Pink Week

Pink Week


Spent the day yesterday doing not much of anything. Still recouping from feeling under the weather my family of four all just hung around worked on little projects and rested. My husband and I loved it. The kids were less than thrilled. Regardless, getting to spend a day together with no agenda was refreshing and rejuvenating.

If nothing else offers hope and promise it’s days like that and blooms like this. Part of my lazy day was spent with my camera of course hence My Best Shot captured yesterday straight from our backyard. One of my favorite places to shoot.

The pink tone of the shot was intentional (thank you Lightroom) as this Friday is Pink Friday. A day set aside to support the teachers of California. Because I hold teachers near and dear to my heart (my husband teaches 6th grade) I will be using this whole week leading up to Friday as my own little Pink platform.

I encourage you to join me in supporting our teachers now more than ever. The budget cuts are killing our education system at the expense of both our teachers and our children. It’s a crisis. And we need to show our concern and support for them. You can pop over to the facebook group and join the cause and/or you can join me in posting Pink pictures this week to show you care about this issue. Be sure to leave links here so we can all check out what you’ve got! Thanks for the support!

Now, what is near and dear to your heart this early Monday morning? My guess is that you have a fabulous Best Shot to share.

  • Matt
    Posted at 14:50h, 09 March Reply

    Happy Monday! Here’s my best shot:

    the BARBOUR family

  • megan
    Posted at 14:50h, 09 March Reply

    coming from a family of teachers (and me one too), what a great cause!
    my gang

  • phyllis
    Posted at 14:55h, 09 March Reply

    great way to support teachers! here’s mine….happy monday! happy hamantashen we are celebrating the jewish holiday of purim this week. it’s fun and there are great photo ops….lol

  • Jen
    Posted at 14:58h, 09 March Reply

    What a great way to support teachers. Thank you for sharing.
    Here’s my best shot:
    Bathroom Break

  • Joanna
    Posted at 14:59h, 09 March Reply

    Beautiful shot for a great cause. Hope you are all feeling better today!

    Here’s my BSM. Compassion.

  • carrie
    Posted at 15:26h, 09 March Reply

    Thank you, Tracey for promoting this – I will be happy to participate on Friday, too. We have a huge meeting tomorrow night concerning all the budget cuts in our district, it is so very frustrating and scary.

    We spent our weekend recuperating from a rough week at Disney at adopted a sweet new kitty.

  • Hayley
    Posted at 15:36h, 09 March Reply

    Very pretty in pink! Reminds of me a flamingo.

  • Maggie
    Posted at 16:15h, 09 March Reply

    That’s awesome

    Here’s my best shot

  • Bren / BG Garden
    Posted at 17:12h, 09 March Reply

    Prayers out to you all in California. We are all feeling the pinch of the economy and it is parents like you who get INVOLVED and make a difference. ((HUGS)) You are one of my favorite bloggers.

  • Farmer Gal
    Posted at 17:35h, 09 March Reply

    Good morning, and GO TEACHERS! I think teachers are special people.

    Check out my best shot this week… It’s .

    (I’m attempting the HTML thing. If it doesn’t come out right, please go to to take a look. Thanks!)

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 17:51h, 09 March Reply

    That is a great cause! Teachers need our support!! Here is my best shot Monday! I havent figured out how to add text to a word on here. So if you click on my name it will take you to my blog.

  • Mandy
    Posted at 17:55h, 09 March Reply

    Lovely pink toned image. I will have to try that lightroom someday. Picnik is working for me now, since my other computer runs Photoshop much too slowly! I will be on the look out for pinks this week though, in the meantime my fave this week was taken at a local park (in Escondido) on our way to the Children’s Museum there, which brought back wonderful memories of my nana.
    The Village Blacksmith

  • beth
    Posted at 18:31h, 09 March Reply

    I love the idea of pink….fresh and warm…..yet still so far away from those of us here in wisconsin.
    I don’t have a best shot to share, but I do have a little ditty as a guest blogger today if you’re interested…
    it’s all on photography 🙂

  • killlashandra
    Posted at 19:07h, 09 March Reply

    I have a few pink blossoms for you too! We actually got rain today and I’m finding flowers rather near and dear to me as the land changes from brown to sprouting green buds everywhere. 🙂

  • Tanya
    Posted at 19:15h, 09 March Reply

    Lazy weekends are long as you’re feeling better..Love your shot and the pink tones add such wonderful softness.

    I’ve got a little pink of my’s not all abou the pink, but there’s a smidge in there 🙂

    Outta Mama’s Bag

  • Christina
    Posted at 20:46h, 09 March Reply

    I didn’t know about pink Friday! What a wonderful thing to support. My brother-in-law is a teacher.

    I’m sharing my kitty today!

  • Amy Jo
    Posted at 22:28h, 09 March Reply

    Not quite as colorful, <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 11px; white-space: pre-wrap; ">I have a backyard shot for my bsm this week, too! </span>

    Hooray to CA for supporting our teachers. Every state should follow suit.

  • Amy Jo
    Posted at 22:29h, 09 March Reply

    Sorry for the goofy code. The link still works, though!

  • Sassy
    Posted at 22:50h, 09 March Reply

    Great Cause Tracey!
    Here is my best shot:

  • bleachusd
    Posted at 22:51h, 09 March Reply

    I’ll definitely try and post some PINK pictures this week as this is definitely a cause close to my heart. This particular Monday though, my community and family are on my heart as a dear friend unexpectedly passed away on Friday.

  • Meg
    Posted at 23:26h, 09 March Reply

    I’ll join in on the pink, since I’m getting my master’s in education, this is close to home.

    My Best Shot

  • Meg
    Posted at 23:27h, 09 March Reply

    Doh, sorry my link didn’t work 🙁 I’ll just paste the link 😛

  • Andi
    Posted at 23:34h, 09 March Reply

    What a beautiful photo! I have no idea what you mean about a lightroom (as opposed to a dark room?!)…I have SO MUCH to learn! Slow baby steps…but your photo is simply amazing…so delicate and new. Thank you for sharing and informing. I have not heard of Pink Friday. I am a teacher from GA, and I think it is WONDERFUL that you all are able to stand together on as issue like this. We have experienced cuts as well, and it IS kind of scary…blessings to you all.
    Here is my pitiful excuse for BSM (camera died): picnic in the park

  • Cara
    Posted at 02:29h, 10 March Reply

    Happy Monday to all. I love the shot and the cause.
    I have mine up….I know it’s late (LOL).
    First Shoes

  • berta
    Posted at 05:12h, 10 March Reply

    Such a GREAT MONDAY, to be sure. We are showing TOE SUPPORT in behalf of all the selfless teachers in this country.

  • Kelly
    Posted at 02:21h, 11 March Reply

    I missed this yesterday – really lovely treatment of your photo. Really good eye-opening post. My best shot is one from the weekend, my little girl, learning her beautiful…

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