How Could I not be Tickled Pink?

There’s no colour pink anywhere in today’s photo for Becky’s ‘In the Pink’ Square in September photo challenge.  However, there are many aspects to Becky’s challenge and the following photograph of my dear old friend really hits the mark when it comes to being “Tickled Pink”. 

Photographed at 4:48 am, September 3, 2018 (Last Quarter Moon)

Why has this photo got me tickled pink?

According to, the term tickled pink was first recorded in 1922 and alludes to  “. . . one’s face turning pink with laughter when one is being tickled” and according to The Phrase Finder, the concept of being tickling pink refers to feelings of enjoyment ” . . . great enough to make the recipient glow with pleasure.”  

Not sure about the colour of my cheeks, but I am certainly delighted, overjoyed, ecstatic, gleeful, chuffed – ok, tickled pink – with my new toy.  A Nikon CoolPix P900.

It might take me a little bit to get used to it, but so far so good.  Just look at this clarity.  On the left is my effort with my Lumix, on the right my first effort with my Nikon.


For a lunatic like me, this is amazing, and an absolute joy.  To be able to point and click and capture such incredible detail has me (almost) speechless.

(Thank you Mr Taxman for giving me a refund this year.)

Author: Clare

Ever-expanding one star at a time, my cosmos is a galaxy of thoughts and creativity where you can find poetry, short stories, photography and so much more.

5 thoughts

    1. That’s sweet Lucy. I love photographing the Moon and can’t wait til the next full Moon. I’ll be down the beach (at midday) eagerly anticipating moonrise over the ocean.


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