~Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #151: From Large to Small ~

For this weeks challenge I’ve selected the soothing, luxurious tones of purple and lavender. Although it is considered a rarely occurring color in nature, the photos in my archives that are of large swaths of color are in the purple family.

Pacific Sunset (Long Beach, WA – USA)

Born of the blend of two primary colors, purple combines the calm stability of blue and the fierce energy of red.

Crescent Creek Sunset (Willamette Pass, OR – USA)

Purple uplifts the spirits, calms the mind and encourages imagination and creativity. The chair below is one I spend hours in writing, blogging, and reading. It is big enough for two people – or one person and a beagle!

With a nod to creative fun, purple has special meaning on Harriette the Frog that my sister enjoyed riding!

Albany, Oregon Historical Carousel and Museum.

Purple is associated with spirituality, the sacred, higher self, passion, third eye, fulfillment, and vitality. It is said to help one align with the whole of the universe.

Above, Hydrangea in various shades of purple, below a single purple tulip.

Lenten Rose ~ Hellebore ~ Wake Robin

Lavender suggests uniqueness and specialness rather than the deep mystery of purple. Lavender represents beauty and femininity. Light lavender shades have a sacred place in nature, with lavender, orchid, lilac, and violet flowers considered delicate and precious.

From the vastness of a Pacific Ocean sunset to the tiny blossoms of Primrose, Lilac and Sweet Alyssum, purple symbolizes magic, mystery, spirituality, the sub-conscious, creativity, dignity, royalty – and it evokes all of these meanings more so than any other color. 

Thanks to Patti for a stimulating challenge. My source for the meanings associated with purple is: https://www.bourncreative.com/meaning-of-the-color-purple/

Wishing everyone safe travels as we navigate outward once again. Please stay safe.🐾


This entry was posted in flowers, Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, nature photography, pacific northwest, travel, weekly photo challenge and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

12 Responses to ~Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #151: From Large to Small ~

  1. Tina Schell says:

    Beautifully done Lindy – you really DID find purples of all shapes and sizes. I think you were actually the only one who chose the color and you did a wonderful job of showcasing it. Especially loved the tiny flowers at the end.

    • Lindy Le Coq says:

      Thank you, Tina! Your explanation of how you arrived at orange is what prompted me to look into my archives for photos of colors (other than blue!) that were large. I loved your post and enjoy the three monks in their orange robes, sheltered under black umbrellas, every time I see it. Cheers!

  2. pattimoed says:

    Wonderful collections, Lindy. I love your purple chair–a place of inspiration–and the purple skies and water–fantastic.

  3. JohnRH says:

    Beautiful. I love the water drops tulip.

  4. Ralph Becker says:

    Beautiful. Not surprising.

  5. Leya says:

    Absolutely lovely, Lindy! And one of my absolute favourite colours too. The creek is magnificent, and the hydrangeas glorious.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s