Thursday, May 6, 2010

pink love

People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.
Iris Murdoch (1919-1999) novelist & philosopher

Every path has its puddle.
English Proverb

When companies put pink ribbons on their products, they're no longer just selling a sweater or a watch - they're selling the expectation that buying their product is going to make a difference in the fight against breast cancer, ... Pink Ribbon marketing efforts make a significant difference in corporate bottom lines. But the 'portion of the proceeds' that goes to breast cancer is all too often miniscule in comparison.

Barbara Brenner (b. 1952) breast cancer survivor and activist

There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud
was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Anais Nin (1903-1977) writer

Spend the afternoon. You can't take it with you.

Annie Dillard (b.1945) writer, best known for her narrative nonfiction

If your dog is fat, you aren’t getting enough exercise.


If it's natural to kill, how come men have to go into training to learn how?

Joan Baez (b.1941) singer-songwriter, activist

Surely the apple is the noblest of fruits.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) poet, naturalist, philosopher

Red sky at night, sailor's delight,
Red sky at morning, sailors take warning.

but it sounds more pink in Italian

Rosso di sera, bel tempo si spera,
rosso di mattina mal tempo si avvicina.

coming up to this week's theme thursday I tried to limit the number of photos to no more than six - well, you can see how well that worked! once I started pondering pink and looking into my photo stash - I soon learned that was an impossible task. so once more I am posting my normative nine (not counting pinky mice pic on the right - but come on, how could I resist, after all this blog is named mouse medicine - no worries, no animals were harmed in the snapping of the photo. the mice did however go on to fulfill their destiny as being food for our pet snake monty. yes it is 'eat or be eaten' in this world of ours!). actually you are lucky there's only 9 (10 photos) once I started mining the archives I found scores of good pink pics!

notes on photos:
  1. pink rhododendrons in bloom, eugene oregon. 28 april 2010
  2. sweet a, one of the many pink loving girls who populates our "village", playing in a puddle on a particularly warm day in december, cleveland. 27 december 2008
  3. the pink ribbon is used world wide to help raise awareness about the problem of breast cancer. but beware of pinkwashing -think before you pink. according to this site, 1 in 4 women with cancer in the world has breast cancer. this photo was taken in paris a few years ago, I seriously doubt one would ever encounter banners like those on any street in the united states. october 2005
  4. flowering tree in my hood. late april 2010
  5. street mural, new york city. march 2009
  6. italian greyhound in my hood. may 2009
  7. joan at a code pink rally part of a massive demonstration against the iraq war [will this war (hm, invasion) ever end!! ] washington. september 2005
  8. apples at the olympia farmer's market, washington. 23 april 2010
  9. pink sun over lake erie, cleveland. august 2009

blonde redhead's pink love


Alan Burnett said...

As far as I am concerned you never need to limit the number of pictures. Pure pleasure is the only way I can describe any visit to your blog, pure pleasure.

Ronda Laveen said...

I loved the pink little girl in the puddle.

Maurice the mouse said...

Please say it's not true about those darling little babies being fed to a snake?

Brian Miller said...

digging your pink love...the bebaies are so cute....

California Girl said...

Your photos are grabbers as always. I especially love the apple blossoms and rhododendrons because I love florals. Actually, my fave is Joan Baez whom I revere. I totally empathize with the breast cancer survivor, not because I've had it but because she's right. The "ribbon" biz is just that, a business. My husband worked in noon-profit for a long time and he said in most cases, the money never goes to the beneficiaries, unless you count the usually bloated staff, office space & board of director vacations, never mind the useless marketing tactics, as beneficiaries. Oh, I'm riled up now!

Tess Kincaid said...

Love Iris Murdoch. Didn't Judi Dench and Kate Winslet do a marvelous job portraying her in Iris?

Wonderful photos, as always.

Roy said...

Limit your photos! What, and deprive us? Heaven forbid!

Great collection.

Ed said...

Amazing imagery. I remember watching Joan Baez blow away Nancy Wilson from Heart once at a concert. And here I thought Nancy was the stronger voice when it got way...

PattiKen said...

Wonderful collection of pink images! The little girl in the puddle is priceless.

My post for Pink, close to my heart, is up here.

Betsy Brock said...

I'm loving that greyhound...what a sweetie!

JeffScape said...

You killed those mice??? Isn't that like fratricide, Ms. Mouse???

Argh!!! Heheh.

My cats are notorious mice-torturers. It's crazy.

Tom said...

i liked all these pics...glad you picked 'em.

Jaime said...

great pink pictures. i love the little girl playing in the puddle!

Watson said...

Wow! Those rhodos are PINK! :-)
Daisy is jealous of the pink harness on the dog.

Great photos, as always. So glad you are back spreading delight to your fans!

Merle Sneed said...

It seems redundant to say, but your photos are marvelous.

Mrsupole said...

Love all the pics, no matter how many.

I do not think I have ever tried those apples but they sure do look good. If I ever see them in a store I will have to give them a try.

And very sad that only a small portion goes to the research. I have heard that if there wasn't so much money to be made in the actual research these days, then there would already be a cure. Gives one a lot to think about. Should we just pay if someone finds a cure. Would the cure get here faster. Somehow I think there is a lot of truth in this and I think it is very sad.

Great pics and thank you again for always sharing.

God bless.

Baino said...

Gorgeous but then you have set the bar high Ms Mouse! I am a little angry at the recent hijacking of Mother's Day by the Breast Cancer lobby. C'mon . .
Lovely shots, nice sentiments . .happy Mother's Day on Sunday!
Mice! Definitely food for . . whatever . . .

Kathy said...

Great collection of pink photos!

Jasmine said...

What a beautiful collection of pictures. The pink feels energising in each one.

The Joan Biaz quote reminds me of a caption that was written on postcards that we would buy.


Have a wonderful week end :)

Harnett-Hargrove said...

Never limit! If you have the photos. I have the time!
Third Baez imagined reminded me of living in SF and how she used to perform an impromptu sing on Christmas Eve. -j

Megan said...

Oh, Kimy that was wonderful. (I wonder how many times I've said that, over here???)

Steve Reed said...

GREAT pics! So many faves -- Joan, of course, and the greyhound. And I recognize that NYC mural, though I can't remember where it is.

Poor little mousies. :(

Subby said...

1~ I live to splash in puddles!

2~ Pink Lady apples are deelish :P

3~ Most of us took the sailor's warning to heart ( but it never really stopped us from havin' a good time, wink, wink! )

Betty said...

Noooo! No limiting of photos please. That apple blossom is particularly fabulous!