For Cee’s photo challenge of pink or magenta flowers, here are some of mine. I saw these pink mums this fall and it was the first time I had seen them in this shade of pink.
A similar thing happened recently with these hyacinths. I had never seen them in this pale pink before and I didn’t know they grew in a long-stemmed variety.
A third recent discovery of mine is that the hydrangea bush (that’s been outside all the years I’ve been living here) turns pink in the fall. I had never noticed.
But I always notice the cherry blossoms in spring.
Sometimes you need to get a flower fix at the grocery store.
And sometimes they are growing right outside your door.
Sometimes they are bleeding hearts
Or broken hearts.
…sometimes they are peonies.
I had never seen pink mums before. They are a little yellow/orange and a little of the lavender color. Pretty.
Even though I’m sad to admit I prefer the classic colors over these new-fangled shades. They also had a mix of white tinged with a little purple. I think what makes mums so striking in fall is their solid mass of bold color amid the drab fall landscape. To introduce complex, variegated colors I think reduces the visual impact.
Still, the pink is kind of delicate and nice.
Who knew I would be getting into a debate with myself over chrysanthemum colors outside the hardware store?