Life in Colour

Bonus Pinks

I couldn’t finish this month’s colour challenge without one of my favourite April flower – the tulip.

This is a late flowering tulip called ‘Greenland‘ – an orchid rose-pink with green stripes.

(Coincidentally, this month is ending with a pink super moon which occurred on the one night that we had cloud cover! I did see it floating in and out of the clouds looking nice and big and not in the least bit pink! Apparently named after a native herb known as creeping phlox is coming into its pink bloom. (Native American))

This is the last week for the colour pink so get yours in before Sunday.

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To find out more about this year’s photo challenge here on Travel Words, please read this post.

This month we will be looking for Pink. A delicate colour that means sweet, nice, playful, cute, romantic, charming, feminine, and tenderness, is associated with bubble gum, flowers, babies, little girls, cotton candy, and sweetness.

Or sometimes a bright, in your face, neon pink.

Miradouro de Santa Luzia and Bougainvillea (Lisbon)
Where have you seen pink?

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A bonus Suffolk Pink

In true Suffolk countryside you will find Wyken Hall Gardens and Vineyard, home to Kenneth and Carla Carlisle. The 400 year old Suffolk barn houses the Leaping Hare country store, which sells some very beautiful wares along with their award winning wine, a café  and the Leaping Hare Vineyard restaurant.

The house itself has a copper red lime wash which is what ‘Suffolk Pink’ was in Elizabethan times. The southern veranda has five lovely blue rocking chairs brought over from Mississippi and is shaded by columns of Spartan apples, espaliered high so they do not block the view from the house.

Can you find any pink buildings?

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To find out more about this year’s photo challenge here on Travel Words, please read this post.

This month we will be looking for Pink. A delicate colour that means sweet, nice, playful, cute, romantic, charming, feminine, and tenderness, is associated with bubble gum, flowers, babies, little girls, cotton candy, and sweetness.

Not all pinks are pastel – these deep pink waterlilies pop out from amongst the blue-green leaves.

“I gave to pink
the nerve of the red,
a neon pink,
an unreal pink.”
~ Ella Schiaparelli

What unusual shades of pink can you find?