I am enjoying these #SundayStills blog prompts as it is a nice “light” post and a distraction from the real world which at this moment seems flipping scary. So here is my take on violet to add into the mix that Terry over at https://secondwindleisure.com/photography/sunday-stills-photo-challenge/ runs in her “spare time” amongst moving into a new house! I love that I have found this blogging community and appreciate the challenges as well as the encouragement received.
Given my frugal nature and the rapidly climbing percentage of my media file within word press I went searching for old photos within WP to fill the colour challenge. I was inspired though to use the new photo below as it is such a fabulous capture. Last weekend we were treated to our, hopefully, last blizzard of the year and while it was cold and miserable the crocuses and I were hiding. But over the next 3 days as the weather warmed up we could both be found at ground level. I searched the pasture for just the right conditions and finally was rewarded for the wet knees and cold hands with this photo.
Every one of the group photos below speaks to my heart, inspiring me by past choices and are filled with people and passions that resonate within my soul. So while I did this because of my frugal nature it was a win for me to search back at photos to find the colour violet and note the threads that ran through these photos. Oh I knew I would find lilacs and crocuses, my two favourite flowers, aplenty but I was surprised by the variety of the other photos. Triathlons, quilts, a certain little girl’s bike helmet, my 60th birthday feather boa from a friend, a Remembrance Day wreath and gifts ready for giving. Flowers from Newfoundland, England (Arundel Castle) and Scotland (the Black Kilt) and lilacs from a Saskatoon back alley round out the top 14 pick along with a couple of pictures of rural life. Alas I didn’t really find any sunsets that screamed violet or purple as I have seen them but I had none on file.
“…When I’m feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don’t feel so bad…”
So tell me what are some of your favourite things; violet or otherwise?