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Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple

And the verbena bed is compassed with fitful fragrance. Even the pansies, with their dewy eyes, are ready to rival the violets now…. Nor must the purple buds of the Calycanthus be forgotten. ‘Sweet-scented shrub’ indeed; for let me hide but a single one of these in some fold of my dress, and the spices of Araby will float around me till the evening. ~Sarah Smiley

The colour purple is a varied, ranging from the palest lavender to an almost-fuschia, and it often inspires strong opinions in people. In days gone by, it was the colour of royalty and only used by those who were chosen to lead. Now, it is the favourite of little girls and gardeners, found in public gardens and private window boxes alike.

I love purple, and always try to have something purple growing in my living room or on my balcony. Here are my contributions to “Purple” this week:

The first purple of spring … crocus flowers!

And another, later in the season…

Reaching for the sun’s rays – and they are certainly in abundance this year!

Purple. Another color post!  Subtle, waning purple of a sunset; vibrant purple of grapes or eggplant – what kind of purple caught your photographic eye?

Share a picture that means PURPLE to you! 

New to The Daily Post? Whether you’re a beginner or a professional, you’re invited to get involved in our Weekly Photo Challenge to help you meet your blogging goals and give you another way to take part in Post a Day / Post a Week. Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

Here’s how it works:

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

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14 Responses »

  1. Very nice post!Thephotos are so delicate & lovely!

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  2. A more delicate shade of purple…lovely photographs.

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  3. Flowers never fail to disappoint. :) Lovely shots!

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  4. Such a delicate colour!

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  5. I love those colors. Well done!

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