Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Pretty in Pink

Photos taken this week come with raindrops, no extra charge.  Today's colour for the Poppytalk Summer Colours collection is pink. I am very fond of pink in the garden, although you won't find very much of it in my house.

The photo above is of the efflorescence of my Cotinus 'Grace' bush. It looks like a soft pink cloud lately. I've included the photo of this Oriental poppy below in a previous blog post but I'm publishing it horizontal this time. I no longer have any idea of which way is the right way up for it. :)

The false mallow (sidalcea) looked beautiful this morning. This particular one is called 'Party Girl' and I'm thinking she put on her best ruffles when she got up today because she knew it was Poppytalk's pink day. 

Chloé has been quite enthusiastic about Summer Colours week and I had trouble getting the camera out of her hands yesterday.  She took the photo below as well as the one of Meeko. (She took some others that I will include in Red day on Thursday and Blue day on Friday.)

The photo below is of a sweet little strawberry blossom in the square-foot garden. This is an all-season plant that produces strawberries (a small handful at a time) for the entire summer.

And my final photo is one I took a few months ago, but I thought its beautiful soft pink tones would fit perfectly in today's coloured theme: pink-toned rocks with a beautiful hand-dyed scarf that I bought from Margie.

Because I am downloading my photos from Flickr this week rather than from my computer, the vertical shots are less wide than the horizontal ones.  In the past I've made both the horizontal and vertical shots the same width as my column.  I'm curious if anyone noticed, first of all, or has a preference one way over the other.

10 comments:

  1. Pretty pink indeed - including the tongue (did I spell that right?). Oh, your pics are a good size and that's what matters to me - small pics makes it harder to see all the details but these are fine. :-)

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    1. Thanks Tina and you spelled it right. That's one of those words you can't look at too long. Even when it's right, it looks wrong. :)

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  2. Sweet sweet lovely pinks ! Love that tongue out & the false mallow is just splendid !!
    Now you know why my horizontal/vertical photos are not the same width ... but I don't think that's a real problem ... isn't it ? ;-)
    xoxo

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    1. Thanks Sonia! I passed on your compliment to Meeko and I am loving the false mallow right now too.

      I think maybe the photo widths make sense this way. Before I was giving too much visual importance to the vertical shots by making them the same width as the horizontals.

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  3. Beautiful pinks! Especially the cheeky pink tongue. I've posted my own version today of the summer colours theme. Your photos are very clear, and a good size. :)

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    1. I had a look at your post. I'm glad you've been inspired by this week's colours. :)

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  4. that adorable pink tongue is my favourite

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    1. Chloé has a real artist's eye and that Meeko does have a very cute tongue. :)

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  5. All so gorgeous! We are lucky to share your rainbow of colours this week - thank you!

    I didn't notice the photo differences - they all look beautiful.

    I remember starting a Flickr Pro account years ago when I had a blog that only allowed microscopic images. I should see if it's still there...

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    1. Thanks Cindy!

      It would be lovely to see your photos on Flickr. You take fabulous photos.

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