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:
And another, later in the season…
Purple. Another color post! Subtle, waning purple of a sunset; vibrant purple of grapes or eggplant – what kind of purple caught your photographic eye?
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