8th March 2023 – Pink in Nature

Denzil Nature tells us that the weather is bleak in Belgium and so for this week he has set a new photo challenge of showing pink in nature (to cheer us up).


It’s equally bleak for us in Bristol in the south west of England and its even snowing here this morning.

Amazingly we have a fair amount of pink in the garden already.

Cherry blossom in the snow

Primulas with a dusting of snow

Primulas almost hidden by the snow

Hellebores standing high above the snow

As I looked back through the year I realised that pink is often the dominant colour in my garden and how often insects are attracted to these plants:

In and around the country pink is well represented too at all times of the year:

Pink Rhododendrons in Cornwall in May

Cottage garden in Cornwall in May

Pinks at the seaside in Cornwall

Wildflower meadows in Northumberland in June

Coastal walk in Wales in June
RHS Garden Show at Hampton Court Palace in July

Pinks everywhere at the RHS Garden Show at Hampton Court in July

Pink from the sunset on the Somerset Levels in December

I haven’t seen any pink panthers or pink elephants but I have seen my fair share of pink flamingos in South Africa and Spain and even closer to home at WWT Slimbridge in Gloucestershire.

Greater Flamingo (Strandfontein Birding Area, False Bay Coastal Park – January 2020)

Greater Flamingo in Doñana National Park

Greater Flamingos in Doñana National Park

Brighter pink flamingos at WWT Slimbridge in Gloucestershire with a special diet

4 responses to “8th March 2023 – Pink in Nature”

    • Thank you Jo. I think the collection is a reflection that I spent too much time in my garden due to the COVID pandemic and a torn Achilles tendon. Photography and especially nature can certainly lift your spirits.

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