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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.

Time marches on…

I walk the same route most mornings with the dogs. This lets me keep an eye on progress. This pale pink peony bush has been on my mind of late. today’s sunshine brought it out all the way.

For Cee’s Flower of the Day, and Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week: Opening, and the Lens Artists challenge: delicate colors.

Pink dogwood

A dog wood bud just starting to open.
The colors of the youngest buds are more saturated, almost like sunset colors.
In the next step the bracts open out.
Still vibrant at the edges, razzmatazz pink.
Fully opened out dogwood bracts flopping in the wind beside one just about to open.
Opened out the colors become a little more muted, but still lovely.

These flowers are mostly showy in mass, the individual bloom is not a show stopper, like the rose, but when the morning sun hits them the opening buds have a lovely delicacy, both in form and in color.

For Weekly Prompts weekend challenge: Razzmatazz and Cee’s Flower of the Day.