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Saturday, October 27, 2007

PhotoHunt: Pink



After a couple of weeks of struggling to find suitable pics for recent themes, I had no such problems this week. My spring and summer coastal walks often bring me into contact with pretty pink things, and I always carry my camera on these walks.

The first image is of some pink valerian, which grows in abundance on walls in coastal areas. I found this swathe of it at Langland Bay, a few miles from my home in Swansea, Wales.



I found another clump further along the road and attempted a close-up.



On another walk, along the Caswell Bay to Langland Bay cliff path, I discovered this pink sea thrift, Armeria maritima, growing in abundance. This plant is very popular in rockery gardens, and grows wild in huge drifts, across limestone cliffs.



Here's a closer look.



On the same walk, I spotted this rugosa rose peeping out through a gap in someone's fence. It was only after taking this shot that I spotted an elderly lady glaring back at me through the fence, so I quickly moved on.



I rested a while at a beachside cafe after my walk, which covered some rough terrain. I then headed off up the hill to catch a bus back home. As I did so, I found my final pink pic of the day, a wild foxglove, growing on some uncultivated ground at the edge of someone's property.



Last, but not least, is this beautiful, ornate pink building I spotted during a day trip to Shrewsbury, in Shropshire, a couple of months ago.



Happy PhotoHunting - and have a great weekend!

46 comments:

Amy said...

Certainly a perfectly pink walk!

Carver said...

That's a wonderful collection of pink photographs. Looks like a lovely walk. Happy weekend.

Dragonstar said...

Lovely pix. I particularly like the close-up of the valerian - not easy, and it's come out perfectly.

pat said...

Oh what beautiful places for a walk!

Happy Weekend.

jams o donnell said...

That is an ubundance of pink Siani! I love valerians. We have the white ones growing wild in what we could call a front garden if it wasn't an eyesore. Across the road there is a garden that is full of the pink ones. I love the sight. Happy weekend

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Siani, it's a great set of pictures. Love the rocks especially.

shiera said...

I just love the 3rd picture! :)

farmingfriends said...

Beautiful pink blooms. I love the first photograph in particular. Sara from farmingfriends

Heather said...

Oh, these are all beautiful!

eastcoastlife said...

Oh, what a beautiful house with pretty flowers hanging from the window ledges. That was a lovely walk you had. ^-^

caryl said...

wonderful pink photos!

Bengbeng said...

yr flower pics are great..i can imagine going for a walk in yr neighborhood must be a very nice experience

Dragonheart said...

Lovely photos of beautiful pink flowers. :) A great selection of pinks for this week's Hunt. :)

My pink photo.

Gattina said...

A joy for my eyes !! It looks so much "holidays" for me !

crazy working mom said...

Wow, those were beautiful. Thanks so much for stopping by my pink photo today.

Katney said...

Your flower photos are wonderful--and the building has its flowers, as well, so I am including it.

Katya said...

What lovely selections for the theme! They are so pretty! Thank you for sharing.

Happy Weekend!

on the Rock said...

Those are all lovely and stunning:)

YTSL said...

Thanks for sharing your photos. It's not only the flowers that look lovely but also quite a lot of their surroundings as well.

Paulie said...

I don't do photo hunt any longer but a friend i introduced to the weekly photos sent me your addy because she said this person is just like You! i also love to take walks and always carry my camera with me. i also take the bus.

Great entries for your week's theme!

maiylah said...

what a lovely collection! i love going on walks together with my camera, too! ... though lately I haven't had the chance to go on walks anymore.
thanks for the visit!

My pink post

Caroline said...

It seems you have a beautiful walking route. I esp like the pink flowers near the water.

Mine's up

Talk..to..Grams said...

What beautiful photo of the flowers you have today!! Thanks for your visit!! Grams

♥Shabem-®♥ said...

I love love the pink building and of course the gorgeous flowers.
Great pick!
Thanks for dropping by!

**"Liza"** said...

ohhh wow those are really lovely pink flowers and you too a whole bunch of it!i just cant get enough watching your photos..have a great weekend!

Corey~living and loving said...

wow...you certainly found a ton of pink. :) great photos.
happy weekend.

tegdirb92 said...

wow, I love the last one the best but they are all really great.

Daisy said...

You are so lucky to get to live in such a beautiful place! I love those pretty pink flowers. Pink is my favorite color of all.

.:mar said...

Lovely pink choices for the theme! I love pink flowers and the building is very pretty.

jmb said...

Lovely collection of pink photos. The flowers are beautiful and what a wonderful spot to ramble in.

Liza said...

hi there! lovely flowers perfect indeed for the theme. thanks for the visit :) happy sunday!

A. said...

A beautiful set of pictures. I love all these flowers.

PS I *did* warn you about Lily the Pink :)

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts said...

Beautiful pictures -- the flowers are gorgeous! And the pink building is intriguing.

kailani said...

I especially loved the photo of the water. What kind of camera do you have? It takes amazing shots!

LadyBanana said...

A really lovely collection of pink!

Zenmomma said...

Beautiful pinkery! Makes me want to come visit.

SabineM said...

fabulous collection of PINK !!!
LOVE IT!
I love them all, but my favorite is probably the lone flower peaking through the wood!

Team Tabby said...

What a lovely area you live in. Love all of your PH pink pictures.

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Wow.... I have enjoyed my visit to your place and all of the wonderful pictures..It is amazing to see other places that I may never get to visit in my lifetime..Thanks for sharing.
Baba

Patricia said...

How beautiful. What a lovely walk. Thank you for stopping by Pollywog Creek last week while I was away. Forgive me for taking so long to visit you here. Blessings!

Dianne said...

Thanks for visiting my blog-love all the shades of pink in the flowers you shared and such gorgeous scenery!

Wilson said...

You've got a great choice for this weeks theme... Thanks for dropping a line on mt entry..... http://wilstop.info/2007/10/27/photo-hunter/#comments

Have a great weekend!...c",)

Cheysuli said...

Wow! Look at all those pink flowers. That's wonderful!

Pato & Pearl said...

pink wildflowers are the best. And lucky you that you got so much in your area. Nice one. Thanks for dropping by.

Pearl

Che-Cheh said...

Ohhh lovely flowers.

The pink house is really cute.

pelfy said...

Lovely pink flowers for this week. Have fun!

 
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