Saturday, March 07, 2009

Round Robin Challenge: The Color Purple!

"I think it pisses off God off it you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it."

-Alice Walker

RRC: The Color Purple
Suggested by Vicki, of the blog, Maraca

Ahh yes... the color purple. I LOVE purple. I just bought myself a new purple sweater, it is a great color for spring. :) I thought about painting my living room purple a couple years ago because of how calming it is to be around. Alan won that argument, and since he has to live with it too, we compromised on egg shell colored walls, but I got to put some purple accents here and there. Some dark purple shades for our funky lamps, and some big comfy pillows... purple of course. :) We are going to redo the decor in the bathroom this spring, and I have had my eye on a gorgeous purple bath rug and a fabric shower curtain with purple butterflies and dragonflies. Purple is the color of my moment.

Last week, when I visited the Conservatory of Flowers, the color purple was everywhere...

There... that's my experience with the color purple! How about you? Did you play the Round Robin challenges this time around?

Look who did play....

1. Vicki... Maraca

2. Monica... Click Shots

3. Carly... Ellipsis

4. Karen... Outpost Mavarin

5. Jessica... QuickSilver Dreams

6. Gattina... Keyhole Pictures

7. Jama Hameed... Sweet Dreams

8. Nancy... Nancy Luvs Pix

9. Sherrie... Sherrie's Stuff

10. Sandra... Strong Chemistry

11. Gwenlyn... GreenChair

12. Robinella... Robinella's

13. Molly Mavis... Visual Dialogues

14. TJ...TJ's Photo Expression

15. Suzanne R... Suzy Q421's Photo Blog

16. Mary... Work of the Poet

17. Connie... Far Side Of Fifty Photos

18. Marina... Milepebbles

19. Wammy... The Ellis Family Cincinnati

20. Terri... Ways I See The World

21. Julie... Julie's Web Journal

22. Linda... Mommy's Treasures

23. Marina... Visual Chronicle
**Welcome New Member** - Posted!

24. Teena... It's all about me!

25. Valerie... Rosemary's Other Baby

26. Liz... Colour Contrast Continuity

27. Ellen b... The Happy Wonderer

Thanks Vicki... this challenge was purplicous!

There is still time to play along! Just pay a visit to the official Round Robin blog, and leave us all the pertinent information. You know... those three little things we ask for each time you play! If you can't make it today, you can post your entry anytime between now and next Saturday. Come on and join us, won't you?

- Carly
Shades Of Purple
Conservatory Of Flowers
Winter 2009


Monica said...

Everytime I visit the beautiful conservatory in Tacoma, I always tell my husband how much I miss the one in SF. You got some beautiful flowers and I am now green with envy! Purple is a color that I find comforting, cheerful and spring like.

Loved the flowers


visualdialogues said...

Great captures....they are vibrant! You did well!

Have you had a chance to see what I did with this theme?

I value your input & comment. Have a good weekend.

Sherrie said...

Hi Carley,
Love your purple! Flowers are so nice in purple! They just seem to shine and shout to look at me!! Have a great day!!


P.S. Mine is posted:

TJ said...

I would have gone with you! Beautiful plave I am sure and what a great place to capture purples!!
Thanks for the prompt and it was fun.

Wammy said...

I want some of each of your purple flowers in our yard. They are beautiful!

Teena in Toronto said...

Gorgeous purples!

I love purple!!

I played too :)

ellen b said...

Hi Carly! I have some walls in my house painted purple. Darn I forgot to post those. I love your purple flower shots and your quotes :0)
I got my act together for purple and even posted this time around.
Have a great Saturday!

barrettmanor said...

Oooh....lots of lovely flowers. Not much in bloom in my neighborhood yet.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Lovely, especially that first is stunning! :)

Suzanne R said...

Beautiful purple flowers! It is cheering me up to see all this purple -- it reminds me of Spring, which I hope will be here soon!

Nancy said...

Gorgeous flowers Carly! (I decided not to post my various purple know, don't wanna "show you up!"

Here's mine:


Gattina said...

Very beautiful flowers ! although puple is not really my favourite color, lol !

marina said...

beautiful, beautiful flowers!

Jessica said...

That's the great thing about living alone, Carly. If you want purple walls, you get purple walls...mine are sapphire blue at the moment, it changes about twice a year...Great purple shots for the challenge though.

IndigoSunMoon said...

Oh Carly...these pictures are absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!

MyMaracas said...

Gorgeous! I had hoped to find time to get to a green house in search of purple flowers too, but never did. These are fabulous.

Jama said...

I see some beautiful purple here, I like the last picture, a great combination of the orchid hybrid.

Liz said...

Gorgeous exotic flowers. Very regal purple.

Karen Funk Blocher said...

Those shots aren't just pretty - they're intriguing. All those shapes and patterns and colors!

Don't mind me - I'm playing catch-up tonight!