Posts Tagged ‘pink flowers’

We’ve done some traveling this month and this week so for our final photo, let’s hop back to the lovely village of Plombières-les-Bains. If you’ve been following my blog for some years, you’ve seen and read about this but just a brief review. Les Bains means “the baths”, referring to the hot water springs discovered by the Romans. We didn’t try the baths (really, really hot water just doesn’t sound exciting in the middle of a hot summer), but we returned a number of times to enjoy the various things to see and eat. This is a glimpse of a garden we saw while climbing one set of the steep steps leading from the main commercial part of the city to where our vehicle was parked on a much higher street. With great exercise comes great beauty, Grasshopper.

Becky and Jude, thanks for hostessing these two challenges once again. It’s been fun.

After my parents giving me a horse when I was in grade school, probably the best, most unexpected present I ever got was a week-long trip to Costa Rica with our older daughter. Besides spectacular scenery and unusual animals, there were all sorts of interesting, beautiful plants and flowers, like this one. I have no idea what it is, but it’s pretty cool AND it’s pink. However, if you ever come across something like this on another planet or somewhere in outer space, get away from it as soon as possible!! If you’ve watched enough sci-fi movies, you’ll know this but just a reminder.

for Life in Colour: pink

No idea what we’ll be up to today, but coffee is likely to figure in there somewhere or perhaps today’s the day we’ll go to the tea house.

for Squares: bright and Life in Colour: pink

Companion planting is a gardening technique, but I have no idea whether or not humans had anything to do with these two types of flowers growing together. Either way, they go well together.

These small, bright beauties, called “pinks” by the people I know in Wyoming, are evidently some sort of invasive flower. However, seeing a hillside of them is breath-taking.

(As usual in my search of online data bases of wildflowers, I can’t find this one anywhere, so if you know what it is, please feel free to mention it in the comments.)

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“A flower blossoms for its own joy.”
~Oscar Wilde

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“Gardens and flowers have a way of bringing people together, drawing them from their homes.”
―~Clare Ansberry, The Women of Troy Hill: The Back-Fence Virtues of Faith and Friendship