Happy Pink Trails

Whew!  What a busy week!  I was working this week for an area school district celebrating a multi-cultural festival.  I dressed in Renaissance era attire representing a village storyteller, sharing my spin on the popular folktale Stone Soup – where all the individual and unique flavors of each vegetable is broken down and stirred into one grand new creation – an enriching pot of soup!

My definition of “assimilation”.

To that end – I totally missed posting for TEATIME this week!  So, here are two goodies to tide you over til next week:

1.  The four new bags of leaf tea I bought at the Across the Pond teashop HERE, and all things British:

2.  A tiny Pink Tea Set thrift store find:

Now!  As for the rest of my pinks this week – I have to show you some of the lovelies I came across on a spring afternoon walking the trails in a local park with my dear friend Adrienne – and homeschool comrade with Constellation Academy – more on that HERE!

We spent a lovely couple of hours getting some exercise with her two little ones pedaling their hearts out – tikes on bikes with training wheels.

Camille, of course, brought along the PINK!

I loved all the pink blossoms I was finding along the way.  Looking up . . .

And, looking down . . .

Even a primitive bench whose burgundy paint has faded to a lovely pinkish hue!

And – THIS!

Okay – no pink here.  Just a lot of BLECH!  But, fascinating, isn’t it?  Just what will these creepy crawly things become when they break forth from their community cocoon?   

Sounds like a great homeschool research project for later!

Joy to you all – and Happy Trails of Pink!!

Sharing today with Beverly’s Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound!

About Miss Kathy

"I teach families how to restore their God-given authority as the primary educator in their child’s life through the experience of reading together as a family. Learn how to use literature to create teachable moments, build strong minds, and bind loving hearts."

Kathryn Ross, writer, speaker, and dramatist, ignites a love of literature and learning to equip young and old towards developing a Family Literacy Lifestyle—reading together, learning together, loving together. Her works challenge families to deepen their literacy skills and grow into the greater things God has purposed for them. She’s taught in Christian and homeschool circles, trained in the Principle Approach® through the Foundation for American Christian Education. Miss Kathy owns Pageant Wagon Publishing, producing homeschool enrichment materials, devotional works, study guides, and theatrical dramas for church, school, and community production. She podcasts at TheWritersReverie.com and blogs at PageantWagonPublishing.com.


  1. Lovely pinks, Kathy!
    The blossoms and trees are beautiful.
    The cocoon is too..in it’s own weird way (though I might not wish to stand beneath it when it springs open)!
    bless you..Trish

  2. All lovely pinks, Kathy! Love those trees. That sounds like a very fun festival, too! HPS!

  3. Your entire presentation is truly gorgeous, but the little girl steals the show.

  4. A lovely post as always…
    ♥ Jil

  5. So beautiful! Come and join my Color Connection meme too. The linky is at my Pink Dinosaurs entry. Have a lovely weekend!

  6. The festival sounds like great fun.
    Your pinks are all wonderful. I wonder what is inside that creepy cocoon…do you think it’s bats? Yikes! Hmm, I’d rather think of all your pretty pinks and the beautiful butterfly. HPS

  7. Hi Kathy,
    I like the pink bench seat and the flowering trees.
    I don’t want to think about that coocoon..it gives me the shudders!!

    God Bless
    Barb from Australia

  8. HPS!

    This little girl is so adorable! Lovely blooming trees!


  9. Such a delight to see gorgeous pink every week, yours are lovely!

    My PINK please come and see when you have time. Have a safe and happy weekend!

  10. I love the story of Stone Soup, a lesson about sharing and everyone doing his part. If we all gave a little, there would be plenty for all! So true! There are many versions of that old story. I love your “pinks”. If we just look, we can always see beauty anywhere we go! Those tent caterpillars are Gypsy Moths, fascinating, but they’ve been quite a destructive menace over the years. Be blessed!

  11. That *blech* photo is fascinating. Love it! And of course your stone soup get up… we need you here!!

    Blessings, Debbie

  12. My dearest Kathy, this was a lovely day together. It was very refreshing to spend a few hours with you, enjoying all of God’s creation and fellowship together…and my children had a great time too!

  13. I remember that story of Stone Soup. A fun one!

    Love your photos – even the “blech” one. Last time “The Hub” and I went camping we came across a similar grouping of *who-knows-what” in some sort of pouch. Ugly, yes – but yes, totally fascinating!

    I love how God makes His creation work!


  14. So pretty Kathy!
    i love all your pink bloom images:)
    Looks like a wonderful eventful week…I love that you dressed up and re-represented a village story teller …I am sure the kids loved your presentation, Happy PS!

    Have a blessed week,
    Kay Ellen

  15. Stone Soup happens to be one of my very favorite stories. I’ll bet you did it well!

    Now normally, I would be focusing on the pink in this post. There was plenty of it and all. But today… I’m stuck on the cocoon. That’s fantastic. I realized that I had never seen one up close.

    Potential is a beautiful thing, IMO, even before it spreads it wings.

    (poetic this afternoon, aren’t I?)

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