A little leied for Mardi Gras.

A little leied for Mardi Gras.

For Macro Mondays’ “Pastel” challenge on Flickr.

Starbucks Furryccino and blueberry muffin

Starbucks Furryccino and blueberry muffin

Vanilla bean and chocolate chip Frappuccino with pink coconut whipped cream. At Starbucks in the Westin Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA last July. Through the window is their outdoor seating.

Apple Blossoms

Apple Blossoms

Malus pumila. At the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities (CSCU) main offices in Hartford, CT.

I did try to brighten up the photo because the day was overcast, but that washed out all the subtle details and made the colors garish, so I left it as it was taken. It looks much better in the natural light, unedited.

Angel wing begonias

A hybrid of Begonia aconitifolia and Begonia coccinea, with juicy edible flowers that taste sweet and tart. Should make an interesting salad. In the PPG Aquarium at the Pittsburgh Zoo in Pittsburgh, PA.