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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?
Aster flowers are some of my favorite, as they come in different shades of purple.
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.
Here’s a little more purple lavender for you.
Purple can range for very light to very dark. Here is some dark purple on this white and purple pansy, covered with water droplets.
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.
Stunning colours – thanks for sharing 🙂
Thank you very much, I’m glad you enjoyed my selections of purple.
Very much – impressive stuff
I like your entry this week. I really like the raindrops. 🙂
Thank you, it was really hard to choose…
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.
Glad you were able to share the great deal! I have no idea when I’ll start playing around with it, but at least it’s not my computer now.
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.
I’ve never seen anything like it either, or any other flower with so many different looking petals. I’m glad I took a picture of it!
Gorgeous purple gallery! I’m in awe with the wisteria flowers…
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. 🙂
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!
Oh, thank you, I had no idea. The bees seem to like it a lot.