Pharrell Pink

Clump #160:  Sort and file documents from parents’ lawyer.

This is why I am dedicating a week to color therapy: below, another stop sign Mother Nature blew through.  Stop — now!  We must remember that color in the landscape will return, must return … return … please!!

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It was just as grim inside as I tackled a pile of papers from the lawyer handling details of our parents’ estate.  I had to lighten up the photo with this book by Pharrell Williams.

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I first became aware of Pharrell Williams when he was an adviser to Usher on The Voice.  I really liked his attitude and style.  Little did I know, he’s a creative genius.  From an article by Mary Kaye Schilling in Fast Company magazine, I learned he’s a “musician; music producer; philanthropist; fashion designer; media mogul; author; furniture designer; jewelry designer; fine artist; textile manufacturer; tech star; gearhead; architect.”  She writes, “Williams’s productivity is remarkable, but perhaps more impressive is his humility.  In the two hours we are together, he takes credit for … nothing.”

Pharrell Williams might just be the coolest human on the planet.  Now his fame has exploded with his involvement in the songs Blurred Lines (Robin Thicke), Get Lucky (Daft Punk), and Happy from Despicable Me 2.  In honor of the pink book (a splurge for me, even with a good coupon — but worth it), I give my fellow color-starved winter warriors … pink:

This photo was taken in New York’s Finger Lakes region where my mother’s father lived (remember green greens?):

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Bleeding hearts (how can you not love them), in Lancaster County, PA :

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Another Strasburg, PA scene:

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Pink roses set off by Pennsylvania barn gray:

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A voluptuous Japanese Tree Peony cherished with my mom last spring:

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Let’s all Think Pink!  (From last year’s Philadelphia Flower Show):

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In keeping with the song-a-day with color theme, here is Pharrell Williams’s video of his song Happy from the movie Despicable Me 2, a nominee for the Best Original Song Oscar, by the way.  If you don’t feel happy while watching the video, you should see a trained medical professional.

Here come bad news, talking this and that
Yeah, give me all you got, don’t hold back
Yeah, well I should probably warn you I’ll be just fine
Yeah, no offense to you, don’t waste your time
Here’s why

Because I’m happy…

2 Comments

  1. Beautiful photos. Especially love the shot of flowers set against the stone wall. I think that’s why I love to build with stone. My job is to provide the backdrop, set the stage. I’ve built half a dozen out of natural stone since we moved to Brookwood. I’m halfway through my seventh, waiting for spring so I can finish it.

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