Photography

Friendly Friday Weekly Challenge – The Colour Pink

Young girls are pretty much divided into two camps – generally speaking. You are either a PINK or a PURPLE girl.

As each person’s eye sees colour, and variations of hue, a little differently and individually to the next, what is one person’s dreamy hue might be something another person intensely dislikes.

Tassie Tulips

Pink or Purple?

When we are young and asked what about our favourite colour, most girls will answer pink or purple. Very rarely, yellow or any other colour. This usually translates to little girls wearing predominantly either pink-coloured or purple-coloured clothes and decorations.

And never the Twain shall meet.

Just as most young boys will preference red as their favourite colour. At least in Australia, this is the pattern that we regularly see and hear, with young children.

Of course, this doesn’t mean that a Pink girl won’t wear, or use, other colours at all. It only means that when you ask a young girl what her favourite colour is, she will generally answer “Pink,” or she will answer, “Purple.”

It’s a thing.

Definitely a pink theme here but with a touch of purple

The Princess top in the above photo was purchased in Legoland in Denmark and was highly sought after in the Pre-school crowd at my daughter’s Kindergarten, especially so as it was unobtainable, in Australia. Fights even broke out, between the girls, over who got to wear it and there was lots of pouting from the ones that missed out. I had to ban the top from being worn to Kindergarten. My guess is the pink girls were the ones fighting.

One day a play date with a four-year-old friend of my daughter ended in tears. The little girl refused to leave our house unless she was allowed to take the Princess top home with her! My daughter naturally refused such an offer.

As for me: I used to be a purple girl, never a pink girl, but life changes you.

I had a wishy-washy lilac painted room as a child, as pastels were really the fashion. Yet, I have way too much Scandi genetic material to be completely sold on pastels, so a more cleaner, intensive colour is my choice these days. Yet looking through my WordPress archives, I note that most of my photos are indeed shades of purple, usually in the form of flowers.

I did find this gaudy ‘Pet Expo’ photo hidden in my archives:

This one didn’t have much choice in the matter!

We also see lots of pink in nature.

Or is it purple?

Pink or purple?

Join the Weekly Friendly Friday Challenge Theme

To join in, simply create a post, including a pingback, using the theme The Colour Pink, and tag it:

“Friendly Friday – The Colour Pink.”

Be sure to leave a comment below, so everyone can find your published post.

As this is the first post of the month, we ask you to post a little bit more about your chosen photo. This is not compulsory, but it is much more interesting to hear the narrative behind the photo. This does not have to be a lengthy piece.

Here are some ideas if you are stuck on what to write:

  • What is its significance or history of the photo/s?
  • Where and when were they taken?
  • Why was it taken?
  • Post a recipe/ tell a story that relates to the topic

Monthly Guest Blogger – Vero

We will soon be publishing a Guest post celebrating this theme, from the wonderful blogger Vero, in two parts. The first part will be published here at StPA tomorrow and the second part at Vero’s blog, so do check that out.

If you are interested in submitting a guest post for Friendly Friday, please contact me or Sandy, via the Contact pages, or via our WordPress Profiles.

Weekly Photo Challenge

Next week’s Friendly Friday Photo Challenge will be found at Sandy’s blog. See you there.

Friendly Friday

129 thoughts on “Friendly Friday Weekly Challenge – The Colour Pink”

  1. I don’t remember having a favorite color as a child though I think blue for a boy, pink for a girl was thriving at that time. These days I suppose red is my favorite though I’ll wear pretty much anything, sometimes not for the best! There are a few colors I can’t stand and I tend to notice them most on cars and houses. One is a kind of neon blue-green and there’s an orange that isn’t orange but isn’t brown. When I see them I just shake my head and wonder, ‘What were they thinking?
    Here’s my predominantly pink post: https://grahamsisland.com/2020/06/06/pinkhead-smartweed-2/

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    1. Orange is my least favourite colour of all, Graham. Though apricot or coral colours are more tolerated by me now, you will find very little if any orange in my house! Red for cars – a lot of men might agree with you. Because red cars go faster, hey? Lol. The neon blue-green you speak of -do you mean that iridescent blue that sparkles, popular on cars. I am not a fan either. Turquoise is a lovely colour in the right spot but not on a car either! Each to his own though, I suppose and perhaps like the internet dress they see turquoise as a light green? Who knows? I will take a look at your predominantly pink post now. Thanks for joining in and good to know there are no issues with commenting this time.

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  2. Oh, Amanda, I was completely lost today. ๐Ÿ˜€ I saw your post yesterday already but didn’t read it yet. Today I saw Vero’s guest post but I read it wrong and thought that she was the guest HOST. So I wasn’t sure who to link to and where to leave my link. Now I understand. I think. ๐Ÿ˜€ And I love how proud your girl is. And I hate all that on the dog.

    Anyway, here are plenty of flowers, people, buildings and sunsets modelling pinks and its colour relatives. Plus there is a little write-up. Hope you enjoy:

    https://mexcessive.photo.blog/2020/06/06/friendly-friday-pink-or-purple/

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        1. You wanted to be your own person! Well done! I remember doing a school drama performance with the theme yellow. I didn’t like yellow so begrudgingly completed the prep and performance. In the end, it was visually eye-popping – so the audience said, as we had explosions of yellow crepe paper etc….

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  3. Popped in to with all you wonderful folks a quick BE SAFE.
    I’m looking for some energy and enthusiasm and want to offer some of my own.
    So be blessed as you read this. Cheer up. The best is just ahead of you and you will succeed in your future plans. Just go for it with all your heart.

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    1. I hope you enjoy the weekly challenges. I will be back in two weeks with another. Next week, the prompt will be at Sandy’s blog. I will pop over to your blog to view your entry. I am glad you are joining in Betty! Have a wonderful week.

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  4. Hi Amanda, thank you for hosting this fun-looking photo challenge. Thanks to Sheree (at viewfromtheback.com) I found you. Itโ€™s funny that you mentioned girls rarely say yellow as their favorite colour, because that was always my favorite growing up, and not pink. ๐Ÿ˜Š Iโ€™ve grown to appreciate the colour, though, over the years. My now-grown daughter was very into pink! Your daughter is adorable in her princess top and I love the gorgeous tulips!

    Hereโ€™s my post:
    https://brendasrandomthoughts.wordpress.com/2020/06/09/friendly-friday-pink-from-around-the-world/

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    1. Many thanks for your delightful comment, Brenda. And I am glad yo found your way here to StPA. Another yellow fan, hey? There isn’t that many of you around but I do like a mellow light lemon and often use it on my art. My kitchen was also a sunny ‘Skagen yellow.’
      Do you know of that colour? It is very well known in Denmark, named after a town where a distinct Yellow was the predominant colour of the houses.

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  5. You are right, Amanda, about the pink or purple girl. To clarify, is the little girl in the photo your daughter? Adorable! I had not thought about the pink in nature until you mentioned it.

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  6. My husband teases my granddaughter by singing, “Pink Pink You Stink!” She just laughs and wears lots of pink. ๐Ÿ™‚ I was not a pink person when I was young, but surprisingly, love the color now.

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    1. Haha! That is funny, Pam. I am going to think of your husband saying that now when I see someone wearing Pink! It is funny how our attitudes mellow with time.

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