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Bright idea

In Cee’s Flower of the Day post she told about “Pink Day”. I’d never heard of it, but it seems like a really bright idea: a day for standing up to bullies. Here is the Wikipedia description of it:

The International Day of Pink is an international anti-bullying event held annually during the second week of April.[1] The event started when students David Shepherd and Travis Price saw another student, who was wearing a pink shirt, being bullied in their Central Kings Rural High School in Nova Scotia, Canada, and deciding to show support for the student by getting everyone at their school to wear pink the following day.
The initiative inspired youth at Jer’s Vision who founded The International Day of Pink, an effort to support their peers internationally with resources and ways to make their schools safer.

Wikipedia

So, in honor of the International Day of Pink, here is a bright pink rhodie, hit by a bright sunbeam.

Pink rhododendron hit by a sunbeam

For Becky of WInchester’s Bright Squares and Cee’s Flower of the Day.

Spring yellow

Forsythia flowers with a painterly effect that emphasizes light and shadow applied using Topaz Studio 2.
Forsythia

Forsythia is our indication that “spring is here”, in the case of this year, you might add “believe it or not”. I’m not sure it’s any warmer than it was in December!

I used the Chiaroscuro look in Topaz Studio 2. It makes the picture feel more how I saw it. The sunlight was almost blinding.

For Becky of WInchester’s Bright Squares and Cee’s Flower of the Day. Since today is Easter and the forsythia is yellow I’m linking to The Easter yellow prompt by Weekly Prompts.