Roses aren’t always red #sundaystillspink

First a confession I am not a pink person. I don’t do girly. When we moved into this house I was dismayed to find that the previous owner had left us a very pink bedroom. The curtains were dusky pink, the carpet was pale pink and the wall paper had large pink carnations. It had to go.

I did not save any photos of the decor which would have been ideal for this week’s Sunday stills monthly colour photo challenge as this month is pink. 

One of my sons once locked himself in the ladies toilets at playgroup. After he was rescued by the caretaker, I asked him why he had used the ladies not the gents. His answer: because they have got pink toilet paper. Perhaps I should ask him for help.

I don’t mind pink flowers in the garden so this post has a floral theme. The top picture is a dog rose I found in the local park. I love the two tone effect. The other photos are from my garden.

Geranium. I have these in tubs in the front garden.

I lost my geraniums after a frost last winter so I had a bit of a change and bought pink this year. They are in tubs in the front garden.

Pink flower of grandma's bonnet #FOTD
Grandma’s bonnet from my garden

These are really a wild flower and I think the birds brought them but I like them. I have a lot but most are blue or purple.

Apple blossom

I had to use an old photo as now our tree is covered in small apples rather than blossom. I have also added the post to Cee’s flower of the day photo challenge.

Author: Anne Fraser

I am a retired nurse from Bristol. I am married with five grown up children, two grandchildren, a boy and a girl and two cats Heidi and Tilly. I like rambling, history and travel and I am hoping to connect with other people around the world who share my interests. I am especially keen to hear from other older bloggers.

10 thoughts on “Roses aren’t always red #sundaystillspink”

  1. Hi Anne, thank you for sharing for Sunday Stills today! Your pinks and pinkish purples are gorgeous. How funny to find a glaringly pink bedroom! My mom loved her 60s pinks–chairs, refrigerator, pillows, egads. And I like pink! But you can’t live in too much of it.

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    1. When my twins were small, they used to fight over the pink socks. I had a boy and a girl so was given several pairs in pink and blue

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  2. I hear you, too. Most of my pinks are my Grandmother’s doll’s dress. So you just inspired what might become my post here. I used to have Desert rose dishes – more pink and more Grandma. hmmm. Maybe Grandma loved pink.

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  3. I too thought I wasn’t a pink girl until I became grandma to 6 granddaughters. Not all embraced pink but some still do. I do enjoy pink in nature the best, and you captured these! Denyse #sundaystills.


    1. It is a beautiful city. My grandmother’s sister emigrated to a cray fishing town near Perth. We would have loved to have visited her but could not afford it.

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