Things That Are Cold: Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge

icicles, rust
This week’s topic for Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge is things that are cold.

Snow on a fence and trees

I see a pattern with my images: they are mostly based on the weather. Snow and ice and cold is all I can think about. The temperatures will drop this weekend to their lowest of the winter so far.

snow on trees

I wonder how I would have done this challenge in the summer time? Maybe images of ice-cold drinks sitting out in the sun?

slide, playground, snow

Speaking of summer, it will be nice to get out to the parks and playgrounds again.

snow and ice on the lake with dried grass

Or go swimming in the lake.

dock, snow, ice, night, grass

Or go check out the marina near the beach.

Dried hydrangea in snow afternoon sunlight

Looking at flowers again in warm weather.

snow pile, stop sign

Or even just looking at stop signs without being reminded of snow.

ice frozen to a wall, icicles

But for now, my world is full of things that are cold. And that includes me!

 

Pink or Magenta Flowers: Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge

Hardy mums, chrysanthemum
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.

Pale pink hyacinths in a vase
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.

Hydrangeas in fall
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.

Japanese cherry blossom pink
But I always notice the cherry blossoms in spring.

pink tulips bouquet
Sometimes you need to get a flower fix at the grocery store.

Lilly and black eyed Susan's
And sometimes they are growing right outside your door.

pink bleeding hearts flowers
Sometimes they are bleeding hearts

Rose wet with rain next to stem of a cut rose
Or broken hearts.

And sometimes…
pale pink peony

…sometimes they are peonies.
pink peony opening side view

Blue and Purple Flowers: Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge

purple and orange pansies
For Cee’s photo challenge of blue and purple flowers, here are some from the archives. Pansies from the early spring.

Purple morning glory next to celery and tomato plant
A morning glory plant that was a Mother’s Day gift that bloomed in July.

Pink and purple hydrangeas

Hydrangeas in summer.

purple lilacs in vase

And finally, some lilacs that I had close to Mother’s Day.