Thursday, March 26, 2009

Pretty in Pink ...


... and hot pink, at that! I think the flower is Lesotho Pink ice plant.
This back "yard" was the most colorful one on the bank going up from W. 25th Street in San Pedro. A few miles down, 25th St. becomes PV Drive South and follows a very scenic section of the coast. The hillside looks so much better than the picture shown on Google maps. Cudos to the owners.

Thanks to PJ at Pensacola Daily Photo, I've been made aware of Purple Day.Please visit the brave Michele, over at The Rocky Mountain Retreat, and learn why today is a great day to wear purple in support of Epilepsy Awareness Day.

20 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

Spectacular! They put some more on the fence pots. Wonderful contrast with the white of the house and the blue of the sky. Barely any green.

Mystical said...

I agree with Vogon, this is a pretty stunnign shot.I like everything about this pic composition, not only the wonderful flowers but the lovely white house up there and the blue sky it all makes for a gret pic!

Bibi said...

Gorgeous. I happen to be wearing a top of that color now. I saw the Epilepsy Awareness on An Arkies Musings blog.

Clueless in Boston said...

Spectacular color. I've never seen such a riot of color like that in anyone's yard.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

gorgeous photo of purple. good post to raise awareness about epilepsy. I did not know about purple day. And, thanks for your comments about cactus. I am glad you are enjoying them.

Hope said...

This is an amazing photo! The color is just stunning!

And regarding wearing purple for Epilepsy Awareness....I didn't know about this day of recognition but am very happy to now be aware.

I happen to be wearing purple, coincidently, and on a personal note....my husband has epilepsy. So I am very thankful to be made aware of this!

Neva said...

This would certainly make lawn mowing very easy! Beautiful...

Palm Axis said...

This signals "spring" in the beach cities. Inland it's poppies

Virginia said...

That is just amazing. I'll give them a round of applause as well!
V

Lily Hydrangea said...

GORGEOUs! I love this & I am so happy to see this post is in support of an important cause! Thank you.
; )

Kim said...

Tash, Gosh what a wonderful capture of iceplant! Spectacular against that blue sky you've captured, too. I remember when the whole coast from SLO to San Diego seemed to be carpeted with intermittent patches of ice plant. I saw it up in Half Moon Bay and Santa Cruz, too. It's not up here, for sure. I wonder where its habitat peters out. Just screams coastal California to me. Gorgeous.
-Kim

m_m said...

Beautiful! It looks like a carpet:) Great capture!

Cezar and Léia said...

Wait for me , wait for me...wait...I'm late today!Sorry!
wowwww
Breathtaking!
Beautiful!
Gorgeus!
Cute!
Wait...I need to find some music now to blend with this wonderful picture and dream about!
Many thanks Dear Tash!
God bless you
Léia

Jackie said...

Wow, I bet that's quite a sight!

Antjas said...

I remember when we moved away from California, I thought that these flowers that carpet the freeway hillsides would be what I missed the most. You just don't see this spectacular riot of color anywhere else in the country.

Diane C. said...

What a display of color! Since moving away from California, I forgot how beautiful ice plants could be.

marley said...

What colour! Really very shocking, but nice to see :)

spacedlaw said...

Wow! That is some serious pink.

PJ said...

That's a lovely confection. They must have a lot of activity with butterflies, bees and the like. I'm landscaping to attract all the nectar gatherers I can.

exposemaximum said...

Gorgeous :)