Saturday, July 18, 2009

Pink Wonder

Good Morning and Happy Pink Saturday!


I went out before sunrise yesterday and found mist in a low lying field of soybeans. It looked like there was almost a slight frosting on some of the plants-absolutely crazy for July in Kansas.
On Thursday I went early up to KU-Kansas University to shoot some pictures. Below is the classic KU skyline. The building with the flags is Frasier Hall and the tower in the middle is the WWII Memorial Campanile Bell Tower. I live just a few blocks from KU and yes indeed we have hills in Kansas(eastern Kansas anyway).

I am not sure what this flower is but I sure fell in love with it. It was out by Clinton Lake-our local recreational lake. Our city is almost up against it now-it was way out when they built it in the late 1980s.


This last one is a Pink Hydranga I found at one of our local Parks-South Park-It is directly south of the downtown area. When I was kid I used to play there everyday as my school was right next to it. Back then there was an old fire engine we could play on. It actually has two sides to it. The playground side west of Mass St., and the Band Stand side west of Mass St.. I spent many a Wednesday night in the summertime listening to band concerts with my mom and my grandmother. I'll share some pics with you next time of the park. It's a lovely place but not a lot of pink.
Take care, and don't forget to go check out Beverly's Pink Saturday Participants at http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com
Thanks for coming by for a visit!






45 comments:

imjacobsmom said...

Happy Pink Saturday! What was the old saying "Red Skies at night, Sailor's Delight. Red skies in morning, Sailor's heed warning." I don't know how true it is, but your skies sure look pretty! ~ Robyn

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Susan! Another great Pink Saturday post. Love that bright pink flower, it almost looks fake it is so perfect looking. The two colors together are just exquisite. I so love that one. The skys are just beautiful as always and hydrangeas make me think of Moma, as she always has them in her yard too, and they do so well. Some things just do not grow out here in Phoenix. Please stop by and say hi. I would love to have you visit. Country Hugs, Sherry

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

What a beautiful sky you captured. Happy Pink Saturday!

Thru Pink Curtains said...

Beautiful flowers, the one almost looks like a gloxinia, what a beautiful subtle pink sky. we almost had frost the other day too. strange and great weather we are having. happy saturday....

Itajeff @Something To Share said...

Hi Susan..
Great shot. I love the pink sky
Happy PS
♥♥Ita

caren said...

Such beautiful photos! Happy PS!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Susan, the sunrise is so lovely! Great photo! The flowers are so lovely.

Hope you have a lovely Pink Saturday!

Riet said...

Such beautiful pictures. I love hydrangea. I have several pink and one white. It is called Annabella. Beautiful. Happy pink Saturday

stefanie said...

gorgeous pinks for pink saturday, have a wonderful weekend

Katie said...

Oh the shot of the soybean field is magical! Happiest of Pink Saturdays to you!

♥Mimi♥ said...

Lovely! Thanks so much for such a lovely post today. Cold and windy and a little rainy here today. I truly needed a little lift☺

♥Have a terrific Pink Saturday♥

Wishing you and all those you love the best of weekends.

Claudia said...

I love that sunrise photo - spectacular! Happy Pink Saturday!

CC said...

I love your photos.......and the flowers are just gorgeous. Happy Pinks..have a lovely weekend.

Becky said...

Mornings like that are mystical and so beautiful Thanks for sharing.
Happy Pink Saturday
Becky

Mary said...

Very pretty pinks!Love the pic of the beautiful sky!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Mary :)

lisa said...

Absolutely beautiful pinks this week.

Lisa

Mary said...

All the pinks you chosen to share with us are lovely, but the photo of the sunrise took my breath away. Have a wonderful weekend.

pinkkandy said...

Lovely photos...I live in Ks...and it was 69 just the other day...God Bless
Kandy

Light and Voices said...

Simply divine post.
Joyce M

vickie said...

Happy Pink Saturday, beautiful photos, thanks for sharing!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hello Susan,

I seem to be meeting myself almost at the beginning of another PINK Saturday..LOL Oh well...it's an ongoing bliss of pink!

I hope you've had a grand week.
Stephanie

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!


Beautiful skies!



~ Gabriela ~

KayEllen said...

Pretty Sue:)
Happy PS!!

Nice to catch up with Pink friends...I have been absent for awhile..busy:)

Take care and have a wonderful weekend!

kayellen

Sue said...

Beautiful photos! You captured those sky scenes magnificently. The flower you were unsure of sure looks like a hibiscus. Whatever it is, it sure is pretty.

Thanks for the little tour in your spot of the world. Hills in Kansas, really?!

Happy pink to you,
Sue

Julie said...

All your pink is so pretty...I am having a-give-away to celebrate my 1 month Blogoversary.... so come on over and check it out... We will picking a winner Late Monday night , and posting the results then...Have a wonderful Pink week and I hope to see back here next week...
xoxo
Julie

Vicki said...

Hi, Susan,
Beautiful sunrise there over Kansas! Loved seeing the skyline, too. That looks like a hard hibiscus to me. Hydrangeas are so lovely. Happy Pink Saturday! Vicki

Vicki said...

I meant to say "hardy" hibiscus!

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

The unnamed flower is a beauty. And the pink sky is very nice to see. Good thing you woke early for this :-)

Happy Pink Weekend!

Li

Claudia said...

Love the pink sky - absolutely beautiful. Happy Pink Saturday!

Atelier de Charo said...

Beautiful sky view. Happy Pink Saturday!!!

Sares said...

Beautiful sunrise. It looks like you had a very enjoyable walk with lots of pretty sights. Hope you had a great Pink day and a wonderful Sunday.

caren said...

Beautiful photos! I really like the photo of the soybean field....gorgeous and so soothing! Happy PS!

someplace in thyme said...

Your post this week is just breathtaking and beautiful, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Susan.

Your pictures are awesome. You are becoming quite the photographer. Thanks for sharing.

vickie said...

Happy Pink Saturday. Love all your photos! The pink mist is really amazing. Thanks for sharing!

Le_Vintage said...

what a cute sweet blog! i love that sunset, it took my breathe away i just wish i could see that in person now haha!

thanks for sharing all these lovely pictures!

xoxo
Le Vintage

Neabear said...

Great pictures! My dad is from Lindsborg and near there is a place called Coronado, I think, and it is on a hill. So I know there are a few hills there. LOL! Loved that sunset. Sunset pictures are always so pretty. How have you been? I have missed seeing your posts.

KayEllen said...

Beautiful!!
Happy PS:)

I love hydrangeas~~~

xoxo
Kay

Shabbychicdiva said...

Simply Beautiful. Have a wonderful weekend. Stop by anytime. Winona

Light and Voices said...

Morning shot over soybeans is lovely simply lovely.
Joyce M

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Lovely, pinks! I just love the pink hydrangea in your last photo! Happy Pink Saturday and Happy first day of Spring!

Blessings,
Sandi

Maggie said...

You Kansas looks like my Wild West used too! Lovely!

Sorry for my late visit but glad I could get here and enjoy PS!

Happy PINKS!

In shoes we trust,
Maggie Mae
"Do these shoes match this purse?"

Mari said...

HELLO!! WHAT A BEAUTIFUL PINKY PINK SUNRISE!!!! HAVE A HAPPY PINK SATURDAY.

Sherry from Alabama said...

Wow, what beautiful photography! I am envious, but I'm learning. Hope you have a Happy Pink Saturday!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Lemondrop Marie said...

What lovely, lovely flowers. Hydrangea are my favorite!
Happy PS,
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
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