Saturday, November 13, 2010

In the Pink...Captiva Style

I just recently returned from a brief but wonderful visit to Captiva and Sanibel Islands...which is one of my very favorite places on the Gulf Coast of Florida.  On my drive along the coast to get to my hotel, I was taking in the gorgeous scenery of Blind Pass (the area that joins Sanibel and Captiva together) and as I rounded the bend....I caught glimpse of something interesting out of the corner of my eye.

My first thought was wondering what it was....and my second thought was PINK SATURDAY!  I spent some time asking a few people that I met - if they knew what it was.  I actually called Pam with I Love Shelling, figuring surely she would know what this is. I asked her .... Is it a sculpture?  It is symbols that are suppose to mean something? She had not seen it before and figured since she is in that area so often, it must be new.

So bound and determined - I went back to get a photo or two to share with all my Pink Saturday friends...and sure enough, I notice across the street, this amazing Pink House, with a sign in front that said "In the Pink".  I called Pam back and filled her in....so at least some of the mystery was solved...it must have been placed there by the owners of this magnificent house - who obviously love the color pink - as much as I do.  (Maybe even more if that is possible).

So in honor of Beverly's Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound...here's In the Pink, Captiva style.






Have a fabulous Pink Saturday!


25 comments:

LV said...

That would definitely be confusing to anyone. Regardless of what it really is, it makes for a most interesting Pink Saturday.

NanaDiana said...

Oh...it has GOT to stand for something..have SOME meaning, don't you think? Honestly...you should have marched yourself right up that door and, very sweetly, asked...So...what is this all about? I would have sat in the car and encouraged you to do just that. Maybe that Tootie that lives on Sanibel will see this..she knows lots of stuff that is going on there!

Great and fun Pink Saturday post! Hugs- Diana

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

What a great vacation! I love that area...we are
so close, however, don't get there very often. Will have to be sure to take a drive and look for
this Pink! Happy Pink Saturday!

Jane
Flora Doora

Abramyan Avenue said...

Very unique and pretty! I love it!

Cindy said...

You know, there is a sculpture in Charlotte (where I live) that is similar to this - and what the artist wanted was when you looked through the center, it is a perfect view of a very old magnolia tree... Maybe when you look through the center of these, it perfectly encircles something special!!
Just a thought...
Have a great weekend,
Cindy

Donna said...

It kind of makes me think of Stonehenge! A pink version of it, anyway:)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love Sanibel and next time I'm there will look for this very interesting Pink display.

Deanna said...

Love those sculptural pieces! Reminds me of waves.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Deanna :D

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Very interesting sculpture...it's a beautiful pink, that's for sure.

Did you find many gorgeous shells on Sanibel Island? I'd love to explore those shores one day.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, this is an exciting sculpture--and brilliant for Pink Saturday!

Terri said...

I adore this, what a find! You were meant to see this -- I think it is open for expression and can mean whatever you want it to mean. Stop, look and listen kind of thing. Loved it. Blessings Terri

Kaybe said...

Never under estimate the power of pink paint, plywood, & a jig saw. Love it!

simpledaisy said...

Hmmm....I say it's splashing wave under the most beautiful sunset! Sometimes they do look pink:)

Beach House Living said...

Hmm I wonder if the shapes mean something. Even if they don't they sure are fun.

Heaven's Walk - said...

Verrry interesting, if I do say so myself! Did you look through it at all? Maybe it's one of those things that when you look through it you're transported to another place and time.....I hope that Tootie can get the scoop on this pretty pink thingamadewie! lol! Oh, and hope to hear more of your Captiva trip, girlie! :)

xoxo laurie

Blooming Rose Musings said...

How interesting! It has got to stand for something. Hmmm, one of the great mysteries of the world. Next time you pass through that area you might want to stop at the pink house and ask them, I bet lots of other people have done just that. It's really pretty and perfect for Pink Saturday.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Wow! Happy Pink Saturday. You have to show us a picture of the pink house too. :)

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Oh gosh, I LOVE that part of the world, which I was introduced to by Anne Morrow Lindbergh's Gift from the Sea.

Shelling? Pure bliss. I recently shelled on a barrier island in Georgia and found a baby's ear such as I found on Sanibel many years ago.

Ahhh, the joys of simple pleasures and discoveries,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Roselle said...

Wow...that was some discovery and perfect for pink Saturday! Thanks for visiting my blog today.
Roselle

Donnie said...

You never know what you'll find traveling. Pretty pink whatever's....lol... Happy Pink Saturday.

iLoveShelling said...

I have asked a few people who live on Captiva and nobody seems to know exactly what it is. It looks like a local artist Stella Farwell design but can't find out any more info. The best thing is.... it's new! Whew! I thought I was losing it since I didn't know anything about it. LOL If I find out anything else, I'll let you know

pam @ iLoveShelling said...

Okay- I have an answer. It is a Stella Farwell sculpture and it IS new... only about one week ago it was put up. This is the info that my Captiva friend Mike gave me.....
After Hurricane Charley, the owner placed the "In the Pink" sign on his house to celebrate all is well, etc. The house has been known as the "Pink house" by many. He commissioned Stella Farwell to make the sculpture for the beach side of his property. Mike jokes with the owner that in his day "In the Pink" had a different meaning: best of health, in the money, etc. The kids today have a very different meaning for the phrase.

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Drawn to The Sea said...

No!! No No! Forgive my stupid fingers please. Geez, what's wrong with me today?

Third times the charm (I hope). Let's try this again...

I bet it casts amazing shadows. I see ripples in the water, created when something goes "plop". I can't help but notice the gorgeous blue sky... beautiful images.