Flowers In Shades Of Pink

Pink camellia
Sugar pink: a double flowered camellia
Pink echinaceas
Dusty pink: a clump of echinaceas wearing golden coronets
A cluster of old fashioned pink roses
Rose pink: a glorious tumble of old fashioned ‘Hyde Hall’ roses

Close up of the centre of a pink mallow
Lipstick pink: a close up of a mallow, showing its beelines
A dusky pink, double flowered anemone
Sophisticated shades of pink: a double flowered anemone ‘Lady Gilmour’


I’m sharing this gallery of pink flowers as part of Travel With Intent’s weekly one word challenge. A new topic is announced each Sunday. You’ve probably guessed that this week’s subject is pink. Please head over to take a look at the other submissions – you’ve still got a few hours if you fancy playing along this week too.

55 Replies to “Flowers In Shades Of Pink”

  1. A tumble of roses! Exactly! These are wonderful. And I agree with Debbie above that the mallow’s lines are a fast track to vertigo, especially if you scroll it up and down a few times. (I amuse myself easily.)

    1. I’ve called the stripes beelines, but in search of the real term (nectar guides) I came upon this. I liked the idea that bees sometimes have memory lapses… that makes me feel a whole lot better. And I read the one about how bees can be trained to recognise human faces provided they can be tricked into thinking the humans are large flowers. My mind is going into overdrive imagining how we could trick bees into thinking we were flowers.

      1. Thanks for the info-filled link, Susan. Perhaps to train bees, we need to stand perfect still in the garden for hours on end with a tube of honey in our mouth? Maybe just a laminated photo of us wearing UV lipstick would do the trick? 🙂

        1. Or to sway gently with the tube of honey, as that’s what flowers do. I did think of having tufts of stamens around my ears, which would be decorative, but quickly decided that was a bad idea. We don’t want to lure the bees into our ears.

  2. Pink to make the boys wink! Marvellous! It’s great reading your posts and finding out about the names of all the different flowers and natural things. What did Oscar Wilde mean when he wrote in Garden of Eros of “the anemone that weeps at daybreak….like a silly girl before her love.?

    1. That bit’s complicated, isn’t it? I’ve read all of Wilde’s plays and much of his prose, but I’ve never got to grips with his poetry, other than Requiescat. His prose is poetic enough!

    1. I had meant to share some orange lilies but when the post was almost ready, I followed the pink prompt instead. The other is drafted for a day when I’m feeling a bit more brash!

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