The Sweetness of Pink

Gazing up into a vision of pale pink and green
losing myself in a delicious world of  pastel marshmallow shapes
and being enveloped in a wave of pink tenderness.

All was silent save for the distant hum of bees gathering pollen

Vibrant pink azalea were clamouring for attention

pale pink blossom and more vibrant tones play a melody only heard in spring

Fallen blossom, like wedding confetti, drop to the ground
arranging themselves nonchalantly in seeming disarray.

Closing my eyes a moment or two,
just to experience the sheer joy of opening them again
and seeing it all anew...


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    1. Thank you, Laura. Spring is such a beautiful time for those of us who love photography, isn't it?

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  2. What beauty you see in your photo lens and then take such brilliant shots of to go with your gentle and delicate words.

    . . . just taking a few deep breaths to savour your pictures with.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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    1. Thanks, Sarn. Spring always makes my heart beat faster and fills me with delicate new energy!

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  3. How beautiful! What wonderful spring images to see first thing this morning! I love pink in the spring! The next to last photo with the light and dark pinks and those petals on the walkway; simply gorgeous!

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    1. All spring colours are beautiful from vibrant yellow, to purples and pink to make the boys wink! That's what we always used to say when I was a teenager!!

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  4. Awesome beauty Sandra, love all the pink, here in the desert the color is more yellow in Spring. So I really love seeing this for a change in our color.

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    1. Barbara, we do get some yellow too in our forsythia bushes, but there's something special about pink somehow!

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  5. I love the song of this story along with the photographs. Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Sarah. Spring seems to sing a song that our hearts long to hear again all through the winter months!

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    1. Thanks, Sophia! In between April showers we get spring flowers!

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  7. Just breath-taking. I am enjoying Spring colors as well.

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    1. We have all been so longing for spring when winter decided to drag its feet! Thanks for visiting, Sarah.

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  8. Hi there, I saw your blog when I was visiting Connies ... and as pink is my favourite colour I just had to come and have a look ...

    Wonderful photo's I'm so glad I visited.
    Hope to visit again soon

    All the best Jan

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    1. Hello Jan, so nice to have you visit and thank you for leaving a comment!

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  9. Sandra, these are just beautiful.
    I love all the shades of pink here.

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    1. Thanks, Lisa. Pink is just a gentle colour and the more vibrant ones bring in some new energy after winter!

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  10. My goodness, such beautiful pinks! I can't decide on a favorite -- I love them all! Beautifully captured, Sandra.

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    1. Thanks, Gina. Blossom time just has to be one of my favourites!

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  11. Cannot tell you which i like the best - the pale or the vivid pinks. Both seem to hum spring to me. Enjoy the blossoms as you cast off winter, Sandra.

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    1. Well Barb, winter is reluctant to leave completely and blows in some cold air from time to time, but the blossoms aren't listening!

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  12. I do see pink as a sweet, sweet color and it looks as though you have plenty of it right now where you are. We are still waiting here. The anticipation is strong.

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    1. I wish I could send you some pink blossom, Kim. Today I went out to photograph some sunshine yellow forsythia. You will get your blossom by and by when ours is all over and we will look your way with longing!

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  13. Beautiful pictures and I love your header. Nancy

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    1. Thank you, Nancy. The long winter months teach us patience for the explosion of spring!

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  14. The pink blossoms are just gorgeous. I love how soft and fragile they look. Wonderful photos!

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    1. Thank you, Mary. There's something about pink, isn't there?

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  15. So pretty Sandra!! Makes me want some spring around here!
    Kate :}

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  16. Ah, Spring has sprung and it looks so pretty where you are! Thank you for all this gorgeous pink, it will be another few weeks before we see the trees blossom here. We got 5 inches of snow a few days ago :(

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    1. So nice of you to see you, Susan. I know that winter has been dragging its feet in many parts, mostly everywhere it would seem, and we have had our share of colder spells and late snowfalls, but spring has been pushing its way through it all during this time and bringing us flowers and blossom and filling our hearts with joy!

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  17. What lovely visions in pink.

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  18. so lovely, all that pink. very cheerful, thanks.

    have a wonderful day.

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  19. These shades of pink are so delicate and wonderful! We are still weeks away from lush color and blooms here in my location. Glad I can come over to your blog and experience the enthusiastic blooms vicariously! Thank you!

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    1. Well Marcie, after a wobbly start, the warmer weather arrived here in Switzerland and all the spring blooms are opening their lovely petals!

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  20. Wow, delicate and gorgeous post dear Sandra !

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    1. Thank you, Lasse! Our spring is unfolding most deliciously!

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  21. oh my
    my heart will never be the same
    such a lovely sharing Sandra
    thank you

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    1. Thank you for your kind visit, Tammie!

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  22. There are so many variations of pink and you show the beauty in an array of its color.
    We only wish spring could last longer for us to enjoy the joy and beauty it give us!

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    1. Yes, sometimes we wish that time could stand still at our favourite times of the year! Maybe that is why spring is so precious - it doesn't last forever and yet every year we wait for it with anticipation and growing joy!

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  23. A most luscious post indeed!

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    1. Thank you. So nice to see you here, Astri!

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