A Word a Week Challenge: Violet

Every week Sue from ‘A Word in Your Ear’ dips into her English Oxford dictionary and picks a word on the page that it falls open at. The challenge is to post a photograph, poem, story – whatever the genre you like best to describe what that word means to you.

This week’s challenge is VIOLET  (click to join in with the challenge)
Color icon violet v2

Roses are red,
Violets are blue
Sugar is sweet
And so are you.

Violet (the colour) sits somewhere between the shades of blue and red. Purple is closer to red, violet is closer to blue and more subdued than purple. So violet can be mauve or lilac or lavender – soft muted shades that lean towards the blue end of the spectrum.

 So here are a few of my violet shades captured in flowers:

(click on an image to enlarge)lilac

Russian Sage (and Globe Thistle)
Russian Sage (and Globe Thistle)
Hardy Geraniums
Hardy Geraniums

and if you have enjoyed these flowers then perhaps you would enjoy visiting Earth Laughs in Flowers for some more 🙂

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

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