Travel theme: Pastel

Although a lot of my photographs feature bright, fierce colours, I am just as drawn to the softer palette of pastels, like the delicate pink of these very hard-to-find wild Irish pink primroses.

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I love the pale blue of this Leavenworth house…

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…and the washed-out yellow of Babington’s Tea Rooms in Rome.

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Rain-drenched moss at the Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island, a study in pastel green.

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I hope this week’s theme makes you pale in anticipation of creating your own pastel post. If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome to join in!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Pastel
  • 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 (unless, of course, I get locked out again!)
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xxx Ailsa

The Moscow of these pageants is the old core city with its buildings of pastel hues and white trim that, with the season’s continual dustings of snow, appear to be the work of confectioners. – Warren Hoge

Show me a writer, any writer, who hasn’t suffered and I’ll show you someone who writes in pastels as opposed to primary colors. – Rita Mae Brown

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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45 Responses to Travel theme: Pastel

  1. aj vosse says:

    You feeling a tad off colour today that you’ve gone pastel pale? 😉

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    • ailsapm says:

      Stunning, Vossie, I haven’t seen many butterflies this year, they must be too busy posing for your photos. That shot of the common blue is gorgeous. xxx

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  18. Miriam says:

    Wonderful pastels. Those yellow and white flowers remind me of dainty egg cups.

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  28. Leya says:

    Gorgeous! Oh, that Leavenworth house! I seldom take pastel pictures, but I will give it a try even if I am late…

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  30. Beautiful pastels. Ailsa. The flower is so delicate. I’m a bit late to the party, but here is my entry:

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