“There is no evil that does not promise inducements. Avarice promises money; luxury, a varied assortment of pleasures; ambition, a purple robe and applause. Vices tempt you by the rewards they offer.” Seneca
Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple… Walk with me through the changing colors of The McNamara Tunnel, Detroit Airport concourse, into the purple garden…
Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple… A dragonfly perches on a lily. Welcome!
Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple… A purple waterlily beckons
Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple… A basket of purple blooms wait patiently…
Purple is the color of good judgment. It is the color of people seeking spiritual fulfillment. It is said if you surround yourself with purple you will have peace of mind. Purple is a good color to use in meditation. Crystal-cure.com
Purple is one of my favorite colors because it exudes a certain calm, and brings dignity and serenity to a space when used effectively. I am partial to the softer shade of lilac, but love the full range of purple hues from darkest grape to the lightest shade of an early morning lilac tinged primrose. For this week’s challenge on the color PURPLE, I have included block quotes that give us additional meanings of/for the color. Join me as we walk through a purple terminal to a garden filled with an abundance of purple floral riches and more.
“When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple with a red hat which doesn’t go and doesn’t suit me. And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves, and satin sandals, and say we’ve no money for butter.” Jenny Joseph
Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple… The distant purple sky has ancient secrets to share.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple… Purple azaleas await your visit
Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple… Another purple flora waits around the corner.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple… A purple scabiosa flower in the shade we love
The color purple can mean many things such as love, power, or riches. This is because in the past in Egypt, the people believed that only people who wore purple had riches and a sense of authority. The Egyptians also believed that love came from the people who wore this color because it showed a sense of lust to everyone, this didn’t mean that they only wore this for lust though. The Egyptians as well believed that this color represented power because this type of paint was very expensive, to the poor people any way. Answers.com
When I shot those church turrets, it had just stopped raining and the evening sky was slowly beginning to darken. It had an ancient quality that made me wistful for something…
“Ah, yes! I wrote the ‘Purple Cow.’ I’m sorry, now, I wrote it! But I can tell you anyhow, I’ll kill you if you quote it!” Frank Gelett Burgess
Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple… Ah, the purple cow was part of a fundraising effort for charity in Vermont… Good cause to support hungry children.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple… We all love Lavender
Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple… We all love coneflower too
Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple… A Buddleia butterfly bush or two.
Purple is the color for royalties. It stands for luxury, wealth, and sophistication. It is also the color of passion, romance and sensitivity…Purple is a rare color in nature…People who are attracted to purple are people who have an aura of mystery and intrigue. Purple is often preferred by artists. kmb-designs.com
The purple cow was part of a series of about 48 cows that went up for auction in Vermont. Local artists painted and decorated them for charity. I wrote a post on them a couple of years ago. under sacred cows, I believe… More below!