Sunday, January 17, 2010

Tickled Pink

The colour pink, warm and lovely colour that it is, is rather limiting as far as subject matter goes. At least for me. So for this post, there's an abundance of flowers which make up the rosy end of the spectrum (Frank, I know your eyebrows just shot up at "rosy end." Stop it!).

Judging by your kind and supportive comments in the previous post, about inviting a bit of green into our northern hemisphere winter, I doubt you'll object to seeing mostly floral images as you scroll down through the photos. Please remember to click on each of them to enlarge.

"I fell off my pink cloud with a thud."
~ Elizabeth Taylor'

“Almost all words do have color and nothing is more pleasant than to utter a pink word and see someone's eyes light up and know it is a pink word for him or her too” ~ Gladys Taber

"More pink here, if you please."
~ Franz Liszt

"Pink - it's the colour of passion."
~ Aerosmith lyrics from Pink

The Brain: "Pinky, are you pondering what I'm pondering?"
Pinky: "I think so Brain, but Zero Mostel times anything will still give you Zero Mostel." ~from Pinky and the Brain

“The very pink of perfection.”
~ Oliver Goldsmith

"That last kiss
I'll cherish
Until we meet again"
~ Who Knew? by Pink

"When I was a child
I caught a fleeting glimpse
Out of the corner of my eye.
I turned to look but it was gone
I cannot put my finger on it now
The child is grown,
The dream is gone.
I have become comfortably numb."
~ Pink Floyd lyrics from Comfortably Numb

"We don't have none of this stuff in the boy's room! Wait a minute! We don't got none of this... we don't got doors on the stalls in the boy's room, we don't have, what is this? What's this? We don't have a candy machine in the boy's room! " ~ from Pretty in Pink

And a few fun Inspector Clouseau quotes from The Pink Panther Strikes Again:

"Now then, what do we know? One, that Professor Fassbinder and his daughter have been kidnapped. Two, that someone has kidnapped them. Three, that my hand is on fire."

"A beekeeper who has lost his voice, a cook who thinks he's a gardener, and a witness to a murder. Oh, yes. It is obvious to my trained eye, that there is much more going on here than meets the ear."

"Of course it won't be easy; nothing worthwhile ever is. That is why I have always failed where others have succeeded."

Back in a few days - possibly with another colour.


Anonymous said...

Favorite picture: bleeding heart
Favorite quote: the first of your 3 from the Pink Panther

Do you read Doves Today? She (g) participates in a weekly Pink Saturday meme, but more importantly, she writes wonderfully and often takes us on tour with her to various places.

Unspoken said...

Hilary, you know I love this color schemimg you have been doing! The quotes are fun too. I like the ones you added at the end.

Unspoken said...

sorry about the spelling!

Grayquill said...

Your up kinda late aren't you?
Your post was just what the doctor ordered. I needed a bit of beauty and innocence. Such a sad week.
I just about lost it when I saw the sippy cup.
Thank you for sharing your great talent.
You are appreciated.

Jinksy said...

A nice, cosy colour and a warming giggle at the Pink Panther - what better breakfast on a cold day?

Sueann said...

I loved all the pictures. And I love the color pink!! The Bleeding Heart pic is one of my favs as well. Also the lake pic with the deck chairs. That is awesome!
Thanks for "pinking" up my day!

Doc said...

I love the sippy cup!

Zuzana said...

I love your colour themes. And I have always been a fan of the "Pink Panther".;)
Although the colour pink would e the one I wear the least, it is the most beautiful one found naturally around us; as seen in your beautiful photographs. You know me by now and can guess that my favorite ones here are the one of (what I assume are) the sunsets.
Have a lovely Sunday,

Tabor said...

Great magical photos as always! (I have a pink cotton candy post coming up in a few days.) Do you have photos tagged by color or do you just spend hours going through your archives?

Land of shimp said...

The sun isn't quite fully up here but this has already brightened my day. I have to admit, I was very drawn to the quotes, what wonderful text you found to go with your rosy pictures.

It's amazing, some of the flowers looks so perfect that they almost don't look real. I know that they are, I'm just astounded by how gorgeous things look, and so perfect that it's hard to believe they just exist around us (not at this time of the year, but soon again!)

What a lovely, warming collection of photographs. Particularly on a day when I've got a slightly stuffy nose, and the house is slowly coming up to "everyone is awake" temperature.

Just made me think of the power of images to set a mood. It could be spring in here, right now.

As always, thank you Hilary :-) I know I do gush on, but it is entirely sincere. What a lovely thing you did for everyone reading your blog today.

Boozy Tooth said...

The ball and the lake.


Daryl said...

thinking pink here ... love the bleeding hearts

Maggie May said...

Loved going down the *PINK* photos with you.
There's something about the discarded toddler cup......

Nuts in May

Fragrant Liar said...

Pink is the color of sweetness and purity, which is why I wear it rarely; however, whenever I do, people always say it's my color. The world works in mysterious ways.

ellen abbott said...

I have a picture somewhere from a river trip, the pink river reflecting the pink sky.

Pinky and the Brain is one of my all time favorites. Never attracted much of an audience though. I love when someone references it.

Mental P Mama said...

Love them all! Especially the pink ball;)

Anonymous said...

I love them all and so love the colour pink, which wasn't a colour until the late 17th century when it was 'a pale red'.

So nice to see such beauty on another grey day.

Pseudo said...

I loved them all, but my favorite was the sunset with the chairs...

Unseen India Tours said...

Beautiful and fantastic shots !! Colors are amazing !!

Brian Miller said...

there is just something about pink that is peaceful to me...cute pics. the ones of the sky are my fav!

Anonymous said...

We're in the pink.... great photos. Love the bleeding hearts!
The Bach

Frank Baron said...

Ha! Love those quotes. I'd've paid serious money to hear Peter Sellers read from the collected works of my guru, Yogi Berra.

And I will demonstrate my maturity by refusing to say anything about pink and naughty bits.

You're very welcome. ;)

(Lovely pics too.)

Joanna Jenkins said...

All of your fabulous pinkness is perfect on a cold, rainy Sunday in Los Angeles.



ds said...

Adored "green" (never thought I'd be cheering for a dragonfly), especially the ferns and the raindrops on the blade of grass. And "pink" makes me happy: those glorious skies, beautiful flowers--and Clouseau!! "Do you have a foen?"

Tammie Lee said...

pink pink pink
is a color that I love
so your post was a pleasure indeed
and the first one, ahhhhh

Susie said...

I just love how you add the perfect quote to highlight all your pictures. Hurrah for pink!

Cloudia said...

"The very pink of perfection," Hillary!

Aloha, my Friend

Comfort Spiral

Jo said...

I put some blonde streaks in my hair today, and my hair has so much red in it, the streaks turned out pink.

I love the pink Adirondack chairs.

SandyCarlson said...

I am glad you are in the pink. I sure do like those bleeding hearts. And the chairs on the dock. And the cup. And the sky....And everything. Thank you for brightening my day.

Unknown said...

Oh, how I LOVE these pink pictures. Such a glorious collection of pretty pink pictures and pink quotes. I feel like Spring now! : )

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee
This post tickled «Louis» pink!

Shrinky said...

I don't know which I enjoyed the most, your superb photographic portraits, or the quotes which you chose to accompany them. It's an utter delight to stroll with you, thanks for filling our eyes with so many memorable images.

Kerri Farley said...

In the your shots!!

Leah J. Utas said...

Your pictures soothing to the eye as well as being vibrant. And thanks for the Pinky and the Brain quote. Gave me a smile.

Unknown said...

Marvelous photos and fantastic quotes with all, but my fav is the one with the three empty Adirondack chairs on the floating dock.... sigh.

Hilary said...

• KC, thanks for the link. I hadn't seen this blog before. I'll keep an eye on it now. :)

• Amy, I'm glad you're enjoying the colour theme. I have a few more shades up my sleeve. :)

• Grayquill, how do you know I hadn't just scheduled that post? ;) I hadn't, actually. I was indeed up late. I'm glad I could bring you some smiles amid such a heavy heart-filled week. That sippy cup was in the frozen lake.. too far to reach except for with my lens. Thanks for your kind words. :)

• Thanks, Jinsky. I'm glad you enjoyed them. Peter Sellers was such a funny man. Thanks for stopping by. :)

• SueAnn, I'm glad that my photos could put you in the pink. Thanks for your always-kind words. :)

• Doc, thanks for stopping by. :)

• Zuzana, thanks. Who could resist the Pink Panther, eh? I don't wear a lot of pink either, though I used to. Maybe I need to brighten my wardrobe a bit. Thanks for the kind words, my dear friend. :)

• Tabor, I saw your wonderful photos and I hope folks will click on your name to see them too. I don't tag them by colour but I keep all of my blogged photos in one folder (where they're also available as desktop images). From there I just select all of them and browse through them in a viewer which shows 20 of them at a time. I just select the ones that work with my theme. Thanks for your always-kind words. :)

• Shimp, thank you so much. I admit I had fun trying to find suitable quotes. When I ran out of those which mentioned the colour pink, I turned to movies and artists with pink in those names. Thanks very much for the kind words. I'm glad the photos could warm you on a cool morning. :)

• Thank you, Alix. :)

• Thanks, Daryl. :)

• Maggie, thank you. That cup was sitting out on the frozen pond just waiting to be photographed. Thanks for stopping by. :)

• FL, I feel the same way about red. Not the reasoning behind it but I just don't especially care for it, yet I'm told it's me. Go figure. Thanks for the visit. :)

• Ellen, I'd love to see that photo sometimes. Pinky and the Brain offered some hilarious lines. I'm glad you enjoyed that inclusion. Thanks for stopping by. :)

• Thanks, MPM. Benny never let that ball last for very long. It soon deflated under the weight of his tenacious little jaws with a satisfying "Whoomph." :)

• Thanks kindly, Moannie. I had no idea that it didn't exist as a colour until then. Thanks for that info and for your warm words. :)

• PHST, thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed them. :)

• UR, thanks kindly. Much appreciated. :)

Hilary said...

• Brian, I'm glad you like them. I find pink to be peaceful too. Thanks kindly for stopping by. :)

• Bach, thank you. They quite make me smile too.

• Thanks, Frank. And I'm glad you exercised your (cough) maturity (cough). You were quite (cough) dignified (cough). I must be coming down with something. ;)

• Joanna, thanks kindly. I'm glad you enjoyed them. :)

• DS, I'm pleased that you enjoyed both the green and pink collections. Doesn't Clouseau just crack you up? "Zat iz what I've been saying all along, you idziot - do you have a foen in your roem?" :)

• Tammie Lee, I'm glad I touched on a colour that you love. Thanks so much for stopping by. :)

• Susie, thank you. I'm pleased that you enjoyed them. :)

• Aloha, Cloudia. Thanks so much. :)

• Jo, you could probably pass for a rock star! These were always Adirondack chairs to me, too until I moved to Ontario where they're mostly called Muskoka chairs. I would have thought they'd have a different west coast name. Thanks for stopping by. :)

• Thank you, Sandy. I'm glad I could brighten your day as you so often do mine. Thanks for the visit. :)

• LWK, I'm glad you like the post and that it has made you feel hopeful for spring. It won't be too much longer now.. I hope. Thanks for stopping by. :)

• Louis, merci. I'm udderly thrilled that you liked this post. Thanks for the visit. :)

• Shrinky, thanks so much. I'm always glad when you can join me on one of my strolls. I'm happy you enjoyed the pink adventure. :)

• Kerri, thank you. :)

• Leah, I'm so glad you enjoyed the photos and that Pinky and the Brain gave you a smile. I probably spent far too much time in their quotes page deciding on just one. :)

• Jane, that's been a long time favourite of mine too. I'm so glad you like it. Thanks very much for your always-kind words. :)

jingle said...

Pink is cute,
your post about pink is cuter,
and comments about your pink post are cutest...

what elegant post.

Paul Wynn said...

Love the colors how the stand out and distinguish from one another.. awesome

beth said...

thank you for adding some color to my still very white world....

Barry said...

I love your quotes almost, but not quite, as much as i love your images.

You've done pink proud.

Crabby McSlacker said...

It is a wretched stormy day here--thanks for sharing such a lovely cheerful set of photos!

~JarieLyn~ said...

Love the pink post. Gotta love Pink Floyd. :) and the photo that goes along with it.

I like your new header. I didn't notice before.

carmilevy said...

Few colors have the ability to sear themselves into my brain. Your stunning range of work yet again reminds me why I need to spend more time exploring the colorful world that begins just outside my door.

Nancy said...

Pink is my favorite color and it was a pleasure to wander through your post and looke at the range of the color pink. My personal favorite is a salmon pink. I'm looking out at white, brown with a touch of green in the cedar and pine trees. This post was just the antidote to a lack of color.

Karen said...

Love it AND your quotes! Pink Panther is so funny! I like this theme! Can we suggest colors, like a scavenger hunt? :)

Anonymous said...

Giggle giggle giggle at the Pink Panther quotes! Frank! Rosy end huh???? (That's what she said)
I love your pink series! The sky here could fit very easily into your blog post Hilary!

photowannabe said...

Utterly delightful. I am amazed at the quotes you found for your gorgeous pink pictures.
Thanks for the bright spot in my gray and rainy day.

Reb said...

Lovely photos and as always, you found such great quotes to go with them. Love the Pink Panther quotes.

Cricket said...

Ah, les fleurs du printemps sont plus belles dans l'hiver. Et, bien sur, j'entends La Vie En Rose - Edith Piaf.

Wendy said...

Such lovely photos. Your star-gazer lily is the best. Bleeding heart too. Surprised to find that child's sippy cup in here - but it fits!

tattytiara said...

I don't know what I love more, pink skies or pink flowers. That shot of the ball in the grass made me grin like crazy.

LadyFi said...

What stunning photos! I especially love the jetty and the pink water: it's gloriously uplifting!

Midlife Roadtripper said...

Okay. I think we should have a color coordinated photo show next summer. Lazy days of summers and all the colors around. I really like the green and blue the best.

Kappa no He said...

Rosy end...*chuckle* I'm going to go look at the other pretty colors now. ^-^

Eleonora Baldwin said...

I'm so glad I finally made it over here. I have always appreciated your comments to mutual blog friends' posts, and I always promised myself I'd come visit your site. Your comments are always so witty, profound and elegant.

Here I am (better late than never) and utterly enjoying it. I haven't peroused much, but so far I'm thrilled. The images are stunning, are they all yours? The chairs on the quiet deck overlooking the pink pond/lake/river (?) is my favorite.
Also, I wanted to tell you about that strange green insect you saved on the boat, in Italy we call it CIMICE (word also used to describe hidden microphone 'bugs'). In English I think they're called bedbugs. Best known for their powerful defense mechanism: when threatened, they release a potent foul smell. Hence the nickname PUZZOLA (skunk).

After this entomology dissertation, you'll probably never come visit me at my photoblog or my epicurean food kitchen... Darn, should kept my mouth shut.


Hilary said...

• Jingle thank you. Cute is good. Being acknowledged as cute is better. Finding a new visitor to my blog is best. ;) Thanks for stopping by. :)

• Paul, thanks very much for the kind words. And welcome to my blog. :)

• Beth, thank you. And just think of all that colour waiting to erupt.. before tooooo long, hopefully. Thanks for the visit. :)

• Barry, thanks very kindly. I sure do appreciate that compliment. :)

• Crabby, I'm glad my photos could add a bit of colour to your gray day. :)

• JarieLyn, thank you for the kind words. But that header.. it's been there since day one. I've never changed it .. yet. Thanks for stopping by. :)

• Carmi, it's nice to see you stop by. Thank you so much for the kind comment. It's so true. There's much to be found right under our noses. I think I'll head out as soon as I'm done here. Thanks for the visit. :)

• Nancy, I'm glad that my pinks brought some colour into your day - and especially since it's your favourite hue. I needed these colours too. It's been a pretty blah winter so far. Not even very much snow, so the archives have been calling me. Thanks for stopping by. :)

• Karen, I'm glad you like these posts. And sure, you can suggest colours but I'm going to run into trouble if you say "puce" or "taupe." ;)

• Rain, I see you've met Frank. ;) And yes, your recent PEI skies sure would fit the pink bill. Thanks for stopping by. :)

• Sue, I'm glad these were a day-brightener for you. Thanks for the always-kind words. :)

• Reb, Pink Panther lines always crack me up. I'm glad you enjoyed the post. :)

• Cricket, merci bien pour le quotation de Mlle Piaf. C'est tres vrai. Spring flowers are indeed more beautiful.. at least more treasured in winter. And I'm glad I have my Montreal background to help me with your comment. Failing that, I'd have had to rely on Google translators. ;)

• Thanks kindly, Wendy. I never know what I'm going to find on the surface of that frozen pond. It's in the center of a large residential area so there's often something of interest to be seen. Thanks so much for the kind words. :)

• Tattytiara, I'm glad you enjoyed the post. Thanks for stopping by. :)

• LadyFi, thanks kindly. It pleases me to know you enjoyed the photo. :)

• MJ, that sounds like a good idea. I'll bet you could organize that and get lots of participants. I'm bad at joining things like that but I sure do enjoy seeing them. Go for it. :)

• Terrie, thanks for stopping by. :)

• Eleonora, welcome! "Witty, profound, elegant"? Are you sure you're not confusing me with the other Hilary? :) I'm glad you decided to stop by. The photos are indeed all mine. Thanks for the info on the green insect. I have since looked it up and that is indeed what others' call a "stink bug" here. I'm SO glad we didn't try to touch it with anything but the oar. And of course I'll be happy to visit your blog soon. Thanks for stopping by. I'm so glad that you did. :)

Cricket said...

Whoops. Vague typing on my part. Not, to my knowledge, a quotation. Just a sentiment and, of course, my mental soundtrack.

I do hear Edith Piaf singing La Vie En Rose, though. Preferably a 78 heard though a radio with less-than-perfect reception. For some reason, I prefer noisy recordings sometimes.

I suspected a bit of French would not throw a Canadian off too much.

abb said...

Neat post. Love that lily. And the Inspector...been years since I've watched those hysterical movies.

ethelmaepotter! said...

Is it a ball or an Easter egg?

I don't know how you do it...week after week, photo after photo, each one lovelier than the last.

I love the deep, sunkissed pinks of the sixth photo. hard to choose a favorite, but that maaaaay be it. Or the sippy cup.

Kelly H-Y said...

Gorgeous! These may be my favorite thus far ... though, I think that with each series of color shots! :-) So stunning.

cheshire wife said...

It is easy to see why little girls love pink!

steviewren said...

This was a fun post. I loved the creative way you came up with pink quotes.

Rosaria Williams said...

This is a great thematic essay, with beautiful pictures and terrific quotes. Great work here!

Hilary said...

• Ah, Cricket, of course. So sorry. I was thinking it was a quote from your mental soundtrack and not your own comment en fran├žais. I apologize for that. I can hear the crackles and sway in the music too. Maybe even the occasional skip. Thanks for coming back to clear that up for me. :)

• TSannie, thanks. I haven't watched one in a long time either. Perhaps it's time. :)

• Ethelmae, it's a ball - about the size of a soccer ball but the pattern screams Easter egg, doesn't it? :) No need to pick a favourite. I'm just glad you're enjoying them. Thanks for the visit. :)

• Kelly, thanks so much. I so appreciate your kind words. I have another colour coming up on Thursday, so stay tuned. :)

• Cheshire Wife, too true. Thanks for stopping by. :)

• Steviewren, thank you. I'm pleased that you do. :)

• Lakeviewer, thank you very much. I appreciate it. :)

Woman in a Window said...

Locked into winter I simply do not believe the flower shots. My mind just can not travel that far, but that sunset shot and the pinks! Yes, yes. I want to meet it.


Hilary said...

Thanks for stopping by Erin. Glad to know you're in the pink. :)

blunoz said...

It's hard to choose a favorite from this group. Pink is such a vivid color, and I love the crispness in your photos. I think the first one and the last one are my favorites, but I really like the flowers in the second picture, too.

Hilary said...

Thanks kindly, Kevin. Very much appreciated. :)