In the pinkPosted: April 5, 2012
I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.
~ Audrey Hepburn
I’m bringing out my girly side today. I am not a girly-girl most of the time, but every now and then I surprise myself (and others) with the part of myself that loves pedicures, pretty clothes, and the color pink. The unnatural pinkness of the above photo is courtesy of Pixlr. Working with a point & shoot camera, I don’t have the option of using filters so this is the next best thing as far as I’m concerned.
The azaleas were pink on their own. They didn’t need any help from filters. Just a touch of softness added around the edges which is blurring out some of the features I didn’t like in the one and only photo I took of the azaleas.
The redbud tree is one of my favorites of the spring blossoming trees. I’m not sure why it’s called a redbud as the buds always look either pink or purple or some combination of the two to me.
The redbud trees were the main attraction for me the day we visited Lake View Cemetery. Of course I enjoyed the other blooming trees and flowers as well, but the redbuds were by far my favorites.
The redbud spirit is one of joyful and creative expression and she stimulates creative expression within us. Redbuds also stir passion especially in regards to expressing love and emotions.
~ Ted Andrews, Nature-Speak
I’ve had a couple of requests for prints and greeting cards lately (and sold a few which is terribly exciting to me! Thank you!). I finally did something I have been meaning to do for a long time, but have put off due to, well, laziness. I now have a little shop at Red Bubble. ←You can find it at that link over there. Or right here. If there isn’t something in the side bar of my blog by the time this post goes out, there will be soon. I’m still working on uploading images and there may be some shifting around in my portfolio. Actually, there will be some shifting around as I don’t intend to leave the images available for more than a month or so. My plan is to switch them out occasionally. Hopefully my laziness will not get in the way of the plan.
Enough of that. I’m not particularly good at selling myself or my work, something I suppose I ought to work on. I find it a little embarrassing. While I work on that, here are a few photos from this morning’s walk around Breezy Acres.
It has been quite breezy the past two days. This morning we had frost. Between the chill in the air and the breeze, it was a bundle up kind of morning. We had a Great Blue Heron visit. I almost missed him as I went running down the big hill (trying to warm up). Thankfully he didn’t fly off when he saw that crazy woman with the camera running as fast as she could towards the pond. It’s fun to all-out run like that. If the grass hadn’t been so dewy, I might have rolled down the hill. Because that’s fun too. When was the last time you let your inner child run (or roll) crazily down a hill?
That’s about it from the Bogs for today. Thanks so much for dropping by. If you want to run all loose-limbed and child-like down the hill, I promise I won’t laugh. I’ll probably join you. Or we could roll down the hill now since the dew has dried. Stop rolling (or running, for that matter) before you get to the pond or it won’t matter that the dew has dried. You’ll end up going for a swim.
- The Razzle-Dazzle Redbud (notesfromtheblogusfear.wordpress.com)
- The redbuds growing wild in our woods (randomthoughtsfrommidlife.wordpress.com)
- While I wasn’t looking (randomthoughtsfrommidlife.wordpress.com)
- New Month . . . New Attitude (beapositive.wordpress.com)