Life in Colour

It seems that my idea to split Purple and Violet into separate months is causing confusion and anxiety throughout the blogging community [🤔]. As with any colour we all perceive them differently and add to that the calibration of your monitor or phone screen I suspect it is unlikely that any of us are seeing the same colours!

To try and help matters and because I don’t want to alienate or upset anyone who reads my blog I am declaring May open to whatever shade of purple or violet you wish to share. But violet will still have its own month, mainly because I can’t come up with another colour! But by then hopefully you will have all forgotten and forgiven me the traumatic beginning to May 😂

Darker shades

Lighter tints

Maybe these palettes will help!

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 🙂