Marianne has challenged me to find a photo of something pink this month.  I wasn’t keen because I’ve had three sons so I’ve never had to buy pink stuff, and I almost never wear pink myself (give me red or turquoise).  However, this afternoon I drove past this line of trees near my house which have recently burst into bloom, looking spectacular in straight masses.  They’re minutes from my house, so I stopped and snapped them.  When I moved closer to the flowers (go to the subject, don’t zoom in – that’s what I’ve been told) I was tickled to see red stalks and centres.  Check out the photo in the header.

Flowering prunus, Canberra, today
Flowering prunus, Canberra, today

Marianne requests we spread news about great blogs we’ve read.  One I’ve commented on recently is Wholeyjeans, where Jean has a very interesting look at environmental destruction and adds a poem that I had to read twice;  it was meaningful and not beyond me (as much poetry is…).

I also commented on Ici & Là Nature Pictures, a blog about the beauty of France seen by biking and walking.  I commented simply because I love France almost as much as I love Australia.

11 Replies to “Pink”

  1. OH … isn’t the blossom absolutely breath-taking? Our apricot and almond blossoms look very similar during the early spring here. I’m so glad you shared the stunning pink blooms with us, Trish.

    I have to tell you, I visited Canberra (briefly) earlier this year, when our flight from Melbourne to Sydney had to be diverted and we spent two hours on the Canberra runway!!

    Thanks for sharing links to two blogs you have enjoyed and comment on, Trish. I’ll HOP over there now. Did you enjoy my links?

    Great entry – thanks for your participation 🙂

  2. Thank you so much for the mention! I’m glad you read the poem twice. That’s very flattering! Most poetry is beyond me too. I’m glad you said it first. 🙂

  3. Initially, I wondered what kind of trees would be in blossom (and so beautiful) during this hot sticky time of year, and then I realized that your climate is opposite mine. This is one of the things I just love about blogging: getting different perspectives from around the world.

    This is a beautiful image. I like the way the lines lead me to explore.

  4. Here, the first day of September is the first day of spring. And sure enough, on Sunday 1st, last weekend, the temperature went up and has stayed up by about 10 degrees! This is a bit odd and I’m thinking of global warming but it could be some other reason. In any case, when the blossom trees bloom I don’t feel cold any more.

  5. My son watches me try to photograph small things, like bugs or flowers, by zooming in from a distance, and says “Don’t zoom in, go up close to it and then focus.” He takes great photos so I listen to him.

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