Today I’m participating in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge and her theme is “the color purple”. I encourage you to click on each photo to see a larger view. If you like what you see, please subscribe to this blog to receive updates of the new photos I post, usually 3 to 5 times a week.

“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.”
― Alice Walker, The Color Purple

If you visit my blog regularly, you must know by now that purple is my favorite color to spot and photograph in nature. It doesn’t occur as often as you may think so it’s always a nice surprise to notice it. Here are a few selections of my recent sightings of purple while I was lucky enough to be holding a camera at that moment.

Here’s an interesting looking orchid, with several green and brown petals, and one large purple petal. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a flower with different colored petals before. Have you?

Orchid with green and brown petals, and one large purple petal

Orchid with green and brown petals, and one large purple petal

Aster flowers are some of my favorite, as they come in different shades of purple.

Dark purple aster flower with raindrops

Dark purple aster flower with raindrops

Purple aster with water drops

Purple aster with water drops

I love lavender: its purple color, its smell, its long-lasting blooms. The lavender blooms on the next photo belong to a larger species and they don’t smell, but they still look beautiful.

Bee on a purple lavender flower

Bee on a purple lavender flower

Here’s a little more purple lavender for you.

Purple lavender blooms

Purple lavender blooms

Purple can range for very light to very dark. Here is some dark purple on this white and purple pansy, covered with water droplets.

White and purple pansy

White and purple pansy

I’m saving my favorite purple for last, in this beautiful grape of wisteria blooms. I’ve noticed several wisteria trees blooming around San Diego. I think it’s time to grab my camera and try to get a few new shots.

White and purple wisteria flowers

White and purple wisteria flowers

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About Milka Pejovic

I'm a freelance writer, artist and photographer. I write mostly for business, not enough for pleasure, and I take a lot of pictures of the world around me.

13 responses »

  1. Uncle Spike says:

    Stunning colours – thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. Cee Neuner says:

    I like your entry this week. I really like the raindrops. 🙂

  3. Carrie Rubin says:

    That first orchid looks like it’s from an alien planet! Very cool.

    By the way, thanks for posting the link to the Scrivener special on my FB page yesterday. I tweeted it and found some interested followers. That was a great deal for a sophisticated software product.

  4. That first orchid is so interesting and unique, never seen anything like it and I’ve been to a few orchid shows. Purple is a majestic color, it really makes a strong statement. Thanks for sharing all those gorgeous flowers.

  5. Amy says:

    Gorgeous purple gallery! I’m in awe with the wisteria flowers…

    • mpejovic says:

      Thank you! I saw some wisteria blooms yesterday but they look miserable in comparison to the ones I photographed before, so I skipped them. I got some good photos of cherry blossoms, though. 🙂

  6. aishasoasis says:

    Wonderful photos and awesome purples! I love this variety of lavender very much, if you boil a cupful of the heads with a cup of water and a cup of sugar it makes an unforgettably delicious syrup!

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