This week’s WordPress.com Photo Challenge is Purple.
Purple means something special to me – it was my mother’s favorite color. I can remember picking wild violets in our yard, bringing them in to her when I was small, proudly adding a splash of the color to her day. She especially liked deep purples, but she also loved lavender and lilacs. And she loved the purples of Scotland – the mountains, and the thistle tops, and the color of the heather on Scottish hillsides. And amethysts – amethysts were her favorite stone.
In England, her favorite place was Hampton Court Palace. The favorite palace of Henry VIII, its gardens are fabulous, and laced with purple flowers.
As I walked outside this morning, I paused to take these shots of the delicate purple blossoms on one of my Rose of Sharon trees. A gentle, comforting reminder of Mum.
That’s my purple haze. To see what other bloggers posted for this challenge, click here.