CBBH Photo Challenge: In the Pink

Well it’s the last day of the month and I decided I’d better get my skates on and do Marianne’s ‘Pink’ Challenge.

In Italy, I wore my pink sun hat almost every day. It goes so well with gelato, don’t you agree?


Outside Starbucks, we spotted this sparkling pink Jag. I wanted to hang around to see if the driver was a woman or a man, but hubby wasn’t as curious as I was, so we’ll never know.


I wonder who is wrapped up so warmly in this pink doggy bath towel. Can you guess?


It’s none other than my sweet little granddaughter Taylor, who undoubtedly loves the colour pink.


I’ve found out over the years, that some of the nicest things come in pink packages.


In Great Grandma’s pond, there floated the most beautiful pink water-lily.


Sultry Bali nights can be a really magical pink,


but at the end of the day, there’s nothing quite like a pink Florida sunset.


I hope you’ve enjoyed my pink pics. To see more, click on the badge to hop over to Marianne’s blog.


The two blogs which I would like to share with and recommend to you this time, are:

Babsje Heron, who posts about her marvelous experiences with the Great Blue Herons in her neighbourhood. I love seeing her photos, and reading about her encounters with these beautiful birds.

Lynne Mayhew  is a writer, who travels “on and off the beaten path” with her photographer husband Ron. Her posts are both fascinating and educational, and I always look forward to the next one.

Do pop over to see them, and tell them I sent you.

‘Ripples’ for Ailsa’s Travel Theme.

“Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” ~ Scott Adams

Ailsa’s travel theme this week is ‘Ripple’. Not being a ‘water baby’, I’ve never been a person to make a big splash, either in or out of the water, but I just love the word ‘ripple’. It’s sounds so gentle and not in the least bit intimidating. Ripples on the water can be caused by nothing more than a slight breeze, as in these sunset pics of the small lake outside our home in Florida.



The surface of the water is always on the move, although the Great Blue Heron manages to stand as still as a statue.


This anhinga also sits so peacefully watching the rippling water.


Generally there’s nothing more scary than a few ducks and other water birds creating ripples in the calm water,


except on the odd occasion when the ripples are caused by something slightly more sinister.


I do hope you enjoyed my ripple pics. I can’t wait to get back there in September to take a few more.

To see other bloggers’ ideas for Ailsa’s them, just click here.

What a lovely sunset last night.

Yesterday was really windy here, but thankfully, Sandy passed us by without pausing to consider what damage she could inflict. We are so spoilt in South Africa with inside parking at most of our malls, and one thing I have to get used to again here, is the fact that one has to park outside, and then get blown into the store of your choice. Yesterday, I made my grand entrance into J.C. Penney, with my hair looked just like these palm fronds. I’m so tempted to get it cut short, but then I wouldn’t recognise myself. 🙂

The pasta on the stove, was abandoned last night, whilst I rushed outside to capture this wonderful sunset for you.

This morning we were chatting to our son in New Jersey about the threatening hurricane. He won’t be going into work in Manhattan tomorrow, and is expecting the worst, but hoping for the best. They’ve been stocking up on non perishable provisions, as last year, their house was without power for over a week. He’s wishing that he’d bought a generator a couple of weeks ago, when the thought crossed his mind. Now, I’m sure one can’t be had for love or money. Good luck to everyone up there. I hope Sandy is merciful.

Btw: I’ve been watching out for Jake’s new Sunday Post theme, but haven’t seen one. Have I missed it, or is he just MIA this week?