Or so the old rhyme goes. Actually of course, violets are violet, somewhere between red and blue. When I was young I used to say that green was my favourite colour, and I still love it, but shades of purple and deep pink have edged it into second place these days.
According to the Empowered by Color website the names violet and purple are interchangeable, and the meaning of the two colours is similar:
Both contain the energy and strength of red with the spirituality and integrity of blue. This is the union of body and soul creating a balance between our physical and our spiritual energies… purple and violet represent the future, the imagination and dreams, while spiritually calming the emotions. They inspire and enhance psychic ability and spiritual enlightenment, while, at the same time, keeping us grounded.
I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet growsWilliam Shakespeare ~ A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act II, Scene 1
The photos in Portugal were taken in 2016; the Ealing photos are mostly from 2020 and 2021, but the iris was taken in 2018