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Friday, October 26, 2007

Photohunt: Pink


Pink isn't my color so when I saw there was an upcoming pink hunt I was at a loss. Then I thought, flowers. I do love some of my pink flowers and I have a ton of flower shots in my old photograph files. I put it out of my mind until we were driving back to the hotel after hiking at the Peaks of Otter in Virginia and I saw that store above. I didn't get my camera ready fast enough for the whole store but as you can see that's one pink store.We were driving through Bedford, VA the next day on our way to some more hikes before heading home when I spotted the pink sign on the side of the Academy of Music. I'll let you decide if the academy is pink, peach or coral and white, as pictured below. Either way, I thought it was lovely.
I had no idea that I had captured a pink house until I got home. It wasn't what I focused on. I cropped it out of a larger picture once I realized, yep, that's a pink house. One cropped view directly below.And then another view below which shows a bit more. I might even like living in that little pink cottage and as I said, pink is not my color. In my imagination, that pink cottage is bound to have a secret garden too. It's practically a secret house as will be obvious in the very last photo.The last photograph shows the full shot that I cropped the pink house out of. I was trying to take a picture of the bridge but we were moving too fast. Little did I know that there was a hidden pink house for me to use for this week's photohunt. You will probably have to click inside the picture for an enlargement to see the pink house but it's there towards the right, protected by trees. Unfortunately the arches on the bridge were only shown off a few yards back from where I was when my fingers went click. The arches of the bridge were what I was trying to photograph but lucky for me there was a surprise in the pictures, the lovely pink cottage. I'm feeling quite in the pink after finishing this post. I guess I could have photographed someone in the picture of good health for that meaning. Since I'm slightly left of most, I guess some would say I could photograph myself for pink but I think I'll stop here. Happy weekend.

92 comments:

Sabine said...

Those pink buildings/houses are amazing... I've always liked that pink/salmon colour the way it's used with white contrasts on the Music Academy's building. Beautiful!

Happy weekend to you too Carver! :)

SabineM said...

Pink is not my favorite color either. With my oldest I NEVER put pink on her as a baby (I was a rebel mom), now with Maya, I have relaxed a bit!
I do like to see it on buildings, sometimes it works. Though I will never be the one with the pink house, I do appreciate looking at it!

I just noticed that you have Denali National Park as a link. Did you ever go? I was there in June 2005. What a fabulous place!

have a fabulous weekend, Carver! ;-)

SabineM said...

OOps I forgot to say NICE PHOTOS!
They were nice! I just got my eye caught on Denali and my mind wondered there !!!

Carver said...

Thanks Sabine and Sabine, Salmon was the name I couldn't think of for the academy. And SabineM I have always wanted to go to Denali but haven't been yet. At one point some of my links were like a wish list to break up the cancer stuff.

farmingfriends said...

I think it is so interesting to see bulidings that are different colours. That first pink building will certainly get noticed!!!
Sara from farmingfriends

.:mar said...

You know: great minds think alike. I posted a pink house :)
Loved your pics!!
happy hunting

Yen said...

Those are very interesting shots of buildings! TF dropping by:)

AlvinC said...

wow... so many shots of buildings... and i'm suprised that u managed to find so many pink buildings... i had thought of shooting pink buildings too... but cant find any...T^T

http://alvin-chew.blogspot.com/2007/10/photo-hunter-pink.html

WFM said...

Wow, GREAT shots for this week.

lissa said...

Sounds like you had a nice adventure searching for pink things. There sure are a lot of pink buildings.

This Girl Remembers said...

I love the idea of pink things hiding just out of notice everywhere we go. :) Great finds!

eastcoastlife said...

I have seen many houses in UK and USA painted in a variety of bright colours. In Singapore, our houses are usually painted white, very conservative colours. I won't want to live in a bright pink house.

jams o donnell said...

Pinks isn't my colour either, neither is it my other half's favourite (she prefers purple and black) Nice selection of shots for this week's theme. Happy weekend

Dorid said...

that first shot was espeically nice! Pink isn't exactly my favorite color either, but it made for a more interesting challenge. I was going to post my girls wearing their breast cancer awareness shirts (yeah, I know that this month is breast cancer awareness month) but I just couldn't pass up on the chance to post a nudibranch!

WkSocMom said...

Thanks for visiting. What a bunch of great finds for not knowing what to post. Reminds me of a San Francisco song that has a line about pink houses.

pat said...

Well, you got loads of good photos in your hunt!

Happy Weekend.

tegdirb92 said...

what beautiful pink shots!! What a lovely job!

Sue said...

I do not think I would want to live in a pink house lol! Happy photo hunting!

GHD said...

fun photos! Happy weekend.

Mark said...

You certainly got about a bit there , no wonder you are pink....

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Great series, and I kinda shun pink too ;-)

Best.

TopVeg said...

Great pink pictures. I come from Bedford in the UK, but I can't recall any pink buildings!

Smalltown RN said...

Those are great photos for "pink"....the house is great and the sign....

Thanks for your wonderful comments on my blog that was very thoughtful of you....

ellen b said...

Ha! For someone who was stymied on pink you certainly found some jewels! Happy hunting to you!

Incog & Nito said...

How amazing, Pink is everywhere. Your photos are wonderful. Enjoy your weekend.

Nap Warden said...

So many shots! Good for you!

Talk..to..Grams said...

I love the color pink!! So I love your photo's! Have a nice weekend!

Heather said...

I agree--not so big on pink but these are some fun shots to have gotten--good work.

LadyBanana said...

I like the pink buildings... very cute...

Hootin'Anni said...

What makes me wanna say "Elvis has left the building"....I remember how he liked pink so much.

I guess. *shrug*

JC said...

hidden pink house
Funny how that works out, eh. There is something profound in there :-)
Very nice shots

keeyit said...

Seldom people paint the house in pink~

I have done mine...
http://www.keeyit.com/index.php/2007/10/26/photo-hunters-pink/

karoline said...

fantastic! and everywhere you look is pink! lol...


k:))))

ipanema said...

When I was young yes, i love light pink. When I grew older I am more into earth tones.

It definitely added colour to the structures!

happy weekend! :)

jmb said...

You did very well with this theme. I hate pink too so it was difficult. Have a good weekend

Chen said...

Nice shots. I dun think i want to stay in a pink house either. Hehehe.

Pink is not my favourite color ;)

on the Rock said...

Thank you for taking us on your pink photo hunt through town:)

Mishelle said...

All great "pink" shots!!! I'm more of a red and orange gal, so I was at a loss, too!

captain lifecruiser said...

The story of the secret pink cottage.... I hope it doesn't evolve to a scary Halloween story! *giggles*

Well done I must say. It is really hidden!

Pink isn't really my favorite color either.

Theresa said...

Pink houses are intriguing-what makes someone who does not live at the beach paint there house pink?

The house made me think of rainbow row is South Carolina.

Have a great weekend. Great PINK!

mharia said...

pink buildings certainly do get noticed! :)
the pink house looks nice, secluded like that.
thanks for the visit,
happy photo hunting!

etteY said...

i love that pink house behind those trees! :D

crazy working mom said...

Wow, you're right...they're pink! Amazing!!!

Have a great weekend.

Bengbeng said...

the interior of my house is pink too to offset the old antique colour of my furniture. u done a wide range of pics this week. wat u have up for screen shots? i am still looking for a pic :)

Wilson said...

Pretty cool photos you got here.... Thanks for the comment..

TeacherJulie said...

Pink houses have a special character to them. Very unique too.

have a great weekend, Carver! :)

♥Shabem-®♥ said...

Those are lovely photos you captured.
Have a great weekend!

Corey~living and loving said...

HOw interesting that pink turned out to be everywhere you looked, once you really looked.
happy weekend!

Elizabeth said...

My 15 year old daughter is looking at pink stuff with me...we both agree we want the pink house. It's fabulous!

Katya said...

All of your items are great, but I LOVE the pink cottage. That is so cool the way it popped out at you! What a tremendous little find!

Happy Weekend!

Queen of My Domain said...

Looks like you were able to find all sorts of pink. I love the old buildings like that. Such character.

**"Liza"** said...

Those are really nice pink House..ohh love to own one of those hehehe "in my drems".so pretty and lovely pink..

maiylah said...

wonderful finds! :)
appreciate your visiting mine,
happy photo hunting

BlurMommy said...

Great photos! Love the pink houses & shop. Happy Weekend!

Trinity said...

Oh wow... you search a lot of pink building Carver!

Thank you for always visiting my entries, I have something for you, besides my Pink entry, please check also my friendship post

Trinity from Rooms of My Heart

danielctw said...

Pink houses. I wonder who does that.. O_o

danielctw.com

mott said...

love the pinky salmony coloured building!...don't get that much around here!

jennyL said...

i'm not a pink girl either. Oh that house is an eye catcher for sure, i would never think to paint my house pink yay! Happy weekend

Connie said...

I think we need a few pink buildings around here to cheer things up. Thanks for sharing those fun photos.

Take care,
Connie

LibertyBelle said...

I remember many houses in Los Angeles back in the 50's were pink. Your photo brings back many memories.
Good choice.
Happy Weekend
L

A. said...

Wonderful post! I do love that Academy of Music, a beautiful building.

Andrée said...

How romantic to live in a pink cottage! I love it.

Siani said...

You have some lovely pink pics there. I'm not a fan of pink, either, but managed to find a surprising number of pink pics in my collection. Have a great weekend!

Amy said...

wow! Lots and lots of pink going on in that trip!

shiera said...

hello!
thanks for dropping my blog...
the story about your "baby" is really heartwarming and funny at the same time ^-^

have a nice weekend!

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

Those are pretty amazing pink buildings. Funny, you never realize how many pink things are around us until you start looking. Great photos! Thanks for stopping by my blog and have a great weekend.

Carver said...

Thanks to all the photohunters for visiting. I appreciate it a great deal and I'm enjoying another great hunt, in spite of pink not being my color. I hope everyone has a great weekend and week ahead.

Gledwood said...

Hi Carver... bloody hell that is a lot of comments...

if you want to contribute to my personal "meme" you can tell me who was your favourite childhood Bear character..?

I am fascinated to know as I don't know ANY North American Bear Characters at all...

AscenderRisesAbove said...

a pink hunt; what a lovely idea!

Ladynred said...

Those are great photos and really nice pink houses.

Janet said...

I loved the pictures...and the story that went along with them!

Thanks for visiting!

Caroline said...

That is too perfect to have stumbled upon a pink house.

Mine's up

irel said...

great pink photos carver:) i like the pink building and houses :)thansk for dropping by @ my place:)

Dragonheart said...

You've captured a lot of different pink buildings, all in different shades of pink.

My pink photo.

ju said...

thanks for the compliment!

wonderful find for today’s theme.

Giles said...

thanks for your visit on my first entry!

nice hunt you've got

Joyismygoal said...

Could you live in a pink house ?Me? Not so much. Are you from VA? How far from Alexandria that is where my son and DIL are

Carver said...

Thanks again to everyone for visiting.

Gledwood I went to your site to answer but I'll answer her too. Poo Bear is my favorite bear from childhood although I liked Eeyore better. I also liked Smoky the Bear who warned about fire safety.

And to answer Joy is my Goal, I live in NC but I am not that far from Alexandria, VA (4 hours).

Patricia said...

Those certainly are pink buildings, Carver. As far as I am concerned, coral is simply a shade of pink. Thank you so much for stopping by Pollywog Creek and commenting on the plethora of pink I've posted there. Hope the rest of your weekend is perfectly delightful.

amy said...

What neat pics..I dont know why I love to see pink buildings but I do

Expat Traveler said...

Now that was a great hunt! Definitely keeping your eye out, well done!

everydayhealy said...

waw... lots of great shot for this week. :)

pelfy said...

That pink building is really unique as not many people paints their building p.i.n.k. Haha have a great day and thanks for the visit (=

Huey said...

Wow those buildings are nice! It's hard to find something like that in the place I am staying. :/

Raquel said...

Hi Carver, those pink houses are pretty, they look like a cake.

Sorry, I am always late here, been busy with kids. I "might" to stop for a while the meme's that I played along.

Have a great week! ;)

Carver said...

Thanks again to everyone for visiting. Racquel, I don't see how you do the meme's with a new baby. You must be very busy.

Rach said...

Wow you've found quite a few pink pics! I'm not a big fan of pink either :-)

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

Great photos for this week. That house is certainly PINK!

Familynatters said...

Have you ever seen the children's TV show Balamory where all the houses are different colours?

Carver said...

I haven't seen that show. It may have started after my daughter grew up (she's 22) but I'll have to see if it comes on where I live. Sounds like fun with houses of different colors.

tiny london said...

What a coincidence, considering you don't do pink! Good take on the theme.

Rachel said...

I love your pics! Mine is of my decorations too! Pumpkins are just so pretty!