Saturday, June 4, 2011

Gentle Pinks

Hello everyone,

          I hope you are enjoying the sunshine, as it seems to have escaped us again, and it is remaining cool also.As a gardener, I love how long the blossoms are lasting though. Last spring was a lot warmer, and drier ,and the blooms did not last half as long as this year. So it is true, behind every cloud there is a silver lining!
   I have a few soft pinks to share with you for Pink Saturday.
The appleblossoms are so pretty right now- I love to see the wild ones blooming in the hedgerows along the farm fields.
This rose impatients is just so pretty.
The pansy looks so charming in the pretty planter my sister sent me. It came from Ikea in Vancouver.
We have had a few sunny warm days,--  here that meant it was time for the pink lemonade .

I am joining Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for PS again today and also Haken for Show off Saturday at The Rose Garden in Malevik.

Thank you to all of you who left such sweet comments on our garden photos being included in the Summer book from Norway -you are always so supportive!

I hope you all have a wonderful relaxing weekend,



Zinnia said...
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Zinnia said...

What a cute pot you got from your sister. I shall look for it at IKEA. lemonade looks good. Is rhubarb? I wish you a very nice weekend! Zinnia

Carolyn said...

Hi Zinnia,
T hope you can find one -they are so cute!
No, the drink is just lemonade with some grape juice to make it pink but I do love rhubarb punch too.

podso said...

Such a subtle, soft pink--lovely! And really like your new header! Hope the sun shines soon! Have a great weekend.

Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

I love all of your pinks and your pictures are just beautiful!!


Amy @MaisonDecor said...

i love that rose impatience. It looks just like a rose!

Anna said...

I love all your photos!Your flowers are really lovely.I like pink lemonade,too. Have a nice weekend,Anna

erin said...

such beautiful pinks!! i just love the swirl of the rose impatience. it is hard to believe that it is "cool" anywhere on this planet, since we are suffering from the heat and humidity of the mid-90's. it is way too early for this it makes gardening a very sweaty bussiness, indeed.

happy weekend,

Leann said...

It always feel so serene here. Your home is lovely.


Pamela Gordon said...

Very pretty pinks Carolyn. Have you seen the new petunia colours this spring? I bought a couple and once they're planted will post pictures. It certainly is chilly here too! I hope to be potting plants this afternoon. Pamela

poppilinnstudios said...

Such pretty photos. I just love the Ikea vase. Have a good weekend.

Susan said...

Dear Carolyn...Exquisite photos. Just exquisite. And is that a new copy of Victoria that I see? Will I be getting it soon? I hope so. I love your blog, Carolyn. Just love it! Have a blessed weekend. Susan

Linda said...

Gorgeous photos! I love the pitcher and glass set. I love being in the garden when it is a little on the cool side. "Beauty would not beauty be if it did not fade" ... here's to cool days and extending beauty.
Blessings, L

Gail said...

Pink in any shade is great, but your "gentle pinks" are each a "ooh and ahh" photo.

Bente said...

Hi Carolyn. Lovely flowers. Here I`am still waiting for the summer. My plants are praying for sun. The rain has kept them down. Soon the warm has to arriwe. I HOPE

Have a nice weekend

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What an adorable pot...very pretty with it's lacy design. Lovely, dreamy photos. Have a wonderful weekend.(-:

Faye said...

What a lovely post! That pink lemonade caught my eye...visiting form pink saturday...

Pondside said...

After the blues and yellows of early spring the pink of late spring is a lovely treat!

Diann said...

All of your pink flowers are just so soft and dainty. So pretty. and I adore that white planter from you sister! Have a wonderful weekend and Happy PS!

Silvia said...

Bellissimi i fiori che mostri nelle tue foto inserite nel blogger.
Qui in Italia la primavera è cominciata da molto tempo e oggi, ci sono quasi 29 gradi.
Mi sono iscritta da poco al tuo blog, anche per imparare meglio la tua lingua....non conosco bene l' inglese,ma riesco a seguirti grazie al traduttore Google.
Arrivederci al prossimo post, baci Silvia

Mariette said...

Dearest Carolyn,

What a lovely pink pastels you have right now. It is so true that with the climate you have at present, it's the best environment for your flowers. We too can see differences in photos from year to year of a certain flower.
Love the rose impatients! And of course the apple blossom is lovely; we can't grow them here.

Lots of love,


D said...

Lovely pinks. The impatients are my fav. They look so soft.

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

I am happy you can see your cool weather from the sunny side. It does have its advantages indeed! We had a warm day today, which I partially spend in the garden of a fellow blogger 'Fleur' from 'In the polder'. She has a most beautiful garden! I think you will like it too!

Happy weekend & lieve groet,


Camille said...

Sitting here with a cup of tea enjoying your beautiful photos. The pink colors are so cool and relaxing. Beautiful pitcher your pink lemonade is in too!

Monica@The White Bench said...

Finally I manage to comment! Blogger is causing such a mess these days :((
Your pictures are always inspiring and beautiful, I so enjoy visiting here!
Sending hugs and smiles your way,
Monica xo

Michelle said...

Roses, roses are my favorite, yours are so delicate and pretty and soft pink color, very nice. Happy PS.

Joanne said...

Lovely pinks especially the roses.
I miss all your lovely posts really must get back to garden blogging again.

Lorraine said...

Beautiful pink post! Your flowers are lovely! Happy Pink Saturday!

~Shabby~Prim~Delights~ said...

Hi your photos of your pink flowers...and yep the roses are my favourite lol. You are a great photographer and it shows in the details.
Have a wonderful weekend,

Lounging with a Latte said...


Miss Jean said...

Oh, I love apple blossoms and pink pansies. I had planed on working in the garden to day -I have lots to plant. However, we are having a freak rain and wind storm which is quite unusual for this time of year. Maybe later in the week....

Linda said...

Beautiful post, as always love your flowers.

Cottage Rose said...

I so love your garden, the soft pink flowers are just beautiful... happy pink Saturday and have a wonderful weekend.


Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

Your pinks are all so lovely...I am jealous of your cooler is getting to hot to do much in mine now but water in the evenings and watch the birds thru the window from the comfort of my A/C lol

Thank you for stopping by earlier this week and leaving your sweet comment.

Blessings Kelsie

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

I have spent some time visiting your blog as i have been so very busy lately and have not been around much in Blogland.
Your gardens are simply stunning and very well deserving of being in a beautiful book like the one you have shared with us here. Congrats to you!! How wonderful!

Also I enjoyed the tour of this great shop! I always love seeing shops and how they display their merchandise. Thanks so much ofr the tour and Congrats again!!


Alex aus dem Gwundergarten said...

Wonderful and very romantic photos!
Greetings from Switzerland

♥Ingrid♥ said...

Beautiful your pink sunny post Carolyn also the lemonade,thenks for visiting my blog....have a sweet sunday...

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Carolyn. I am so glad you joined us today.

Congratulations on the book publication. I can imagine what a thrill it is that your beautiful home and gardens are included. What a treasure!

Your blooms are just gorgeous. It has been extremely hot here, and our blooms are scorching. I am already wanting a reprieve from the heat, and summer isn't even here yet.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn,
Your pinks are lovely. I like your pot from Pauline; so pretty. Your pink impatiens looks just like a little rose; beautiful! I'm glad your flowers are lasting longer but we sure could use some sunshine.


Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Even your pink lemonade is pretty! The close up of the impatiens is exquisite. I would never have guessed what it was. Hope you get some sun!

saltbox treasures said...

Gorgeous photos and pinks!! Happy Pink Saturday!
~ Julie

Nanna said...

beautiful shots of the flowers, the pink lemonade looks refreshing, beautiful pink color too! I ahven't gone beyond pink lemonade koolaid lol I'm surely going to give adding grape juice to lemonade a try!