Sunday, June 12, 2011

In the Pink

“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

picnic“The very pink of perfection.” ~ Oliver Goldsmith

cherry pink blossoms“Picasso had his pink period and his blue period. I am in my blonde period right now.” ~ Hugh Hefner

poppy head3"More pink here, if you please." ~ Franz Liszt

bleeding hearts
"I believe in pink." ~ Audrey Hepburn

"Pink is not just a colour it's an attitude." ~ Miley Cyrus


Anyes said...

Pink is such a soft summery colour! If only Summer would decide to come my way ;-)

Brian Miller said...

pretty in pink...i dont know that i have ever seen pink helicopters like that...lovely pics...we used to have these white and pink poofball flowers on a tree...cant think of what it was off hand...happy sunday hilary!

Barb said...

I have this hunch that pink might be the color of Happiness, and now I'm sure of it! I like those Bleeding Hearts marching together down the stem.

Frank Baron said...

The bleeding hearts and the other flower shot are particularly nice but they're all good. (Bit of a stretch calling watermelon pink, though.) ;)

Anonymous said...

loved the quotes and the shots !!
The shot with Audrey Hepburn quote below is my favorite!

Dave said...

Mmmm, nice pictures in pink Hilary. I specially like the look of that water melon... - Dave

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

These are truly beautiful, Hilary.
I especially love the first image..Gorgeous!

Moannie said...

What about 'pink to make he boys wink'? Who first said it or why I have no idea but...hang on and I'll ask Google. Seems it is an old saying that went "Pink to make the boys wink, blue to make the girls woo"
Whatever the origin pink cannot be faulted, it is soft, girlie, and a real man looks fab. in pink.
Lovely pics. as ever, Hilary.

Sueann said...

Ahh! Pink!! The new color of power!
Such beautiful photographs Hilary!

Leah J. Utas said...

Some very peace-inducing pics you've put up.

Out on the prairie said...

That 1st one had a big skeeter onder the leaves. Lovely shots.

Anonymous said...

Funny how we all seem to have color phases in our life. I recall my daughter at one time asking me why everything in my closet was pink. Whew... glad I outgrew that stage in fashion. It looks quite nice on your flowers though. :-)


Anonymous said...

I don't really like pink.. but after seeing these wonderful shots, I've changed my mind!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Oh how I love all these pictures.They are soothing and refreshing at the same time.

TexWisGirl said...

SO beautiful! i've never seen the helicopter seed pods that color either. brilliant!

Sarah Knight said...

Lovely post : )

DJan said...

What a feast to my eyes, Hilary. I love them all, but especially the Liszt quote one. That's what I'm trying to learn...

Shrinky said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, simply luscious! Now I am craving watermelon..

Daryl said...

Pretty in Pink .. I dont think there are many on whom pink is not flattering .. in nature and art ... especially in little girls... my god daughter and the daughters of friends all went through the I only wear pink stage ... now they're true NewYawkers and only wear black.

messymimi said...

The dewdrop picture amazed me.

Even my #2 Son loved pink.

Maggie May said...

I love the deep blue of that dish next to the pink watermelon.
I have gone through different phases of pink, purple, blue, green & turquoise.
I love all those colours. Together or separate!

My granddaughters both started off by loving girly-girl pink but the older one is now quite a tomboy and hates the colour.
Her younger sister obviously still likes pink but goes around telling everyone that she has *gone off* it. After all........ she gets told all the time that it is for girly girl babies!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

OmaLindasOldeBaggsandStuftShirts said...

I have friends who say they hate pink.....I love them anyway.

Sometimes there are no words of appreciation for you photographs, or none that do it justice at any rate. This is one of those times.
The Olde Bagg

Kat said...

Beautiful! I love me some pink! :)

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Stunning. I love the Audrey Hepburn quote. :)

Friko said...

You could almost persuade me to like the colour pink. Yours is a deep pink, the pale, pastel pink will never be a favourite of mine.

Mental P Mama said...

Love all things pink!

Bonnie Zieman, M.Ed. said...

... simply superior photography, Hilary ... just love looking at your work!

Gary said...

Go Pink! I love it when the little boys in my class say their favorite color is pink and the other kids don't say things like "pink is for girls" and laugh at him. Pink is great. And P!nk is great too. :)

Country Girl said...

I think Hugh Hefner is still in his blonde phase.

Gorgeous photos here ~

Dawning Inspiration said...

Cracks me up - the quote about Hugh...

love your pink shots... so fun when you go out and shoot "specific" and see the themes you come up with.

holdingmoments said...

A really lovely selection Hilary. I especially love the pink flowers; excellent shots.

Bob Bushell said...

The colour is great, the pink is formidable and you have turned it into a fantastic show. The last three were beautiful.

She Who Carries Camera said...

I want to sit at that picnic table.

Karen said...

Oh my, those pictures are to die for! I like pink as accents-my daughter loved all things pink growing up.

Barbara said...

These are great - love all the Pink quotes! My favorite is the next to the last - what are those?

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Ya gotta love the Miley Cyrus quote. Beautiful images. Favorites include the bleeding hearts and that beautiful cluster of pink flowers, but that fuzzy ball on the long stem, with water droplets...that has its own unique beauty.

Pseudo said...


lime said...

love the bleeding hearts, they are one of my favorites. and the shot just above it is GORGEOUS.

SandyCarlson said...

Your images and the quotes you have matched them with have me feeling good through and through. Thank you.

It's good to be back after three days without power or Internet access.

ds said...

Not much of a pink person myself, but I love the idea of words having their own color and I love the photo of the bud. Those water droplets, that fuzz--amazing.
Thank you.

Indrani said...

Beautiful theme, lovely presentations.

Glo said...

I'm a fan of pink ~ and now even more so thanks to your amazing pink pics! Beautiful.

Anvilcloud said...

Another superb presentation. Love the photo with the Liszt quote -- great DOF and focus along with those water droplets.

Liz Mays said...

You are magical behind the lens. Truly.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

oh yes, PINK = summer!

Betty Manousos said...

terrific set of shots!!

i keep repeating myself, but you're far to talented!!

happy week!

betty x

Nancy said...

I love pink, and I love this post.

Reb said...

I like pink, but, not as much as I used to. Lovely photos, I especially like the bleeding heats and the emerging poppy.

Suldog said...

I have a watermelon in my refrigerator right now. It is lovely. I have tasted it, and it is good.

Only you, my dear, could take a photo of watermelon and have me lusting for yours over my real and present one.

Hilary said...

• Anyes, it's been a tetchy season for so many, this year. I wish you sunny, summery days very soon! Thanks for stopping by. :)

• Brian, thanks so much. Those seed "helicopters" were new to me in such a shade, as well. They were so eye-catching. I'm glad you like them. :)

• Barb, you might be right about that. :) I'm pleased that you enjoyed the photos. Thanks for the visit. :)

• Frank, thanks. I suspect it's not as much as a stretch as your reference to soft pink clouds as magenta. ;)

• Thrviewfinder, thank you. :)

• Thank you, Dave. It was delicious! :)

• Laura, thanks kindly. I'm glad you liked them. :)

• Moannie, well that's a little poem I've never heard before, but will now never forget. And I agree with you about men in pink. I think it would look wonderful on a great many of them. Thanks always for the kind words. :)

• SueAnn, the colour of power, eh? I like that. :) Thanks for your kind comment. Much appreciated. :)

• Thank you, Leah. I'm glad you think so. :)

• Thanks, Steve, I did notice that when I uploaded the images but it was so out of focus, I didn't draw attention to it. Good eye! :)

• Thank you, Di. There aren't many colours I don't like but I certainly have my favourites. Pink is one of them. :)

• Lady Fi, glad to know it. Thanks for that. :)

• Ruth, I'm really pleased that you think so. Thanks for stopping by. :)

• Texwesgirl, thank you. Neither had I. I was intrigued. :)

• Sarah, thank you. :)

• Thanks, DJan. You always make me smile when you drop by. :)

• Shrinky, it was so yummy! Thanks for the visit. :)

• Daryl, I've known little-to-big girls like that and some of those have outgrown the "only black" stage too. I agree about how flattering pink can be.. it gives our cheeks colour. Thanks for the visit. :)

• Thanks, Messymimi. :)

• Maggie May, it's as if you've been peeking at my colour palette. I love all of those colours, as well. And for clothing, I never get tired of greens and black. Your granddaughters sound like a delightful source of amusment. Kids never fail to evoke a smile.. whether they intend to, or not. Thanks for stopping by. :)

• Linda in NM, I do know folks who don't like the colour. I'm not terribly fond of red. Your very kind words are so appreciated. Thank you very much. :)

• Thanks, Kat. :)

• Thank you, Elizabeth. It's a great quote. :)

• Friko, I'll have to work on a pale pink post to try and sway you. ;) Thanks for the visit. :)

• MPM, please see if you can convince Friko.. one comment above yours. ;)

Hilary said...

• Bonnie, thank you so much for that. Your kind words are very much appreciated. :)

• Gary, I agree. I wish we didn't have this silly notion of designating gender to colours. As for Pink - I think she's great, too. :)

• Thanks, Kate. :)

• Stacey, so true. Thanks for the kind words. :)

• Keith, thank you so much. :)

• Bob, thank you very much for such kind words. :)

• Jillsy, I'll save a spot for you. :)

• Karen, thanks very much. I'm glad you enjoyed them. :)

• Thanks, Barbara. Those are Bleeding Hearts. I've also seen them in white. :)

• Linda, thanks very much. That fuzzy ball is an unopened poppy bud. As beautiful as the flower is, I almost like the buds more. Thanks always for the visit. :)

• Thanks for stopping by, Psuedo. :)

• Lime, thank you. I'm glad I touched on one of your favourites. :)

• Sandy, thank you so much. I'm pleased to know that you enjoyed them. Ack.. three days without power.. I'll have to head over to see what happened. I'm glad you're reconnected. :)

• DS, thanks very much. It's funny how pink is a colour that's specifically disliked by some. I'm one of those oddballs who isn't crazy about red. Thanks always for stopping by. :)

• Thank you kindly, Indrani. :)

• Glo, thank you. I'm glad I could add some pink to your day. :)

• AC, thanks very much. If you knew how many shots I took of that one bud you'd laugh at me. I just couldn't get enough of it so, I'm really pleased that you and others like it. Thanks always for the visit. :)

• Thank you so kindly, Blueviolet. :)

• Gary, I think so, too. :)

• Thank you so much, Betty. You're far too kind. :)

• Nancy, thank you. :)

• Reb, thanks very much. My favourite colours are pretty much a constant. I've always loved bright pink with turquoise best. Thanks for stopping by. :)

• Suldog, you never fail to make me feel great about my photography. I thank you very much for that, my friend. I have a melon in the fridge which is the worst (mushy) I've had in years so I'm lusting for the one in the photo, too. ;)

Lisa said...

These are all just gorgeous

beth said...

that little unfurling flower with the rain drops on it.....omg, that is AMAZING !!

Unknown said...

Love the bud with the dew drops, especially.

Dan said...

A wonderful pinkish photo essay; love it!

I encourage you to explore it further and consider man-made expressions in this colour palette.

Hilary said...

• Lisa, thank you kindly. :)

• Beth, than you so much. I'm glad you think so. :)

• Susan, thanks for stopping by. :)

• Daniel, it's good to see you. That's a good idea. I'll keep my eyes and mind open to it. Thanks for the visit. :)

Kerri Farley said...


Cricket said...

Yep. Very pink. I love the watermelon, probably because I love watermelon, but why not? How ab out, a little belatedly, Herbie Hancock: Watermelon Man ?

Funny, but I was recently reading an article that said at the turn of the century, pink was the color for boys and blue for girls. It gave excerpts from fashion mags of the time &c. saying that pink was the "stronger color" while blue was "more delicate" and better suited for girls. Interesting, I thought.

My wife and I had a bit of an argument over pink as well. My younger son requested his b'day cake be pink and yellow. The Mrs disapproved. I figured it's his b'day, wotthehell?

It didn't hurt that I was the one who would actually bake the cake, but he got his pink cake.

Sandra said...

All are great, but the one with the Audrey Hepburn quote is my favorite.

wayne15575 said...
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wayne15575 said...

All of which are of PRINT quality. Thanks Hilary for sharing with us.

Hilary said...

• Thanks for the visit, Kerri. :)

• Cricket, Watermelon Man works for me. I suspect that just about any colour could be interpreted as male or female depending on culture. And we certainly know that fashion evolves.. though the pink/blue thing has stuck around for a while now. I'm of the same mind as you when it comes to not worrying about gender "roles" when they're still kidlets. Why is it that sons can have stuffed animals or action figures but not dolls? Why encourage/support gun play for boys but not nurturing? It's so silly. Anyway... thanks always for stopping by, my friend. :)

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

• Thank you so much Wayne15575, much appreciated. :)

Lisa said...

I have never captured a Bleeding heart so I m going to look for one in a few days some place. Im in love with yours

Hilary said...

Thank you, Lisa. I hope you find one soon. I have no doubt you'll do a great job capturing it. :)