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.🐾