Monday, April 20, 2015

Monday, with Pink!

 Monday morning -- are you ready for some pink?
'cause, boy, do I have some pink for you. . .
 Pink bleeding heart (Dicentra formosa, native to the Pacific Northwest, so very easy-care in my garden)

 Rhododendron 'Temple Belle' a week or so ago, when the buds were just beginning to relax themselves open . . .
 their colour still intensely concentrated
 And then yesterday, with the flowers released open into the palest, prettiest pink
 I've even "borrowed" some pink, as if I don't have enough in my own garden -- I took this photo, pulling the neighbour's fabulous cherry tree into my landscape. . .
 Well, wouldn't you?
 It's carrying on the loveliest conversation with the broad-leaf maple's acid-green flowers and the burgundy leaves of the potted Japanese maple.
 More Rhodo 'Temple Belle" (I first heard this name as Temple Bells, and honestly, I still imagine these sweet washed-out pink flowers as dangling melodiously, ready to ring out a chime to match their colour . . .


 We bought the rough wooden sculpture from an island artisan many years ago.
 She was grateful to find a home for it
 and she and her partner moved away not too long after, but I think of them when I admire the way the roughness of this aged wood sets off the sweet prettiness of this floral show.
I should warn you: I was playing quite a bit with my camera this weekend, in the garden, and there may be other posts of this ilk. I also have a What I Wore post lined up and a few other ideas.  But that's later. We should be living in the moment, no? And it's Monday! Monday with Pink -- Enjoy!

10 comments:

  1. Oh my! Pink in such glorious excess! There can never be too much of your garden posts.

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    1. Glad you enjoy, Mardel! I'm never quite sure whether I'm overdoing it in my own unbridled enthusiasm to share the garden pretty!

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  2. So beautiful! The garden is really about a month ahead. The Wet Coast has had a beautiful spring.

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    1. It is definitely ahead -- my muguet des bois is beginning to bloom, and generally it waits for May to do that.

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  3. Spring is here! Favourite time. And, talk about living in the moment, I have discovered a blackbird building her nest in the clematis outside my kitchen door. Chicks - fingers crossed...

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    1. OH, lucky you! Won't it be wonderful to watch the family grow!

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  4. Thank you for the pink! All we have here is gray, it's a dreary, rainy day. But the forsythias are blooming, and there are buds on the magnolias. We have two, a large old one with pink flowers, and a new small one, planted two summers ago, with soft yellow flowers. I was worried about the small one because last fall a deer scraped off bark all around it. I hadn't known enough to worry about this, and I was sick when I saw it. I hope that the buds are a good sign.

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    1. Forsythia's a good start -- sounds as if spring will soon be pushing your drear out of the way. We had similar damage down to our gingko tree's bark a few years ago, but it seems to have weathered the trauma alright. Hope your magnolia does the same -- haven't seen many with those yellow flowers.

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  5. Wonderful, intense pink! It's such a glorious sight in spring. Great photos.

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    1. Doesn't it seem to be just what we want in spring, that pink?

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