypes about it.

It's a pretty and happy color, but not overbearing.

Have a creative, blossom-filled day, Cindy. Here, we wait for signs of spring.

Catherine Holman said...

Most of my flowers in my garden are pink too! I love it!
Hugs,
Cathie

Carolynn said...

I seem to gravitate to pink in flowers, as well, although it doesn't show up many other places. I have finally accepted, however, that I am indeed a girly girl.

Love your photos!

Daisy said...

The pink shade of the roses is exquisite!

Melanie said...

Hia Cindy- you caught one of my fav sights- blue sky and pink blossom. There's no feeling like it in Spring when there is a breeze and the petals fall around you. It makes me feel like dancing and looking like a twit in public. :-)

Bren said...

This is a beautiful blog entry. I love your style of photography. We have a lot of things in common with our gardening and My hubby is a TECHIE GEEK TOO!

Great to meet you... stop by my garden sometime.

joey said...

Stunning, Cindy! I rejoice with the artist who flows through her soul :)

Robin's Nesting Place said...

I love pink too! Like you, I'm just drawn to it. I have had to make myself buy other colors of flowers.

Sarah Elizabeth said...

Sarie likey the pink. Sarie have pink shoes, pink earrings, and barbie pink handbag. Yeah, the pink!

Heidi Ashworth said...

You're my kind of girl! I love a wider range of pinks than you but I know just what you mean about that ballet slipper pink--esp since I actually used to take ballet and still have my pale pink toe shoes .. .sigh

Sunita said...

How very pink-a-licious! Gorgeous photos, Cindy. I think people are usually a little shy to admit they like pink because its associated with little girls and babies. But that soft , soft pink can be so lovely. Just as much as that in-your-face, party-all-night fuchsia can shake everyone awake. Its all in how is used isnt it?

Yolanda Elizabet Heuzen said...

As you know I love pink, my blog was pink once and the cat room still is and my kitchen was uptil last year. What can I say? I just love pink.

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