16 Oct 12. With the weather having turned to gray, it is time for something cheery. My only living aunt, who has just turned 94, when asked how long she expects to live, commented last year that she thought at least as long as a relative in Sweden, who is something like 103 years old. She said it with such simple conviction that we had to laugh even though she was totally serious in her statement. Pink has been her favorite color for as long as I can remember, and once when she visited us in the Spring, while we were living in PA, we took her on a Chesapeake Bay area tour to include D.C. at the height of the cherry blossom season. She was in hog heaven with pink everywhere. Her desire for a photo of the visit was of the cherry blossoms, and it hung on her wall until she had to move to assisted living where there is no room for hanging anything on the wall. As pink is still her favorite color, I couldn't help but think of her as I came upon this display of flowers in a local nursery. The image is straight from the camera save for the white vignette I placed around the entire frame. I have no idea what the flowers are, but they struck me as a pleasant display when I took the image. Nikon D300s; Aperture Priority; 18 - 200; ISO 200; 1/320 sec @ f / 5.6.