May 28 – Pink

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Hi and Happy Thursday.  For today’s Photo-A-Day Challenge, our word is Pink.  And, since it is also Throwback Thursday, I decided to use this photo from several years ago at the beach.

We were enjoying a cool evening with the breeze blowing in our hair.  Ian was quite young when this was taken. And, I am without any makeup, which is unusual for me.

I like the color pink – especially bright pink like I am wearing in this picture.  Pink is pretty in the sky at sunrise or sunset.  The colors across the sky are lovely.  I also like pink flowers and trees, and the color of my niece’s pointe shoes that she recently got for ballet.

Pink also is the name of a great singer, the first name of Pink Floyd, the color for breast cancer awareness, the color of girls and all things girly, the color of flamingos, and fabulous fuchsia.

I wonder what things I will see today that are pink?  I will be on the lookout for them.  Have a great one!

Beautiful Sunrise

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERAHi and Happy Tuesday.  Hope you are having a great day on this 14th of January. Yesterday morning, I enjoyed a lovely sunrise.  It was amazing how the clouds looked in the sky and the color of the sky.  Here are a few of the photos that I took.

I have always loved sunsets on the west coast.  I have hundreds of photos from over the years and love them.  I have recently begun taking photos of sunsets from here in the east and they are just as lovely – minus the ocean of course.

Now I am discovering the lovely and varied sunrises as I am up early enough now.  With getting a son off to school each morning and then coming back home for my day, I have time to stop and look at them and take photos as well.  I like having the flexibility of taking photos of items in the morning before my day really gets going.  I am truly blessed to be able to do that.

A few quotes that I found this morning as well:

  • “There is never one sunrise or one sunset the same.” — Carlos Santana
  • “Get outside. Watch the sunrise.  Watch the sunset. How does that make you feel? Does it make you feel big or tiny? Because there’s something good about feeling both.” — Amy Grant
  • “Another sunrise.  Another new beginning.” — Unknown
  • “Opportunities are like sunrises.  If you wait too long, you miss them.” — Unknown
  • “Sunrise paints the sky with pinks and the sunset with peaches. Cool to warm.  So is the progression from childhood to old age.” — Vera Nazarian
  • “Every now and then I sit and watch the sun rise to remind myself how it’s done — peacefully, steadily, warmly, and in beautiful color.” — Richelle E. Goodrich
  • “There’s always a story.  It’s all stories really. The sun coming up every day is a story. Everything’s got a story in it. Change the story, change the world.” — Terry Pratchett
  • “There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free.  Don’t miss so many of them.” — Jo Walton

May you have a wonderful day!  I wonder how the sky will look tomorrow morning?  I look forward to finding out.GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA

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October 9 – Pink

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERAHi and Happy Wednesday!  Today’s photo challenge is Pink.

Pink is a great color.  My favorite pink is fuchsia – the very bright end of this color.  Soft pinks are nice too.  I especially love pink in the sky during a sunrise or sunset.

I decided on a photo of some favorite toys that are pink.

The one on the right was mine when I was a child.  She is a Bitty Bean doll and is very well-loved.  Ian calls her Baby Pink-Pink.  I played with her a lot and Ian is amazed that she is still in pretty good shape.

The stuffed lamb on the left is Lamby from Doc McStuffins.  Ian got her for Christmas last year, along with her friend Stuffy the Dragon. This fantastic show is about a girl who is a doctor for her toys.  She and the toys helped Ian learn to not be scared of going to the doctor.

The show also teaches the importance of friends and a support system through tough times and when you are sick. We like to play at our house and these toys are part of the fun.

The color pink is in one of the best lines of the fabulous movie Steel Magnolias.  Shelby says that “Pink is my signature color.”

Remember the church for the wedding? “It looks like it was hosed down with Pepto-Bismal,” one of the characters says.  Two colors of blush and bashful were used (at least I think that’s what they were called).

Pink is also a color that you see on a lot of ribbons in October.  This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  The color for that is pink.

I have friends and family members who are cancer survivors.  These ladies rock.  They are inspiring and amazing in what they endured. Tough days, tough nights, painful and miserable treatments, and then finally a good report from the doctors. I sometimes wonder if I could have handled it as well as they did.

I have had a few mammograms and had tissue tested but so far no major problems.  What a relief.  But, I realize that if one day, the results aren’t what I want to hear, I will figure out a way through it with my faith, friends, and family.  After all, my friends and family who have had breast cancer are all great now.  That is some major comfort.

A pastor’s wife I know is a cancer survivor.  She has had the opportunity to share her faith and love and support with some women who she never would have known without going through her treatments.  I am so impressed that she took a truly awful thing in her life and made the best of it.

There are so many people who are stronger than they at first realize.  This fine woman is one of those people.  Not to say her journey wasn’t awful, but that she had some positives along with the negatives.

For anyone who has been given a diagnosis of cancer, please know that there is so much that can be done today.  It is something that can be curable.  And your loved ones will be there with you through the path.

One of the local news channels where I live holds a Buddy Check day on the 10th of every month.  They recommend that we do a self breast exam and remind a friend to do so too.  This is tomorrow.  Let’s remember to do our checks.