the pink fix

by Sharon Santoni

 bouquet of pink tulips and hyacinths

The pink fix.

Because there are days when spring is teasing, pretending an imminent arrivalย  then abruptly disappearing from sight.

 bouquet of pink tulips and hyacinths

Because there are days when, even though you love the winter, you’re suddenly fed up with your wardrobe full of grey jumpers and dark pants.

 bouquet of pink tulips and hyacinths

Because there are days when the garden seems to have been dull for way too long and you cannot wait for the blossom and the first signs of new life.

 bouquet of pink tulips and hyacinths

Because there are days when only pink will hit the spot

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47 comments

Darina March 2, 2016 - 10:07 pm

Beautiful! I am looking forward to Spring!

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Jeanne March 2, 2016 - 10:32 pm

Yes, so true….such beautiful flowers and photography.

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Denise March 3, 2016 - 4:39 am

I so agree!

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Susan March 2, 2016 - 10:45 pm

I’m relatively new to your page….. do you take all your own photos? What kind of camera? They’re consistently great!

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Sharon Santoni March 2, 2016 - 10:48 pm

Well thank you Susan! I use a Lumix point and shoot but one day soon I’ll be moving onto a grown up camera ๐Ÿ™‚

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Taste of France March 3, 2016 - 10:27 am

Oh my! That is inspirational! It just shows how simple tools in the hands of talent bring great results.
Those flowers are truly lovely!

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Joan March 2, 2016 - 10:47 pm

O, lovely, lovely pink. Thank you.

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Vicky from Athens March 2, 2016 - 10:50 pm

Oh so lovely on a cool brisk day here in North Georgia!!!

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Susan March 2, 2016 - 10:51 pm

Why upgrade? You can’t get much better! I was wondering if you’d say, “I use my phone” !

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Sharon E March 2, 2016 - 10:58 pm

The flowers are so soft and lovely.

Are you making predictions for Spring colors?

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Sue March 2, 2016 - 11:00 pm

absolutely gorgeous, I now need to go and bring some home to light up the house, Sue

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Jeanie March 2, 2016 - 11:07 pm

How beautiful! Thank you for sharing a touch of spring with us!

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Irene Peterson March 2, 2016 - 11:13 pm

You so inspire me. Thank you for being there.

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Kathryn in Canada March 2, 2016 - 11:19 pm

Perfect! Loved this post on such a grey rainy day. Thank-you.

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franki March 2, 2016 - 11:23 pm

These photos inspired me to just purchase bedding (PB) with these GORGEOUS pink blooms!!! franki

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MARLA March 2, 2016 - 11:28 pm

Here I am commenting again on dry drought ridden Southern California!!! We do have some roses and lavender blooming a bit. Our geraniums seem ok….but NOTHING like your photos of gorgeous flowers grown from bulbs dormant in the cold ground! Normandy is such a beautiful place. We have enjoyed 2 visits there.
Thanks for the photos and for the blog! M

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Lyn March 2, 2016 - 11:33 pm

What a glorious photo, yes, Pink hits the spot

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GAIL March 3, 2016 - 12:04 am

YES. PINK, PINK, PINKโ€ฆ ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!

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Colleen Taylor March 3, 2016 - 12:11 am

These are absolutely glorious Sharon! My favorite colors for spring. You made me smile today! X

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Madonna March 3, 2016 - 12:14 am

When you wear pink, people are good to you. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Dana March 3, 2016 - 12:18 am

What kind of tulips are those? I love their edges and color!

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Arvy Carney March 3, 2016 - 12:29 am

Sharon… your posts have touched my heart in more ways than you know. Your photo today reminds me of my beloved French sister-in-law… Mimi….who came from Normandy. She would have loved it. Mimi had ALS and your beautiful postings offered us a special way to communicate. I would share one of your photos on FB…tagged for her….often with a comment to which she could write a simple response. After she could no longer type…she could still push “like”. Thank you so for this touchstone… set in the Normandy she knew and loved. I told her that one day I would share with you photos of the beautiful bed & breakfast she created…..a lovely country home she restored “complete with French touches”… in beautiful upstate New York. ” Arvy

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Vicky March 3, 2016 - 2:16 am

Arvy – have you met Ellie of the blog Have Some Decorum? She’s a marvelous blogger who has ALS and who lives in Provence. If you haven’t connected with her please do. I’m sure you’ll love her as much as all of us followers do!

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Arvy Carney March 3, 2016 - 5:47 am

Thank you Vicky. I pulled Ellie up and you are so right…she’s very special.

Arvy

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Sharon Criggeer-Stokan March 3, 2016 - 1:20 am

So beautiful. I can almost smell them. Thank you for this breath of springtime!

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Grace March 3, 2016 - 1:26 am

Beautiful flowers, love the colors.

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Carol Ariens March 3, 2016 - 1:47 am

So beautiful!

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Marianne March 3, 2016 - 1:56 am

So lovely, thank you so much for the beautiful flowers for us to enjoy with you. They made me smile and long for Spring to arrive. Though it is quite cold here in the New York area and going to get even colder, brrrr. Marianne

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Nancy Tirk March 3, 2016 - 2:11 am

Love the photography, love, love, love the subjects! Thank you for a burst of sunshine on a grey day, from someone fighting a winter bout of broncitis, your blogs are inspiring!

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Esther George March 3, 2016 - 2:53 am

Hi Sharon, absolute beauty. I must tell you my husband brought in some roses the other day Apricot coloured called Paul Bocuse generous with the flowers and soft perfume. We also have Martine Guillot also generous with its creamy white delicate perfumed flowers. Today I came across a French nursery roses-guillot.com (rose lovers heaven) pity ….my not being able to understand or pronounce what I could read. I fell in love with the Guillot roses a few years ago just had to have them this included Sonia Rykiel which did not survive the heat. I can’t wait to see what your garden will be like this spring. Thank you for sharing beauty. Till next time, regards Esther from Sydney.

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Jeanne..Collage of Life March 3, 2016 - 3:28 am

Pink…makes the heart sing, again and again! Beautiful photos Sharon…you found the perfect remedy to lift the spirits. I want to thank you for your lovely message regarding Mr. H and his orchard. Consider me converted and I can tell you there could not be a happier man. We were ‘all good’ until he woke up this morning and suggested we add a few ‘nut’ trees too. Mrs. H…needed your pink fix this morning. Deep breaths… xxx

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Marilyn March 3, 2016 - 4:58 am

Yes, your pink does hit the spot. Right now I have tons of yellow daffodils in my garden and they are hitting the spot.

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Angelina @ Peonies & Orange Blossoms March 3, 2016 - 5:37 am

Those tulips are beautiful

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noreen March 3, 2016 - 8:10 am

Pink, the most flattering shade of all. Thank you for the beautiful pictures!

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Danielle March 3, 2016 - 8:37 am

I feel exactly the same. The hyacinths are popping up, the tulips are just showing their colours tucked down in the leaves, the mirabelle tree has blossom just on the tips, the collared doves are nesting, I’ve planted the dahlia tubers and sewn the hollyhock seeds…. now come on already spring!

Off to get something pink now… your picture absolutely did the trick!

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Barbara March 3, 2016 - 10:13 am

I always read your posts but don’t often post a comment, but just wanted to say How beautiful this arrangement is. I’m waiting for my pink tulips to bloom, so it was a delight to see these this morning..

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Bea Becker March 3, 2016 - 11:08 am

It beatuiful and now i am off to the flower shop to get myself a huge bunch of flowers. Have moved into my new home and i am really missing my old english country garden and all my roses But will get my garden back in this beautiful forest and sea area in SA where I live now and love it Your photos are so inspiring All my peonies have been replanted camelias azaleas Have bought hybiscis magnolias treas which all grow here very well So will really have a mix .

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Lillian Plummer March 3, 2016 - 12:32 pm

Hi Sharon,
It seems that almost everything has been saidL I can only add that I too love pink flowers and your shots are exquisite and so lovely to look at.
Keep them coming.
Best Lillian

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Lillian Plummer March 3, 2016 - 12:33 pm

Hi Sharon,
It seems that almost everything has been said! I can only add that I too love pink flowers and your shots are exquisite and so lovely to look at.
Keep them coming.
Best Lillian

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splendid market March 3, 2016 - 1:11 pm

Just lovely, I adore hyacinths in a bouquet, that fragrance definitely says spring to me.
~ebh

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Kate Dickerson March 3, 2016 - 1:12 pm

Thank you so much for a taste of the Spring we know is not far off!

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Thuy Phelps March 3, 2016 - 1:36 pm

Those pictures just scream SPRING! Love the scent of hyacinths.

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Sallybmoon March 3, 2016 - 2:29 pm

Delightful…delicate and feminine…exactly the way all ladies should feel…merci
Bonne journee…

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Karena March 3, 2016 - 4:02 pm

As always Sharon, you have brightened my day with these glorious flowers!!

xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena

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Delaine March 3, 2016 - 5:45 pm

Gorgeous! I have a LUMIX also , but I don’t get these lovely images. How do you blur the background? Guess I need to get out my little book! Haha Thanks for all that you do in bringing us the spirit of France into our lives.

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Katie March 3, 2016 - 10:51 pm

Beautiful! I couldn’t agree more. Lovely post.

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Julia March 5, 2016 - 7:45 pm

Pretty in pink ๐Ÿ™‚

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