Thursday, August 21, 2014

RoyGBiv: Pink

In the Search for Roy G. Biv, hosted by Julie Booth and Jennifer Coyne Qudeen, we have rotated through all the "official" rainbow colors and are now on to pink. Pink is a color that has been on my mind a lot lately, as the bridesmaids' dresses for my son's upcoming wedding are in shades of blush and pink. Here's one:

Pretty, yes? I, however, have not been having so much luck finding a suitable pink dress, which is the reason my brain has been so stuck on pink.




 Here's a lovely wildflower called meadow pink...




 ... and another which for some inexplicable reason is known as joe-pye weed...







 I love this delicate pink primrose, which grows in my own garden...




This bright pink azalea is a joy every year, and the butterflies love it, too...




... a beautiful carved jade vessel at the Smithsonian in Washington.




Thanks for joining me on the search for pink. To see more, please go to Julie's or Jennifer's blogs for all the pink links!






26 comments:

  1. un pur hasard... sommes toutes sur pink! extra !

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  2. Congrats, Sharmon on the upcoming nuptials of your son...I'm sure that pink dress is just about to appear! A wonderful shot of the butterfly on the azaleas! Love the carved jade vessel as well.

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    1. Thanks, Julie; I'm excited about the wedding. The butterfly on the azaleas is one of my favorites, too!

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  3. Good luck with your search for a pink dress! Love the other pinks you found...especially the shot of the butterfly. Enjoy!

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer; I'm glad you enjoyed the pinks!

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  4. Congrats on your son's wedding to be. I bet you could make an amazing dress that would blow everyone away.

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    1. Thank you, Gwen; I am very excited about the wedding. You have too much confidence in me where the dress is concerned though; I don't even own a sewing machine!

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  5. Lovely pinks. Good luck with your dress search and congrats to your family on the wedding. xoxo

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    1. Thanks, Annie. With all the good luck wishes, maybe I'll actually find a dress before the wedding!

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  6. I so hope you find the perfect pink dress, that one is lovely.
    Congrats on the upcoming marriage of your son, that will be a day of joy!

    I so love the shot of the azalea with the butterfly, such a beautiful capture .
    Smiles xx

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    1. Yes, I'm very excited about the wedding, and will hopefully find a dress before it happens! Glad you like the butterfly shot; it's on of my favorites as well.

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  7. Congrats on the upcoming wedding and --

    Joe Pye Weed got it's name because Joe Pye (Jopi in the Native tongue) was an Indian healer from New England. He used it to treat a variety of ailments, which led to the name Joe-Pye weed. Folklore says that Joe Pye used this plant to cure fevers.

    There's a little trivia for you today -)

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    1. Wonderful story about Joe-pye; I'm so happy to know where the name came from! Thanks, Judy!

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  8. A perfectly successful search for pink ... dress to flowers and oh that vessel! Good luck with the shopping!

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    1. Mary Ann, I'm glad you like the pink pics, and thanks for the lucky shopping wishes!

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  9. you will find the perfect frock... wowza on that vessel.. and of course the flowers are bellissimo!

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  10. I hope you're right about the dress, Cat... glad you enjoyed the photos!

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  11. Great photo of the pink primrose. - eric

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    1. Thanks so much, Eric; glad you enjoyed it! It's one of my favorites to photograph - so delicate, it almost translucent.

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  12. Lovely soft subtle pinks - and good luck with the dress - and the wedding!

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    1. Thanks for the good thoughts, Charlton - I'll take all the luck I can get!

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  13. Such pretty pinks, and those primroses are stunning - I love the variegations, and the effect of the shadows "layered" over them.
    Happy dress hunting (if only such things were as simple as the search for ROY G BIV!)...

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  14. Thanks for visiting! Those primroses are a favorite subject to photograph - the light shines right through the delicate petals. And yes, if only dress hunting was as easy as searching for ROY G BIV!

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