Friday, April 17, 2020

Five on Friday: Pretty In Pink

Image by Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life


" it is a serious thing
just to be alive
on this fresh morning
in this broken world "

It's Friday and it's my birthday today. I am filled with a sense of gratefulness....and anticipation. Celebrations will be very quiet this year, but cards and greetings have been arriving all week in the mail, via email, and through social media. Even though we're in isolation—or maybe because of it—I've been hearing from all manner of dear people. It makes me a little giddy even though I am turning sixty-three; that feeling of knowing you're loved never gets old, does it? I'm tickled pink.

To keep to the theme, I searched out a few favourite photos in pink. Hope you'll feel the delight of them.

Image by Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life


" Flowers are like friends;
they bring color to your world. "

Image by Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life

"One April Morning at Dawn"


" If you have time to open the back door in the morning while
you're drinking your coffee and look at the sky or hear
the chorus the birds offer, you have time for the marvelous.
You may only have a moment before the polite chaos of the day
starts, but that moment can stretch to the horizon. "

Image by Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life


" One's destination is never a place,
but a new way of seeing things. "

Image by gefrorene_wand from Pixabay


"The mere chink of cups and saucers
tunes the mind to happy repose."

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Will you stay for tea and cake?
Wishing you a beautiful weekend!

Heart Hugs,


  1. Brenda, wishing you a lovely birthday, even though it will be a quiet one.....actually, quiet is sometimes very nice. Happy day!

    1. It's true, quiet is nice! We've planned a nice meal at home - roasted turkey drumsticks, stuffing and mashed potatoes with gravy. I love turkey dinner, it will feel festive, even if it's just two of us.

      Thank you for your good wishes, I receive them with joy!

  2. Happy Birthday! Wishing you the pink of health, and may your day be the very pink of perfection! :)

  3. Happy Birthday sweet lady! How nice to be thought of and have something nice to celebrate during this time. I hope you have a beautiful day! You've sure lifted our spirits a lot the past few weeks. Thank you SO much for your thoughtful posts! I don't know how many I've read at the end of the day before going to bed....the perfect time to be at peace. Take care and stay healthy! Birthday hugs coming your way, Diane

    1. Thank you, Diane, for your lovely comments and good wishes. I'm receiving those birthday hugs. xox

  4. A happy birthday 🎉 to you, dear Brenda. Your opening quote is incredibly thought provoking.

    1. That Mary Oliver quote jumped out at me and I realized it was perfect for today. Thank you, Vee, for your good wishes. I always get a a jolt of joy when I see you here. xox

  5. I love all of your pink images and I am tickled pink to wish you beautiful blessings on your birthday!! No, one never outgrows the desire to be loved. May you know that you are loved on this special day!

    1. Cheryl, thank you so much. I am feeling the love today. I appreciate you! xox

  6. Happy birthday, Brenda! May your day be as beautiful as this wonderful page--love the photos and quotes!

  7. A memorial birthday that's for sure!

  8. Brenda - Happy Birthday! 63 is a great age to be...lots of living under our belts and hopefully some wisdom as well. Loved your Pink photos. Yes I will certainly come for tea and looks wonderful. Have a super day friend. Hugs!

  9. All of your tulips look so pretty. Even your cake looks almost too pretty to eat.

  10. Loved the pictures, Happy Birthday,
    Wish you many blessings today and every day of being 63!!
    Love You Much!!

  11. Happy Birthday . Pink is the perfect color to celebrate a brithday or anything else. I love the color pink, in all it’s shades.

  12. Happy birthday wishes to you! It is our birthday month here, too, though we have quite a number of extra years to our ages! Our oldest daughter was born on my 33rd birthday, and she will be 47 on the 25th! You compose a lovely blog! Your birthday meal sounds scrumptious! Enjoy!

  13. Happy Birthday! It's so nice that people have been helping you celebrate - albeit from afar.
    "If you have time to open the back door in the morning while you're drinking your coffee and look at the sky or hear the chorus the birds offer, you have time for the marvelous." - I love this, that first sip of tea (I don't care for coffee), looking out in into the world is such a lovely time of the day. Recently, after that first sip looking out over the fields, I've been taking my cuppa out into the greenhouse to see the progress of my seedlings and to offer them a little water. It's a lovely and calm way to start the day.
    I hope you had a lovely birthday.

  14. Belated Happy Birthday, dear Brenda. I hope your celebratory feelings continue for a few days. We have the luxury now of extending the pleasant times as we wish. Your bouquet of drying tulips is so pretty.

  15. Happy birthday! So glad you are feeling the love. Pink is my favorite, so I loved your pretty pictures, especially that gorgeous sky. xo Deborah

  16. Wishing you a very happy belated birthday! I am glad you had lots of lovely cards and messages. All your pink items are really beautiful!


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