Gallery: a bouquet of purple flowers
I think it annoys God if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.Alice Walker, ‘The Color Purple’
Purple is my favourite colour so there is little risk of my annoying God in that manner at least!
A more conventional look at the colour purple this week, after last week’s musical take on Sandy’s current Friendly Friday Challenge theme. Given that, as I said, it’s my favourite colour perhaps I shouldn’t have been surprised at how many photos of purple / mauve / violet flowers I discovered on a quick trawl through my archives.
Here is a selection of the best of them, some taken close to home and others on my travels. I’ve had fun with editing effects on some and left others more or less as they were. See which you prefer among my bouquet of purple flowers! And as always, click on any photo in the galleries to see them all full size.
I’m not sure that it’s possible to have too much purple, but perhaps that is enough for one day and one challenge! Looking forward now to Amanda‘s next Friendly Friday challenge …
Just beautiful, Sarah. Thank you for sharing these photos with us. Purple was my mother’s favorite color and always reminds me of her. I’m coming to your blog through a comment you left on Suzanne’s Picture Retirement. It’s nice to “meet” you.
Hi Christie! Thanks for stopping by and also for telling me how you arrived here – it’s nice to know how these connections happen. It’s good to meet you too, and I’m glad you enjoyed my purple flowers 🙂
I have Judy Garland on one of my vinyl LPs (still!), singing Purple People Eaters.
Ah yes, some of us still have our old vinyls, from before they went out of fashion and then back into it!
Thank you 😊
My favorite color. The crocus and the bougainvilla at Luang Prabang especially speak to me. 🙂
Thank you Ruth 🙂 That Luang Prabang shot is one of my own favourites, and although I did wonder if it was more pink than purple I couldn’t resist including it here!
Love purple … and your purple flowers are amazingly beautiful!
Great to hear from another purple lover 😀
Maybe this is why a run of top form is described as a “purple patch”!
Oh, the Places We See
You’ve brought me to a new awareness of just how many purples there are in gardens! Beautiful photos and great assemblage of purple!
Glad I opened your eyes to more purples!
I love that quote from The Color Purple. What wonderful flowers 😀
Thank you Cee – it is a great quote, isn’t it?!
Can’t go wrong with purple flowers Sarah 🙂 Thanks for taking part in the second week of Friendly Friday Purple.
Thanks Sandy, glad you approve 🙂