Travel Theme – Pink

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It’s been a while since I’ve participated in a blog challenge, but Ailsa’s theme of ‘Pink’ offered to get me out of the winter blues.   Going through just last year’s photo collection produced a plethora of ‘pretty in pink‘.   Flowers were the obvious choice, and there are plenty of those, but everything from spectacular skies to foreign washing machines hits this gallery!   Small jealousy over the BC flowers as the images were taken in October, where they were still blooming, and gardeners were doing their ‘second planting’ of frost tolerant annuals.  Calgary’s growing season, if we’re lucky, runs from May to September.

A blazing sky, on a mild January morning, blankets Calgary.

A blazing sky, on a mild January morning, blankets Calgary.

A brightly framed door in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

A brightly framed door in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

A variation on a washing machine not seen in N.America, but quite common in Mexico.

A variation on a washing machine not seen in N.America, but quite common in Mexico.

Hot car on display at the Airdrie Air Show

Hot car on display at the Airdrie Air Show

Nothing says pink like a neon flamingo sign, at the Glenbow Museum.

Nothing says pink like a neon flamingo sign, at the Glenbow Museum.

Pretty in pink leads to total relaxation - seen at the Tsuu T'ina rodeo.

Pretty in pink leads to total relaxation – seen at the Tsuu T’ina rodeo.

A gorgeous pink sunset glow highlights Victoria Harbour.

A gorgeous pink sunset glow highlights Victoria Harbour.

Hydrangea at the Butchart Gardens in Victoria, BC.

Hydrangea at the Butchart Gardens in Victoria, BC.

Crabapple blossoms in Calgary - another 2 months before these start to appear!

Crabapple blossoms in Calgary – another 2 months before these start to appear!

Hot pink Dahlia, Butchart Gardens, Victoria, BC.

Hot pink Dahlia, Butchart Gardens, Victoria, BC.

Delicate pink, late-blooming roses - Butchart Gardens, Victoria, BC.

Delicate pink, late-blooming roses – Butchart Gardens, Victoria, BC.

Brilliant Bougainvillea at Canopy River near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Brilliant Bougainvillea at Canopy River near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

My own Double Flowering Plum which had a boom year for blossoms in 2013.

My own Double Flowering Plum which had a boom year for blossoms in 2013.

Hot pink, almost purple, Chrysanthemum's - Butchart Gardens, Victoria, BC.

Hot pink, almost purple, Chrysanthemum’s – Butchart Gardens, Victoria, BC.

Delicate Coral Bells (I think!) - Port Renfrew, BC

Delicate Coral Bells (I think!) – Port Renfrew, BC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Dianne
    Reply

    I love these themes and seeing the photos that are chosen. These are beautiful for this challenge – many lovely shades of pink! 😀

    • SuzanMcEvoy
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      I’m going to have to start participating more again. I’ve been in such a slump this very long annoying winter, that I haven’t felt like it. But going through all the pics of last year is a lot of fun! I’m also in the process of putting together my annual family photobook for 2013, and that’s been fun too. I’m up to April and it’s already 62 pages long. (I took 1900 photos in July alone LOL – and that doesn’t include the ones shot for clients.) Whittling them down is a challenge. 😀

  • janet
    Reply

    I like them all, but the second one is my favorite. If you don’t see a “like”, it’s because the thing’s not loading up.

    janet

    • SuzanMcEvoy
      Reply

      Thanks Janet! I’m going to have my web gal look at that pesky Like button again – it is notoriously unreliable!
      I have a think for coloured doors and doorways. Mexico provides me with a bounty! 😀
      Thanks for stopping in!

  • Bente Haarstad
    Reply

    Lovely pink series. PS. Your Like-button don’t work on my computer..

    • SuzanMcEvoy
      Reply

      Thanks Bente. I’m going to get that Like button fixed for once and for all – it’s a pain!

  • Johanna Bradley
    Reply

    Still issues with the like button, but glorious pinks 🙂

    • SuzanMcEvoy
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      Thanks Johanna and welcome to the blog. Chatting with somebody yesterday, apparently this is a WordPress issue (no kidding), relating to Internet Explorer 10 (and then ‘contaminating’ Chrome and every other browser. I just upgraded to IE 11 – same issue so, back to the drawing board! I appreciate the comments though. 😀

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