My Photography: Hot Pink Sunshine

My niece sits

near a Palo Verde tree

blooming in my parents’ backyard.

Considered “dirty trees” because

of the blanket of blooms they leave behind…

all images mine


Now that’s what I call beauty in imperfection!

I found the sunshiny Arizona flowering trees

cheerfully vibrant, not unlike my niece Sofia.

George Marks – Cotton – mixed media

Sofia of the vibrant red hair

who loves pettiskirts,


George Marks – untitled mixed media on panel

all things pink,

with Gracie

and cuddly sweet.

George Marks

Soaking up the precious rays?

Feelin’ hot pink sunshine?

What’s blooming near you?

Peace to you right where you are.




  1. May 18, 2011 / 1:06 am

    Sofia is as beautiful as all the colors around her….really love that first image, stunning. And I have to thank you for introducing me to George Marks, loving his work!!! No sunshine here just sloid rain for the last three days and our flowers or nodding to the ground but the colors pop in this gloom.

  2. May 18, 2011 / 4:52 am

    Beautiful images! And if that's "dirty," I never want to see a "clean" tree again!

  3. May 18, 2011 / 8:12 am

    Sofia looks gorgeous amidst all that colour! The hot pink with the yellow is so vibrant…lovely photos! Robx

  4. May 18, 2011 / 4:35 pm

    Your post is quite beautiful. I love all the colors.


  5. May 18, 2011 / 6:37 pm

    I love the innocence in these pictures.

  6. May 19, 2011 / 12:49 am

    Beautiful art and beautiful niece…perfect pairings!!

  7. May 19, 2011 / 11:46 am

    Love the pairing of hot pink, brightest yellow and Sophia's gorgeous red mane… really beautiful pics my darlin xx

  8. May 19, 2011 / 1:54 pm

    Wow.. lovely post! Your niece is so cute! And I love her name… 🙂

    Blooming around me? Well, inside of me, I'd say… there's our lovely baby and around me, my lovely 2 kids.. my husband is the branch and I'm the roots… LOL

    Have a wonderful day, sweetie.


    Luciane at

  9. May 20, 2011 / 2:01 pm

    I love this post! The vibrant colors, the education (thank you), the art and the leaping (and your niece is so beautiful)!

    Warm hugs, Mon

  10. May 23, 2011 / 6:30 am

    SUCH a lovely sunny post and Sofia is so beautiful! Love the leap photo, how fun!! Craving lots of yellow and hot pink now!

    Love to you, my sweet!

    Meera xx

  11. May 23, 2011 / 1:12 pm

    Aaah, what a lovely post, Michele. Your niece is a complete cutie-pie. I love the leaping!!!

    And those blossoms are just heavenly. What an amazing colour?


  12. May 26, 2011 / 1:47 am

    fabulous & gorgeous photo's! the blossoms on the tree fell right into place for your photo shoot! She is a great little leaper! xoox, tracie

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