A Story Of Pink And Green Together


I remember a time after my family moved into a previously-owned home in Florida back in 1973, when my mother, who had impeccable taste, was in the midst of redecorating the master bathroom that she and my father shared. It was a fairly good size bathroom with two sinks and a sunken shower/bath, but had basically white walls and white tiling.

Now before going on, I have to add here that my mother’s talent for decorating was totally natural. She didn’t get her sense of taste and style by reading books or hiring a decorator, she just knew how to put things together. And this not only pertained to how our home was decorated, but also how she dressed, wore her hair and applied makeup.

My mother had a great eye for things, such as color, clothing, interior design, balance and detail.

And to give you an example of just HOW great her eye was, I remember watching her hang a group of pictures on the living room wall one afternoon, in which she never used a measuring tool - she just measured with her eyes. And by god, the grouping came out perfectly spaced and centered!

Also, in both of the homes we owned as a family, she always had inventive and industrial ideas for enlarging spaces by knocking down walls and making two rooms into one.

And my father, in his infinite wisdom, always just said, “Go ahead, Annie, do whatever you want with the house.”

Anyway, getting back to her bathroom…

She told me that she decided to decorate it in the colors of pink and green.

And when I heard that, I thought, “OH MY GOD HAS THIS WOMAN LOST HER MIND???”

Pink and green TOGETHER????

I couldn’t fathom it because they seemed like two odd colors to marry. Back in the '70s, all I was ever interested in was wearing clothing and decorating my own room in earth-tone colors (like the kids on The Brady Bunch). Yet, it was almost as if my mother was some kind of style visionary because now you see these colors together quite often.

I was a little apprehensive about how I would react when she finished decorating the bathroom.

But as I closely observed, she gradually accented the white bathroom with towels, wash cloths, rugs, soaps dishes, a hanging light fixture, and small pieces of artwork on the walls; all in varying hues of pink and green.

And I've gotta tell ya folks, when I looked at the bathroom in its completion, it was faaaaaaabulous!

You GO, girl!

So in honor of my beloved mother, I walked around the city over these past two weeks and took photographs of PINK and GREEN. And what’s really funny is that many of these of photos are of nature, so I realize that pink and green are naturally meant to go together.

So you see, my mother did have a natural talent - she simply followed her nature instinct.

Some of these photos contain both colors; others are separate.

Please enjoy….

*And to my mother: I think of YOU whenever I see these two colors…x











This last photo is absent of any pink, but it was one of the last photographs I took yesterday while walking past a flower vendor on the street and had to share it.

Doesn't a sunflower make you want to just smile?


Have a SMILING weekend everyone!
X

*Note: for those of you sending in photographs for the photo share, remember, you have until midnight tonight. Thanks!

63 comments

  1. I just love the wonderful stories you tell about your mother!! Personally, I am a huge color freak. My office is painted with three different colors and the ceiling is blue! I wanted it to be like looking up at the sky. My cottage colors are very varied with light blue in the bedrooms, master bath is coral and guest bath is bright purple. Yep, I am a color person! Your photographs today are awesome! Now, when I see Pink and Green, I will think of your mother too! Happy Friday!
    Xo Jeanne

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  2. Good morning Ronnie,
    What a fabulous tribute to your Mom's sense of beauty and style! Some people are naturals in many areas. Wonderful photos of corful Philly!
    Yes, I wholehearrtily agree that pink and green rock!
    Because we both are photographers, I think that we can't go wrong by taking cues from nature... by using colors in compositions that are naturally present in nature and copying it's textures or patterns. And then again, going AGAINST the natural ones with a strong contrast can be interesting!
    Mich enjoyed, Ronnie, and I will say to ya, Ronnie's Mom, you were one classy lady!!
    Happy weekend, sweetie. xox

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  3. Morning Ronnie! I love this post! Your Mother sounds like an extraordinary woman. I do not share her style. I am the girl who cannot get both socks to match never mind find too seemingly odd colors and make them look good together! I wish you had a picture of that bathroom because I am trying to imagine it and I just cant. It mustve been funky! Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend!

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  4. GREAT story about your Mom! Like Jeanne, I love to surround myself with color. We have almost painted every room in our new home and it thrills me when each one is finished. Right now I'm searching for just the right canvas art for our new kitchen. It really comes down to getting just the right combination of colors. And I also love to see a man in the perfect shirt and tie.........

    Pink and green truly reminds me of Florida and Key West. I call it the ice cream colors. So yes, I will take a mint and strawberry cone. Why not?

    Have a super weekend! And thanks for sharing your fabulous pictures. Love them all!

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  5. Remember in the early 80's when people were wearing pink and green together all the time? It was practically the preppy uniform.

    I think most color combs work if you know what you're doing - it's a matter of choosing the right shades and textures. I love interesting paint colors for walls - it's an easy way to add richness and warmth to a room.

    I especially like the tree against the ivy-colored walls and the hostas. And yes, sunflowers ALWAYS make me smile. They are so freaking cheerful!

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  6. wow, ron. i just loved reading this one, especially about your mom's taste and style. i can identify with her because that's how i roll, on instinct and things just work out. i always said it's something that can't be taught, even though people go to school for it. for some it's a natural. i really was hoping for a photo of the bathroom, but that was a stretch i know. ;) still i enjoyed the photos you shared.

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  7. Aww..your mom was a visionary with taste and talent. Lemme assure you, I take a nail and a hammer and slap something on the wall---and he-who-has-a-level is out making it 'centered' and 'even'. *laughing* MOSTLY cuz it ain't!
    I don't have a 'decor' -- I just surround myself with things that have meaning to me and keep moving. This is why a spousal unit with a sense of balance is a good thing.


    Gorgeous photos. But I gotta say--I'm NOT a pink person. So much that I refused to purchase any plant with a pink flower. LOL You'll note that's past tense. I ended up with a pink butterfly bush as a 'rescue' plant--and sure as heck--that sucker grew and grew and grew. LOL Yup--still have the pink one and it taunts me every time I sit on the patio.

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  8. Dianne WilsonJune 28, 2013

    mom was a artist
    anyone who can do that much just with their eye is naturally talented
    I don't like pink but I do think green is it's best companion
    Hope insists that I respect pink as her favorite color so I've become more appreciative of it


    your photos are wonderful
    love the sunflower


    hugs from me and Hope
    and Siren says thanks for the kind words

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  9. AkelamaluJune 28, 2013

    Pink and green is a great colour combination. Love your photos Ron. x

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  10. Rob LenihanJune 28, 2013

    Hey, Ron, these are awesome photos!

    I think it's so great that you use this color theme as a way to honor your mother's memory.

    I've said it many times before, but I truly wish I could have met your mom because she sounds like such a grand lady! To have such natural talent, such a great eye for color is just incredible.
    Great post, buddy, and I love the smiling sunflower finale!

    Have a colorful weekend!

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  11. Elaine has a thing about purple and orange which I initially thought sounded hideous. But I was wrong, of course.
    I am a white middle-aged heterosexual male after all.
    Love the zig zag mural.

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  12. Good afternoon, Ron. I'm late but not too late to read your lovely post. I was going to say, but you beat me to it, that green is nature's colour; therefore everything else goes with it. Even different shades of it. It's the same with wood... why stick to one sort? Remember the forest has many trees, all different.


    Love the hydrangea with the raindrops and the fly on the leaf. Brilliant.

    Ron, I would have loved your mother. She was obviously a woman with natural instincts and taste.

    Friday again, hope you're having a good one x

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  13. Good morning Jeanne!

    " My office is painted with three different colors and the ceiling is blue! I wanted it to be like looking up at the sky."



    OMG...what a CLEVER idea!!!! And you DO love color, don't you? It's odd, because as much as I love SEEING color and appreciate it, my apartment is very neutral and I very rarely wear color (usually just a black shirt and jeans). But when I do wear color, it's blue.


    I know, I'm sooooo BORING.


    Thanks so much for stopping by, dear lady. I've been thinking about you this whole week and hoping all is well.


    ((((((( You ))))))


    Have a super weekend!

    X

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  14. Bonjour Barb!

    "Because we both are photographers, I think that we can't go wrong by taking cues from nature... by using colors in compositions that are naturally present in nature and copying it's textures or patterns. And then again, going AGAINST the natural ones with a strong contrast can be interesting!"



    I agree, both ways are VERY interesting!


    My mother was such a lover of nature, so I think that's where she extracted her sense of color - naturally.


    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, my friend. Wishing you and D a beautiful weekend!


    X to you and both!

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  15. Goooood morning Shae!

    Thank you :) Yes, she was an extraordinary lady because she was one-of-a-kind. She just did her own thing.

    " I am the girl who cannot get both socks to match never mind find too seemingly odd colors and make them look good together!"

    HA! It's funny though, because in as much as I love and appreciate color, I don't wear it or have much in my apartment. I have a tendency to like neutral colors to live with on a day to day basis. And if I do wear color, it's usually blue.

    "I wish you had a picture of that bathroom because I am trying to imagine it and I just cant. It mustve been funky!"



    Yes, I so wish I had a photo of the bathroom as well. However, I do have a photo of our house, which I posted last year (July) when I went to visit my family in Florida.


    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl. Have a GREAT weekend as well!


    X

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  16. Hey there Bijoux!

    "Like Jeanne, I love to surround myself with color. We have almost painted every room in our new home and it thrills me when each one is finished. Right now I'm searching for just the right canvas art for our new kitchen."

    Oh, how faaaaaaaaaabulous! It's sounds awesome!

    I'm so boring when it comes to using color in my apartment or wearing it. My studio is basically all neutral tones and I wear BLACK all the time - HA! However, when I do wear any color, it's usually blue.

    "Pink and green truly reminds me of Florida and Key West. I call it the ice cream colors. So yes, I will take a mint and strawberry cone. Why not?"

    Yes! Exactly! Florida and Key West! There was also a clothing designer (Lilly Pulitzer) who is notorious for using pink and green.


    Thanks for stopping by, my friend. Have SUPER weekend as well!


    X

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  17. Good morning Secret Agent Woman~

    "Remember in the early 80's when people were wearing pink and green together all the time? It was practically the preppy uniform."

    Yes! Yes! That was SUCH a preppy look back then! And that's what I mean, it's almost as if my mother sensed future style.

    "I think most color combs work if you know what you're doing - it's a matter of choosing the right shades and textures. I love interesting paint colors for walls - it's an easy way to add richness and warmth to a room."



    You are so right! And it's funny because my mother (like you and I) was a Libra. And most of the Libras I know are very good with color, style, design, etc. Libras are ruled by the planet Venus, which represents beauty.


    Aren't sunflowers so freaking cheerful? When I saw that one on the street, I SMILED.


    Thanks for stopping by, girl. Have a super weekend!


    X

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  18. Hey there V Girl!

    Aw, thank you, girl :)

    " i can identify with her because that's how i roll, on instinct and things just work out. i always said it's something that can't be taught, even though people go to school for it. for some it's a natural."

    You said it! And as I've always shared with you, I think you have the most AWESOME sense of style. The times when you've posted you all dressed up in your work attire, I'm like, WOW....this girl has great taste!

    " i really was hoping for a photo of the bathroom, but that was a stretch i know. ;"



    I know, drats, I was soooooo wishing I had a photo of the bathroom to include with this post. However, back then, I didn't even have a camera - HA!


    Thanks for stopping by, girl. Have a most excellent weekend!


    X

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  19. Hiya Mel!

    "Lemme assure you, I take a nail and a hammer and slap something on the wall---and he-who-has-a-level is out making it 'centered' and 'even'. *laughing* MOSTLY cuz it ain't!"

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHHA! See! It has to be a "Libra thing" because my mother was also a Libra and could measure/level things by using her eye. I guess it's that "balance" trait we Libra's have.

    "I don't have a 'decor' -- I just surround myself with things that have meaning to me and keep moving."

    Honestly? I'm sorta the same way. I have a tendency to decorate with neutral and subdued tones. I love and appreciate color, don't get me wrong, but I just don't care to live with it on a day to day basis, like in my apartment. I prefer the colors in my home to be subliminal.

    "But I gotta say--I'm NOT a pink person. So much that I refused to purchase any plant with a pink flower."



    HA! Oh how funny!!! Isn't it something how we feel about certain colors? And in as much as I love pink, I don't ever wear it or have it in my home.


    Thanks oodles for stopping by, dear lady. Have a lovely weekend!


    X

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  20. Helloooooooo Lady Dianne!

    Aw thank you :) Yes, she was an artist - naturally. And it's funny because she had certain members of her family (her brother and aunts) who were actually artists and who painted beautifully!

    "I don't like pink but I do think green is it's best companion.
    Hope insists that I respect pink as her favorite color so I've become more appreciative of it"



    HA! Oh how CUTE!!! I love pink and green, but don't ever wear it or have it in my apartment. The only color I ever wear (besides black) is blue. LOVE blue!


    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, dear lady. Have a wonderful weekend and stay cool. Isn't this humidity horrendous? OY VEY!


    X and hugs to you, Hope, Siren and Isadora!


    ((((((( Siren ))))))))

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  21. Good morning Pearl!


    Yes, isn't it a great combination? And whenever I see those two colors together, I can't help but think of my mother and when she decorated her bathroom :)


    Thanks for stopping by, m'dear! Have a lovely weekend!

    X

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  22. Hey there Rob!

    Thank you :) I really enjoyed putting this post together with the photos.

    "'I've said it many times before, but I truly wish I could have met your mom because she sounds like such a grand lady! To have such natural talent, such a great eye for color is just incredible."



    You would have LOVED her! She was a hoot! And she was also someone you could really talk to about deep and interesting topics.


    Thanks for stopping by, buddy! Have a colorful weekend!

    X

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  23. Hey there Suzi!

    "Pink and green, takes me back to the preppy days of 1979/80! Didn't everyone have a pink polo shirt or dress with a green aligator (Izod)?"



    Yes! Yes! Yes! OMG...those preppy days!!!!! And I think I did have a green Izod shirt at one time.


    Thanks for stopping by, my friend. Have a beautiful weekend!

    X

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  24. Hey there Dale!

    "Elaine has a thing about purple and orange which I initially thought sounded hideous. But I was wrong, of course. I am a white middle-aged heterosexual male after all."



    HAHAHAHAHAHA! Oh, how FUNNY!!! But she's right because I've seen those two colors together and they DID go.


    The photo of that zig zag mural on the wall is a pub which is not too far from where I live. Isn't it cool????


    Thanks for stopping by, buddy. Have a fantastic weekend!


    X

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  25. Goooooooooood morning Valerie!

    You're never late, dear lady, you'll always perfectly on time :)

    " It's the same with wood... why stick to one sort? Remember the forest has many trees, all different."

    Yes, exactly. Why stick to only one sort? I like seeing various tones of the same color or element together. It makes it interesting!

    "Love the hydrangea with the raindrops and the fly on the leaf. Brilliant."



    Thank you :) The hydrangea photo I took just yesterday, after one of our summer rain storms. The green leaf with the fly I took over a week ago. I was so LUCKY to capture the FLY on it.


    Thanks so much for stopping by, dear lady. Have a FANTABULOUS weekend!


    X


    P.S. yes, can you believe how fast this week went?

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  26. Ron, what a wonderful post! Between the story about your beloved mother and these gorgeous photos, it was a joy to read.


    I love pink, so these photos were so lovely to look at. The hydrangea is just beautiful. As well as the fourth photo down because of the different shades of pink. The last photo of the green leaf and fly is magnificent!


    Yes, sunflowers make me smile too!


    I wish I could have met your mother because she sounded like such a special lady.


    Have a wonderful weekend, Ron!

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  27. Hola Denise!


    Thanks, girl :) I had so much fun putting this post together. Somehow seeing all the beautiful tones of pink and green this summer, reminded me of my mother.


    I love pink as well, yet I don't ever wear it. The only 'color' I ever really wear is blue. But basically, I'm always wearing black.


    I was SO lucky to get that shot of the green leaf with the fly. When I took it, I moved VERY slowly as not to scared the fly away. I kept saying, Oh please little fly, don't fly away until I get this photo." HA!


    I wish you could have met my mother too because she was GEM. And everyone who ever met her, loved her.


    Thanks for stopping by, girl! Have a stunning weekend!


    X

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  28. Mark PetruskaJune 28, 2013

    Great idea for a theme, Ron. I think pink and green do work very well together. I grew up with the Brady Bunch too, and what can I say? Now we have a maid like Alice. Only she's Latina and comes in once a month and never wears a pale blue dress. Other than that...just like Alice!


    Have a great weekend, bro.

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  29. Howdy Mark~

    Thanks, buddy :)

    " I grew up with the Brady Bunch too, and what can I say? Now we have a maid like Alice. Only she's Latina and comes in once a month and never wears a pale blue dress. Other than that...just like Alice!"



    Bwhahahahahahahaha! OMG...that made me HOWL!!!


    When I was kid, I wanted my bedroom to look just the bedroom the Brady boys shared.


    Thanks for stopping by, Mark! Have a great weekend!


    X to you and Tara!

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  30. Ron, this is quite splendid, both the photos and the lovely remembrance of your mom!
    You know, I work as a web designer and one of the things I strongly believe in is that Nature is the best teacher when it comes to combining colors. You wouldn't think browns and turquoise would go together, but just look at a beach!!
    Your dear mother was obviously gifted with an eye for color and design, one you must have inherited, and our world is better for such folks. Pinks and greens DO go together -- quite wonderfully -- and so do blue and purple, blue and green, etc. It's all in the shading, you know.
    Have a SUPER weekend, and yes, I'm smiling at the sunflower!

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  31. Gooooooooood morning Debbie~

    Aw, thank you, dear lady :) I had so much fun putting this post together.

    "You know, I work as a web designer and one of the things I strongly believe in is that Nature is the best teacher when it comes to combining colors. You wouldn't think browns and turquoise would go together, but just look at a beach!!"

    Yes, exactly! And I think my mother (because she was such a nature-lover) took nature and used it as a guide for color combinations. And btw, I LOVE the color combination of brown and turquoise!

    Also, I had NO IDEA you were a web designer!? How fabulous is that!!!

    Thank you so much for stopping by and for you sweet words, Debbie! Wishing you a most SUPER weekend too!

    X

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  32. Ron, as I've shared before, whenever you speak of your mother I can tell the love and bond your shared with each other. It's so evident through your words.

    These photos are so great! I don't know if you've ever shared in your posts, but what kind of camera do you use because all your photos come out looking so professional.



    I especially like the two photos of the green leaves because green is my favorite color. That last shot with the fly is spectacular!

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  33. Hiya Matt!


    Thank you for your sweet words about my mother. Yes, she and I had tight bond.


    And thank you for your kind words about the photographs. I use a basic point and shoot camera (Nikon Coolpix L22). For a point and shoot it takes some really great photos. I also tweak (crop, resize, sharpen) some of my photographs after uploading them. I am looking to purchase a new camera. In fact, I'm presenting looking at another Nikon and also a Canon. The problem is that I really like the size of a point and shoot camera, so I want to get another one. And lately I've been reading a lot about how they're making point and shoot cameras more and more like BIGGER cameras. I like being able to place my camera in my pocket and carrying it around with me. And with a larger camera you can't do that.


    The photo of the green leaf and fly I got SO lucky with.


    Thanks for stopping by, buddy. Have TERRIFIC weekend!


    X

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  34. Well....red and green are complementary colors so it stands to reason that pink and green would fall into that category too. :-) I love to mimic nature's endless color combinations. I guess that's the 96-box-of-crayon gal in me. Your finds are lovely! I'm partial to the redbud tree as they are my all-time favorite flowering tree! And the sunflower is awesome! Have a fantabulous weekend!

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  35. Hellooooooooo there Lisa!

    "Well....red and green are complementary colors so it stands to reason that pink and green would fall into that category too. :-)"

    BINGO! You're absolutely right!!!

    "I love to mimic nature's endless color combinations. I guess that's the 96-box-of-crayon gal in me."

    Isn't nature GRAND? Love your reference to being a 96-box-of-crayon gal. That's FLAWLESS!

    Much thanks for stopping by, Lisa! Have fantabulous weekend as well!

    X

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  36. "Go ahead, Annie, do whatever you want with the house." Your father was a VERY wise man!
    Isn't that funny how some people just have a natural talent like that and other can read books for days and just never get it? Your mother was so ahead of her time. Pink and green rock! Love the pics. :-)

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  37. Hiya Chrissy!

    "Isn't that funny how some people just have a natural talent like that and other can read books for days and just never get it?"


    It sure is. My mother's family had several artists (on both her father's side and mother's side), so I think my mother had inherited a natural ability for knowing what colors go and which ones don't. And she also loved nature.


    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl. Have a wonderful weekend!


    X to you and the gang!

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  38. As an artist/designer, colour combinations have always been an important part of my life. Do you know the old saying "Blue and green should never be seen"? It was frowned upon to put those two colours together, but I think they go together very well. It depends entirely on what shade or hue of a colour you put with another, as to whether they look good. Pink and green look good.



    I have always hated when men wear a dark blue jacket with dark brown trousers, yet I see many men wearing exactly those colours now days. It seems that almost anything goes now, in the way of colours. I still hate it though ;)

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  39. Ron, this post is both touching and amusing. What a beautiful tribute. Boy, I wish I could have met your mother because she sounded like such a great lady - inventive, creative, and from the photos you've shared of of her, very beautiful.



    My two favorite colors are blue and green. I basically wear more neutral colors, but every once in a while during the spring and summer months, I'll pull out a few of my blue and green shirts and wear them.


    These photographs are wonderful! The one of the mural on the side of the building is so cool. And that last one of the fly on the leaf is awesome!

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  40. Hey ho Robert!

    Thank you so much for your sweet words about my mother, buddy. Although she was my mother, yes, I think she was a great lady. Everyone who met her, just loved her.

    " I basically wear more neutral colors, but every once in a while during the spring and summer months, I'll pull out a few of my blue and green shirts and wear them."



    Ditto! I love blue and green as well and will often wear a blue shirt or tank top during the summer months. I used to wear green a lot because it's such a wonderful color to me, but I hardly ever wear it any more. Overall, I wear a lot of black because it's simple and easy. And I think it suits me.


    The shot of the green leaf with the fly was captured by sheer luck - HA! Thank you, is one of my favorite shots in this series.


    As always, great to see ya, bud! Thanks a bunch for stopping by and have a SUPA' weekend!


    X

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  41. Hiya Babs!

    " Do you know the old saying "Blue and green should never be seen"? It was frowned upon to put those two colours together, but I think they go together very well. It depends entirely on what shade or hue of a colour you put with another, as to whether they look good."

    Ha! Yes, I do remember that saying! And like you, I think they go well together as well. As you shared, it all depends on what shade or hue. In fact, I remember back in the late 60's when blue and green were very popular colors. My aunt actually had a deep blue/green carpet in her den.



    And I TOTALLY agree with you about a dark blue jacket with a dark brown pair of trousers. If I wear a jacket with pants, I prefer them to match - like black and black or grey and grey. I love wearing a suite, but I like the top and bottom to blend.


    Thanks a BUNCH for stopping by, my friend! Wishing you a beautiful weekend!


    X to you and Mo!

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  42. GeraldineJune 29, 2013

    pink and green is a wonderful combo, one of my favs! Great photos!
    www.mypoeticpath.wordpress.com
    stopping in via Val's blog!

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  43. Greetings Geraldine!


    Welcome...and thanks so much for stopping by via Val's blog. Isn't she a GEM? So nice to meet you!


    And thank you, glad you enjoyed the photos.


    Also, thanks for leaving your blog link because I will stop by sometime today and check it out.


    Have a lovely weekend!

    X

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  44. Ron, thanks for letting me know about the camera you use. I'm looking for something basic, so it sounds like a good camera for me. I'll see if they carry it in Best Buy.

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  45. I got mine at Ritz Camera and I paid less than $100.00 for it. Best Buy should carry it too, but if they don't, check at a Ritz Camera store near you.

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  46. I especially love the fabric.... you are an amazing photographer. And you KNOW I love the fly one... cause that is just the way I roll!

    I did a purple and lime green in my daughter's bathroom, and soon thereafter that color combination showed up EVERYWHERE. It was LUCK, as I have no sense for true decoration, TRUST ME. I love people like your Mom, who are able to see and think out of the box to make something beautiful. It is wonderful when you can think of her simply by looking at color!

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  47. Hellooooooo Katherine!

    Aw thanks, girl. I got SO lucky with that fly shot because I was fearful the fly would FLY away. I took that photo with a MACRO setting.

    "I did a purple and lime green in my daughter's bathroom, and soon thereafter that color combination showed up EVERYWHERE. It was LUCK, as I have no sense for true decoration, TRUST ME."



    WOW!


    Yes, I've seen those two colors together and REALLY liked it!


    Thanks so much for stopping by and for you sweet words about my mother. Yes, I do think of her anytime I see these two colors.


    Hope you're having a wonderful weekend, my friend!

    X

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  48. Will do, Ron! Thanks for the info.

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  49. You're welcome, buddy!

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  50. Herman TurnipJune 30, 2013

    Was this during the era of the "avacado" hue? Seems even my house when I was a kid was afflicted with this color, and I think that had a direct effect on me. To this day I refuse to paint the walls of my home. The ghost of that color from a by-gone era will forever haunt my waking dreams. Heh...

    And again, you've blown me away with your photos! I'm scrolling up and down trying to pick my favorites, but they're all amazing. You've the gift, my man!

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  51. Hey there Herman~

    "Was this during the era of the "avacado" hue? Seems even my house when I was a kid was afflicted with this color, and I think that had a direct effect on me......"

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! HILARIOUS! Yes as a matter of fact, that WAS during the era of the "avocado" hue. And also the "yellow MUSTARD" hue era as well!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind words, buddy!

    Hope you had an awesome weekend and that it wasn't too hot. It's been SO hot and humid here lately :(

    X to you, Karin, and Mr. Tyler!

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  52. Hey Meleah!

    " My mother is the most amazing decorator too. And she's a natural as well! Too funny!"

    How faaaaaaabulous is that????

    "How do you think we came up with the idea of hanging a REAL piano ON THE WALL of our house? My genius mother!"



    OH. MY. GOD....that IS genius!!!! You gotta send me a picture of that because I'm dying to see what it looks like!


    Tell you're mother I said..."Way to go!!!!!"


    Thanks for stopping by, my Libra friend!


    (((((( YOU ))))))


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  53. Okay!! I will email you the photo ASAP!

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  54. Just got it and sent you an email back.


    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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  55. Jay of The Depp EffectJuly 01, 2013

    Well, of COURSE pink and green go together, Ron! I've always loved hydrangeas, for instance, and pink tulips!! It used to puzzle me that people quoted 'Blue and green should never be seen' as a style maxim for making or choosing clothing because I always loved bluebells, too, and forget-me-nots and periwinkles and blue sky over green fields. Your mother was a wise woman!!

    Love that you chose to honour her this way, too, so yep, I'm smiling! :)

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  56. Jay of The Depp EffectJuly 01, 2013

    Jeanne - our conservatory has blue blinds on the roof for the same reason, and pale green ones at the windows for 'trees and bushes' effect! :)

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  57. Hiya Jay!

    Yup...they sure do, don't they? Aren't hydrangeas faaaaabulous? And pink tulips as well!

    "It used to puzzle me that people quoted 'Blue and green should never be seen' as a style maxim for making or choosing clothing"

    Yes, it's funny because Babs mentioned that same thing. And to me, blue and green look flawless together!

    " periwinkles"

    OMG....I adore the color of periwinkles - a combination of blue and purple!!!

    Thanks for stopping by, Jay! Have a wonderful week!

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  58. How cool! Maybe I will have to add some green around my windows! Thanks for the tip!!

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  59. Oh my goodness, Ron! My mother is the most amazing decorator too. And she's a natural as well! Too funny!

    "My mother had a great eye for things, such as color, clothing, interior design, balance and detail." Um, yeah - same here!

    How do you think we came up with the idea of hanging a REAL piano ON THE WALL of our house? My genius mother!


    Pink and Green are FABULOUS colors together.

    Love your photos!!

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  60. Pink and green, takes me back to the preppy days of 1979/80! Didn't everyone have a pink polo shirt or dress with a green aligator (Izod)?
    Hats of to your mom...some people have an eye for the completed project when others can't get past the idea.

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  61. Aw, how lovely to remember your mom that way. Sounds like she sure did have a good eye for decorating.
    Yes, they absolutely go together. Personally, I've never really loved either color. Although I am coming around more to the greens. My mother loved green. One wall of our living room was painted a bright green (think the old Eagles team color, before the teal shade) but I didn't much like it. Currently, my living room is painted a shade called 'Alligator' but I have browns and gold with it. No pink. LOL In nature, it goes fine though. I do like the deeper colors like wine and red though.


    Terrific photos! Especially like the .. uh, 8th one down... the pink blossoms and the green ivy on the building. Yes, that one is delicious. And, of course, the sunflower. We had them growing at the end of Ron's garden a few years ago. They really are happy flowers. :)

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  62. Hey Mary!

    " Currently, my living room is painted a shade called 'Alligator' but I have browns and gold with it. No pink. LOL In nature, it goes fine though. I do like the deeper colors like wine and red though."

    I LOVE your taste in colors. You and are the same, I prefer deeper, richer; more natural shades. They feel more earthy.

    "And, of course, the sunflower. We had them growing at the end of Ron's garden a few years ago. They really are happy flowers. :)"

    Don't cha just love sunflowers? They always look as thought they're SMILING!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and reading my posts, my friend. You're a sweetheart!

    Have a super week!

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