Monday, April 12, 2010

All the colors of the rainbow

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I found these brightly colored pussy willows at a Dublin flower stall and absolutely fell in love with them - their wonderful colors just seem to exude happiness and SPRING! (Hurray! It's spring! And you know what that means (especially here with Israel's blink and you miss it spring) - winter is finally over and it's nearly summertime again!)
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I mean seriously, how can you look at this and not smile?
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39 comments:

toby said...

Wow! I've never seen colorful pussy willows before - how cool!

That is the most cheerful photo I've seen all week!

Daryl said...

Oh Robin, these are mouthwatering photos ..

lynda howells said...

Hi Robin..yes it made me smilexxbeautiful colours. When were you in Dublin?xxlynda
Happy RubyTuesdayx

STEF said...

HI there! You have a nice blog! I just love the photos in your Ruby Tuesday entry! Keep it up!

ilanadavita said...

Very original, especially the first photo.

lazyclick said...

Beautiful. Very lovely colors.

shiborigirl said...

What a cheerful sight! I've never seen pussy willows so vivid. I hope you brought some home with you. :)

Kate

Carletta said...

Stunning color!
The first reminds me of Easter. The second shot is just plain lovely and yes, smile worthy indeed!

Ralph said...

The colors are bold and plentiful. To see such flowers is a treat, and I wouldn't consider a gray and damp place as Dublin to see such flowers. Perhaps it is that enduring luck o' the Irish!

quilly said...

Hmmm, I never thought of dying pussy willows. What a concept! They do look bright and sunny.

Maribeth said...

Great pictures!

Lucy said...

I love pussy willows. Wish I had one.

Jama said...

I never seen pussy willow such colorful before, so pretty!

EG Wow said...

Coloured pussy willows. Hmmm. I wonder what they use to dye them. It's a first for me!

Minnesota Mamaleh said...

gorgeous-- like i-want-frame-it-so-it-can-get-me-through-the-way-way-too-long-minnesota-winters gorgeous!

our spring is here, too and we are absolutely savoring every minute outside!

Phyllis Sommer said...

simply wonderful. i've never seen colored ones like that before!

Rob Inukshuk said...

Wonderful colours of spring bringing lots of smiles.

Dianne said...

I have never seen colored pussy willows before
I LOVE them
Happy Spring :)

This Eclectic Life said...

Wowsers! The colors are amazing. I could fill my house with those and never miss when the sun doesn't shine. Bright and beautiful. Thanks for sharing them!

Heckety said...

I love the Dublin flower stalls, they are amazing! a visual feast! Why anyone would want to colour pussy willow beats me but it really is fun!

Auntie E said...

just gorgeous Robin...
Love all the colors.
My Ruby Link for you

Shannon said...

I adore that top photo. The colors are magnificent!

Mar said...

What happy pictures, love your finds!

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Marice said...

i agree! that view is uplifting :)

u may view mine too here

Johnny Nutcase said...

i love those colors! wouldn't mind having a bunch of those inside! Pretty!

Dina said...

Wow, they really are happy plants!

Mimi said...

WOW!
I love the colour in that first shot, but
Robin, I posted a shot (not nearly as good) of the SAME flower stall
on an Easter post on Sunday April 4th! Isn't that amazing!
You got some fab shots of Dublin life.

Jew Wishes said...

What a beautiful profusion of vibrant tones and contrasts. Lovely photos.

anymommy said...

Gorgeous! I absolutely love these shots.

Susan L (lily40au) said...

i didn't know these came in such a huge range of colours. they're so gorgeous.

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busylilgal said...

Oh, it would be easy to get lost in all that color! Love it!

The Real Me! said...

All those colors just make me happy! I want some of those in my house! LOL!
Have a blessed day.
Kim

kathleen@so much to say, so little time said...

Beautiful. Enjoy it!

Jinnia Low said...

Wow, utterly beautiful...

Genny said...

I'm so glad you linked up so I could stop by and see these gorgeous photos again! I love these!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

love love love that first shot! Is it in the shop yet? If not - put it there - pronto!

Robin said...

It IS in fact in the shop - in fact I've already sold one :).

Patti said...

You're right, I can't help but smile looking at all this flora. Must be all that rain they get in Ireland, eh?

Gorgeous shot. I also am intrigued by the colorful pussy willows.

I've not visited in a while. Guess I can't keep up! Have a nice weekend, Robin.

Jasmine said...

So beautiful!