Saturday, September 27, 2008

Pink Saturday: Roses From Taormina

Welcome to Pink Saturday! We are going to have such a good time today visiting all the blogs sharing their pinkness. To find the list of participants just click
In 2005, while on a Meditteranean cruise we had the opportunity to visit Taormina on the Island of Sicily. We had a wonderful day there. We saw so many beautiful places I went back through our pictures and found a few to share for Pink Saturday.

This picture has two pink apartment buildings. I think the little trees growing out of the chimneys are the cat's meow.

This is a shot of Taormina's 10,000-seat ancient Greek amphitheater, Teatro Greco, which was erected in the third century BC and expanded by the Romans. The view of Mount Etna and the sea beyond is absolutely superb from here. I think the bricks are a lovely shade of pink.

Of course, I had to have something to remember this great city and the day of fun we had here. There were so many shops and so little time, but I found exactly what I wanted. It even has the most beautiful pink flowers with real gold highlights. It wasn't easy getting it back home, but it was worth all the trouble. Thank goodness it was wood, not ceramic. It has the perfect place in my home. It complements the window in my front door. Best of all, it reminds me of the wonderful time I had with my family.


Have a Happy Pink Saturday!

37 comments:

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Faith.

I love that you shared pictures and memories of your trip. There are so many places that offer wonderful views of pink in architecture. And, I love your treasure you brought home as a reminder.

GABRIELA DELWORTH said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Amazing PINK post!

~ Gabriela ~

Virginia said...

Love all the pictures.
Happy Pink Saturday!
Blessings, Virginia

Dawn said...

Wow! Looks like a wonderful trip. Happy pink Saturday.

ROXY said...

Those building are beautiful! Love the photos! Happy Pink Saturday:)

Charli and me said...

I would love to travel there some day. You have a beautiful memory of your trip. Happy pink Saturday!

Melissa's Cozy Tea Time Readings said...

hello! I liked you analogy of comments on blogs being today's calling cards. Thanks for the comment, happy P.S.!

g said...

Hi, Faith! Taormina looks amazing. How pretty and fascinating! Thanks for showing us.

I bet you remember your trip everytime you look at that wonderful floral arch.

miss m said...

That's cool how the little tree's are growing out of the chimney's.

Sarah said...

Thank you!!
Lovely blog.

Lynne Laura said...

Hi Faith,

Sounds like you had a splendid time in Italy. I bet you can't wait to go back.

Love love love the architectural piece that now hangs over your door.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Kindredly, Lynne Laura

KatCollects said...

Beautiful pictures, thank you for sharing them. Happy Pink Saturday!
Kathy

Charlotte said...

What a wonderful trip. I love seeing those old ruins. Love the flower memento. It looks great over your door.

Stacey said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Having lived in Florida most of my life, I have a special warm spot in my heart for gorgeous pink architecture. But listen to this: there is a pink castle not that far from where I live. Honestly! It belongs, of all things, to the Al Fayeds! :-) Stacey

Protector of Vintage said...

I'd love to live in a quaint, pink apartment! Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos. Take care~

Nerissa said...

What a gorgous town! Thank you for sharing your European trip with us. Also, thanks for visiting my blog today. Happy Pink Saturday
Nerissa

bj said...

oH, I'm so glad you had such a wonderful time on that trip and now you have something great to remind you of the fun and the beauty.
I love these pink buildings and homes...thanks so much.
Oh, and yes, I heard this morning that Mr. Newman had passed away.
He was so handsome when he was young and a fabulous actor...I am thinking my very favorite was BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID...ain't much wrong with ROBERT REDFORD, either !! tee hee

Miss Rhea said...

Oh, Gorgeous !! That is my dream to go there some day. My Great Grandmother was from there. :) Happy Pink Saturday !! :)

Smilingsal said...

That's the best kind of souvenir. Happy Pink Saturday!

Sweetie said...

Thank you for sharing the pink hues of your fabulous trip. I love the gorgeous pink piece that you brought home with you.
Sweetie

Susan Hickam said...

Those are wonderful photos-I can't imagine being there in the 10,000 year old ampitheater. Wow! Happy Pink Saturday to you.

Pat said...

Hi Grandma Faith!

Thanks for your warm welcome to my first Pink Saturday post!

I loved Italy --my husband was born there in Calabria which is across from Sicily! We didn't get a chance to visit Taromina when we were there -- maybe next time! It's very pretty!

Katie said...

Loved the pictures, wow, what a great trip that must have been! Happy Pink Saturday!

PA Fiber Artist said...

Thank you for your comment. God truly helped us to grow those roses. Each year is a new adventure in the garden!

I really like your blog and thank you for sharing the photos of Sicily! It must have been gorgeous there with great food.

Happy Pink Saturday!
Susan

skoots1mom said...

thanks for sharing...
loved it!

Neabear said...

Great pictures! Thanks for visiting my post! To answer your question. I don't know how many spools of thread I own. But two storage boxes that hold 40 each are full. But I have more than that plus all the cone thread too. I should have included my pink cone thread in the picture too. I did't think of that at the time. Happy Pink Saturday!

KATHERINELLEN said...

Faith,
I'm late posting...I been playing in the yard today..hat to prune my roses and weed my flowers bed...I'm tired..sigh..That rose swag is beautiful... What a beatuiful country...You have a wonderful weekends..Happy Pink...Katherinelln

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Happy PS!! What lovely pictures from a once in a lifetime trip! Thanks for sharing!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Patricia said...

Great post - the buildings are beautiful. I would love to live in a pink dwelling. That was a wonderful trip for you. Hope you are having a great Pink Saturday.
Patricia
http://theunfinishedflower.typepad.com/

Anne Fannie said...

Hello Faith, happy pink saturday! Your trip to Italy sounded amazing! Love all the photos with pinkness.
Love, Ann

Webradio said...

Hello You...
Very beautiful photos...
See You later.

Jessica said...

What a gorgeous flower swag. Your trip must have been amazing!

Happy Pink Saturday

Abuela Beauty said...

Hi Faith!!
Happy Pink Saturday!!
Besitos from Argentina!!
Silvia

M said...

oooohhhh..... I love the Taormina picture, like a good Italian that I am. I have been there too.
HPS

Jeanie said...

How lovely to have PINK apartment buildings! A beautiful journey!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Faith, I love the pictures. What a treat to go on such a vacation. :0)

Pink thoughts for the week,
Stephanie

Mya said...

What a wonderful trip and beautiful pictures
Happy Pink
-Mya