“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
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
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
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!
“Moreover you shall make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine woven linen and blue, purple, and scarlet thread; with artistic designs of cherubim you shall weave them.” Exodus 26:1
The colour Purple in scripture is translated from the Hebrew words ‘argaman’ which means purple or red-purple and ‘arg@van’ meaning purple. The colour purple was found for example in the materials used for constructing of the Tabernacle and Temple. The curtains in the Tabernacle had purple thread used in their construction. In this context the purple represents the royalty and Kingship of God.
I’ve always loved flowers so this has been a fun exercise all around… Do come back for more, and I will be stopping by the other posts to cheer them on. After all, isn’t that what blogging is supposed to be about? I know… some have forgotten. Have an awesome weekend! I’ll post more later.
“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.” Alice Walker
Purple is royalty. A mysterious color, it is associated with both nobility and spirituality. Purple has a special, almost sacred place in nature: lavender, orchid, lilac, and violet flowers are often delicate and considered precious. The color of mourning for widows in Thailand, purple was the favorite color of Egypt’s Cleopatra. About.com
I never meant to cause you any sorrow
I never meant to cause you any pain
I only wanted to one time see you laughing
I only wanted to see you laughing in the purple rain… Prince
Thank you for stopping by! Hope you enjoyed this! What are your thoughts? What photos did you share on Purple to fit the task? Was it easy/hard to find photos that supported your perspective on the subject? Were you drawn to certain types of photos for the prompt? Do share? Thank you!
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My fellow bloggers were equally creative with their selections. I listed several via Zemanta & WP Daily Post below. (I will update it and add more). We all appreciate trackbacks/ping-backs and Likes from fellow bloggers too! Check out how others interpreted the theme – PURPLE – below. ***
This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple Purple. Another color post! These artichokes in full bloom are absolutely gorgeous and the purple doesn’t leave room for any other color in this photo. 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!
Positive Motivation Tip: Purple is the color of spiritual openness at a high vibrational level. It is a strong, cleansing presence. Enjoy it.
PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos from my personal collection.
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