Pink To Make The Boys Wink

My Aunt Jo used to say that to me whenever I wore pink as a kid – Pink to make the boys wink.

Sometimes we need a bit of pink. It makes the spirits ascend and hover in a happy place. And where better to find that pink than in the local flora.

So here is some pink, pink and more pink.

Funny how some flowers remind you of people.

I call this one the Greta Garbo because it looks like it’s saying: I vant to be alone.

This one is perky and jolly just like Doris Day.

And this one is kind of flamboyant and a little bit sexy just like Brigitte Bardot.

Pink does indeed make the boys wink.

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43 thoughts on “Pink To Make The Boys Wink

  1. Ok I have two questions but they are basically the same yet I’ll ask them anyway:
    Q1. Who says I need you to be wearing Pink before I Wink at you? I’ll wink at you anytime, cause you are so sweet.
    Q2. Who says girls need to wear pink before I wink at them? Heck they could be not wearing anything and I’ll still be winking at them ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Hi Selma,
    I love seeing pink in a garden, I think it makes the area look bright and fresh, and the pink flowers seem to go with any colour that may also be in the garden.
    Beautiful photos.

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  3. Great match of flowers with celebrities – I can so see that ๐Ÿ™‚ Your flower photos are marvellous. It’s funny how you are attracted to the colourful flowers but you like to dress in black (if that is still the case) – I think a good way to lift the blues is to dress in very colourful clothes (pink, red, green, blue) – maybe you could try it for a couple of weeks (you can always beg, borrow, steal ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

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    1. I do wear a lot of black, Gabe. But sometimes I wear blue or white. The other day I wore dark green. Hey, I’m branching out…. but so far no pink. I’ll just keep looking at the flowers instead. Haha.

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  4. (Sings) ‘So, we’ll drink, a-drink, a-drink/To Madame Pink, a-pink. a-pink/ The saviour of the human race … (rest of it censored!!)’

    Please give a thought to those of our generation; the pioneers who first braved ridicule, and dared to wear a pink shirt in public.

    Now, we have those toenail-curling TV commercials for ‘Joop Homme’ … ‘Real men wear PINK!’.

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    1. ‘For she invented medicinal compound…..’

      I remember those trailblazing pink shirt wearers. Very brave men who may or may not have endured none too subtle digs at their manhood. I remember when a friend of mine wore a pink tie – people were freaking out. Now it’s very common.

      ‘Real men wear pink…’ *snort*

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  5. oh pink, one of the prettiest and scariest colors on the pallette haha
    pink is so seductive, i mean literally, i will make pinks of various shades
    for just the right touch on certain things, oh but i have to be careful not to be so entranced by it and use it too broadly, it’s easy for pink to dominate haha oh well, call it ‘one painter on the color pink’ which by the way is a lovely color and your flower celebrities are great!

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    1. I can imagine that as an artist pink must be very tempting. It is so sublime and subtly seductive. It is just as well I am not a painter because my pink usage would be out of control. I would need a pink paint intervention ๐Ÿ˜†

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  6. Oh, we were singing ‘Lydia Pink’ long before Mike McGear and the Scaffold plagiarised the words. But, the ‘original version’ was … shall we say, not suitable for mixed company! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  7. pink to make the boys wink, really? I would have thought pink lipstick instead.

    though I have always prefer yellow flowers more. but pink is an uplifting color. I can’t imagine flowers without thinking of pink ones.

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    1. I think pink lipstick would definitely get the boys winking, Lissa. I like yellow too but at the moment there is a lot of pink in my neighbourhood. I don’t know if it’s a seasonal thing or if people are deliberately planting more pink blooms, but I like it!

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  8. And here the snow is covering everything in white. I tend towards dark clothes but this winter bought my first pink velvet big shirt. I wear it with lots of stone beads I made that have brown and pink and black velvet leggings. It’s a happy color to wear. I don’t know why I avoided it for so many years. In the winter around here, I’m the only pink thing around.

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    1. Oooooh, pink velvet would be really nice. Quite sensual and luxurious. I didn’t you made beads. Stone beads are really nice, the colours are always quite striking. Pink is a happy colour. I definitely like it more than I used to!

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  9. Beautiful! I love pink flowers so. And I happen to be wearing a pink blouse right now. My man is sitting next to me, but he is not winking. I think he needs a talking to.

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  10. Oh I am sooooo stealing some of those pics to make my background pic on the desk top. I adore pink, and pinky purples. They make me feel happy and uplifted and alive. They scream SPRING!!!! And even though we have had next to no snow this year it is still dreary without much colour now that Christmas is over. I shouldn’t bitch too much our grass is still mostly green and that’s pretty rare in the winter here but we have no rich colours yet….I’ll just live vicariously though your pics! lol

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    1. That is one of the harder things about winter, Cathy – the lack of colour. Please take all the pink you need. And it’s great you still have the nice, green grass!

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  11. Such lovely pinks! In recent years, I’ve come around to really liking the many different shades of pink. As a child, I hated pink … I think mainly because I was supposed to like it! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. I didn’t like pink as a child either. It was a kind of force feeding thing. Back in those days we had to wear ‘frocks’ and they were always pink. I much preferred purple. I like pink a lot more nowadays!

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    1. You’re right, Patti. I had trouble deciding which flower was which person. I see Doris Day as a daisy too because she has a kind of innocence about her which I think a daisy has. You’re spot on about Marilyn – a big, gorgeous peony, for sure!!

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  12. Oh, your photos make me miss summer. While I’m not a huge fan of pink, there are some shades that make me smile. I love the personalities you attached to some of them, they’re very fitting.

    We have (had? we’re not sure it survived the ice storm) a massive rhododendron that always makes a fool of itself with huge pink flowers. Our smoke tree (R.I.P.) put out an amazing display of pinkish puffs that would roll around the neighborhood every fall. I’m going to miss that tree.

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  13. I haven’t heard that saying, but it’s sweet – just like pink! Love your photo’s Selma. So gorgeous and it is true that they remind one of people. Brigitte Bardot is a lovely frilly, well endowed, glamorous, flirty flower! Such a super post!

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    1. Brigitte really was gorgeous. I was too young to appreciate her in her heyday but WOW. What a stunner. I am so happy you liked all the flowers!

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