Saturday, April 18, 2009

SPH: When The Deep Purple Falls Over Sleepy Garden Walls

Clockwise: Purple storm sky, spring party fork, superball and jacks.
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"This doughnut has purple in the middle, purple is a fruit."
~ Dan Castellaneta

I didn't have a jelly doughnut or any doughnut for that matter and I was trying to think of "purple" things that weren't flowers. Too bad I couldn't go back to Mississippi for this theme.... there, I had a close friend who loved, and I mean.. absolutely adored the color purple. Her house had a deep purple door. Many of her furnishings, afghans, paintings, even her teddy bear collection.. had touches of purple here and there. She wore purple often and it looked wonderful on her. I always envied her that.. purple makes me look like Barney, the purple dinosaur. It is most unlikely that I will ever be one of those lovely white haired ladies with the purple dresses and lavishly trimmed red hats....sigh.

Clockwise: Three purples..Iris...Crocus...Columbine.

"Of columbines, in purple dressed
Nod o'er the ground-bird's hidden nest."
~ William Cullen Bryant

Of course, I couldn't pass up the flowers... there are so many beautiful shades of purple and different varieties... especially now. I love the wild wisteria, the early crocus, the heavenly hyacinth and the hearty iris. When we moved to this house I brought iris from the old house... gold and light lavender varieties. They have been languishing in plastic dishpans at the edge of the preserve... for a full year now.. with no care, just the rain and whatever soil still clings to the roots. But these plants have not only survived, they have multiplied... like rabbits! I must get the area tilled up and plant them... before they decide to bloom!

Lilac Love Posted by Picasa

"I am thinking of the lilac-trees,
That shook their purple plumes,
And when the sash was open,
Shed fragrance through the room."
~ Mrs. Anna S. Stephens, The Old Apple-Tree

Finally, who could forget the lilac, a spring beauty delicate to the eye but with fragrance beyond compare... loved by all... including butterfly and bee. Lilacs are on my list to plant here... right now, I am considering a a trio of lilacs, intertwined into one large bush... three different colors. Purple dreams tonight!

Look for other "purple" Saturday Photo Hunt entries at Tennessee Chick.

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