nature

Perfectly Purple

I recently learned that some people see purple flowers as a sign of gratitude. In the Victorian language of flowers, purple flowers were used to denote someone who was thankful (though a purple hyacinth represented sorrow, forgiveness and regret).

More recently, Facebook introduced a purple flower emoticon for Mother’s Day, though only for US users so far.

Regardless of the symbolism, I was certainly grateful for the opportunity to take photographs of these purple beauties. Their darker tones suggest to me that we’re moving from the pastels and bright yellows of spring towards a more colourful summer. I’m looking forward to seeing more colours emerge…

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