Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Joy of Pastel Apricot-Colored Geraniums





My favorite color is pink.



In my mind's eye, there would be all pink and white flowers in the front yard this summer but things turned out differently.

Two large geraniums just happened to be a kind of pastel apricot color instead of pink but that was  okay because hubs planted impatiens on either side of the front walkway in the same color! 



They actually matched the geraniums.

Then there were multi-colored pansies and blue muscari in the spring.

 The pansies, though a little spindly, are still bobbing along.


So even though the all pink and white theme didn't make it, the display of multi-colored flowers i
s still lovely.


The other night, the sweet geraniums were bathed in the light of the late afternoon sun and they just made my heart leap with happiness. 

It didn't matter a bit that they weren't pink or white.



Isn't that a lot like our life stories? 

 We don't always get what we want but we just need to appreciate and love what we get!


When we do that it makes life a little easier, too.

WHAT WAS THE LAST UNEXPECTED THING THAT YOU DIDN'T WANT BUT DECIDED TO ACCEPT?


13 comments:

Blackberry Lane said...

The apricot color is gorgeous, especially bathed in sunlight. We thought we had a color theme in our front flower garden, too, but some of the flowers were mislabeled. They are all beautiful and we love each one that blooms!

diane.stetson said...

For me that is a little personal to talk about..acceptance is what we need to do more often in life.
Love your flowers..all of them are so colorful and very pretty!

janice15 said...

The color is lovely. I have some Pink Geraniums. To bad I couldn't send some pieces over.. I have a soft Pink.. But to tell you I love this Apricot color it's very pretty.. Now I'd like a piece of them plz.. lol.. with love Janice

Stephanie said...

Oh what a pretty color, Susan! That first photo is simply beautiful :)

Thank you for sharing your cheerful blooms with us. Have a wonderful Wednesday! Hugs to you

Bookie said...

I have one apricot geranium among my reds this year. Sam enjoying it!

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: beautiful pictures. Roses are my favorite flowers. We have to accept all the good and bad of our lives. Keep in touch

Nellie said...

Gorgeous flowers, Susan!

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

These are so beautiful, Susan. xo Laura

Mindy Whipple said...

I love the beautiful apricot color. Your flowers all look so pretty.

Lady Linda said...

I think I have to go for the apricot color Susan. Oh so very pretty. I enjoyed looking at your flowers, such a joy in summer!
The flowers just never last long enough during the year.
Love ya,
Linda

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Red Rose Alley said...

I can see why Pink would be your favorite color. It's so pretty. Purple is mine. There is something so beautiful to me about the color Purple.

~Sheri

Chatty Crone said...

I love flowers no matter what color they are - but pink is beginning to be my new favorite color.
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