Travel theme: Pink

After a long and arduous winter that felt like it was never going to end, yesterday marked the vernal equinox up here in the northern hemisphere. As if to mark the occasion, when I was out walking yesterday, a solitary, fragile cherry blossom drifted into view, breaking through the winter gloom with a promise of warmer, longer days ahead. So it is with great glee that I offer up pink as this week’s travel theme. It’s a colour you either love or hate, but if you look closely, there’s an awful lot of it around.

This is how Seattle does spring time.

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Utah is positively bursting with pink, like the haunting pink hoodoos of Bryce Canyon

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…and the mesmerizing Coral Pink Sand Dunes at sunset…

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Then there is the elegant pink of glorious flamingos…

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…a dramatic pink-streaked sunset over Manhattan

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…an utterly romantic smoky blush of dawn from the window of the Empire Builder train crossing the US…

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…and a deliciously delicate pink dawn from the window of an airplane.

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I hope you’re tickled pink enough to come up with your own interpretation of this week’s theme. If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Pink
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
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Show me your flushed, blushed, rosy shots. Think pink!

xxx Ailsa

Almost all words do have color and nothing is more pleasant than to utter a pink word and see someone’s eyes light up and know it is a pink word for him or her too. – Gladys Taber

Wish on everything. Pink cars are good, especially old ones. And stars of course, first stars and shooting stars. – Francesca Lia Block

A kiss, when all is said, what is it?
A rosy dot placed on the “i” in loving;
‘Tis a secret told to the mouth instead of to the ear.   – Edmond Rostand (Cyrano de Bergerac)

About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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201 Responses to Travel theme: Pink

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  2. Ben says:

    The texture of those clouds over Manhattan is amazingly captured. Where did you capture the flamingos at?

    Mine this week is just about the flamboyant Bangkok taxis.

  3. Cherry blossoms apparently are determined to push winter out of there? Dogwoods started blooming here…some are pink! Still waiting on the wild pink primroses to wake up
    Lovely pink pix

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  5. Kongo says:

    Nice images, Ailsa. Attached is my response to this great challenge.

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  8. Ese' s Voice says:

    Amazing, Ailsa…although blossoming spring at the moment speaks to me the…loudest, all of your choices are beautiful!
    Here’s my contribution:

  9. Just looking at last year’s piccies for this challenge has really cheered me up, thanks Ailsa!!! Spring will come soon, even though we’ve more snow forecast this weekend here in Austria!

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  11. Leya says:

    Gorgeous shots! The first one is totally magic. I’ll think about it…and be back later.

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  13. The photo of the dawn is breathtaking, Ailsa. So very beautiful! Pink, the color of the desert. I remember them fondly. Thanks for this fun theme, though I don’t like the color haha.

    Here is my pinkness:

  14. tieshka says:

    Love the flamingo shot! Happy Spring.

  15. Beautiful post, with some incredible shots….

  16. A very nice range of pinks 🙂

  17. Dauw says:

    I believe every color has its charms, and so has pink on the right place in the right time ;-).
    And realy believe me Ailsa, this is the right time. Not only for the reason you mentioned but also because I was hoping for a theme that fitted the photo I’ve posted today, for I found it too late for the WordPress Photochallenge of last week. I guess no one could offer any better fitting theme for it than you did… Pink! It has to be the color of magic just like in you’re beautiful pictures.
    So Thank you!
    Here ‘s my entry for this week

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  19. In NYC’s Central Park not so long ago, pink was an artificial color. But very soon now, it will grow on every tree…

  20. Lyle Krahn says:

    It looks like you are doing spring in style. Great photos.

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  22. Good choice, Ailsa! Pink is such a sweet color in nature and definitely represents quintessential spring with all those pink-blushed blossoms.

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  24. loganbruin says:

    If you were to ever tickle me, I don’t think pink is the color I would turn.

    I was quite surprised by how many pink shots I have. . .

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  26. Tish Farrell says:

    Nice challenge, Ailsa. I always think I don’t like pink, but secretly I must do:
    and especially in Maine and Massachusetts.

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  29. s296 says:

    Your photos always give me itchy feet, either for places I want to explore for the first time or places to which I want to return. This week it’s your shot of Bryce Canyon, in particular. Here’s my contribution…

  30. Jaspa says:

    Your photos always give me itchy feet, either for places I want to explore for the first time or places to which I want to return. This week it’s your shot of Bryce Canyon, in particular.

    Here’s my contribution…

    (Don’t know why this initially showed up as being from S296… you can edit that if you like, Ailsa!)

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  32. frankieandgiuseppe says:

    Lovely stuff. I enjoyed reading about the Empire Builder too. I was under the (very ignorant) impression that the US didn’t ‘do’ trains. That told me!

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  34. Healthy Harriet says:

    Love pink and love the pics. Here are mine

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  36. Jo Bryant says:

    Ailsa those skies are just astounding. Great images. here is mine for the theme.

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  38. ninano says:

    I really like pink, and I like your airplane picture! My only photo today shows a heart generated by programming language R.

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  42. Anne Camille says:

    Ever do something wrong but it turns out alright? That’s my story about my entry for PINK this week. Whether it’s azaleas or cherry blossoms — or just about any other pink flowering thing in the Spring, I love pink blossoms.

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  45. Leya says:

    Yours are all marvellous! I had some difficulties in finding others than flowers…but, here’s mine!

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