I think of spring as being a season in flux, constantly shifting between the coolness of winter and the warmth of summer. Purple flowers, part warm red and part cool blue, reflect this indecision.
Cheery little phlox flowers blossom in profusion when spring arrives.
Tall, graceful penstemon pull in passing pollinators.
Gentian’s purple flowers trumpet their presence in bold notes.
Iris flags flutter in the wind, signaling in White-faced Ibises.
A brush against a purple sage shrub sends its minty scent into the wind, forever reminding you of spring.
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15 thoughts on “Purple flowers of spring: LAPC & SC”
Beautiful post. I’ve never thought of purple flowers that way, but it makes sense. I love them more than pink ones, more personality 😀
Thanks, Sofia! Yeah, I like purple better too. 🙂
I also never thought of purple as being so transitional lie this – very cool and warm idea !!
Thanks! Glad you liked it. 😁
Well I must admit I’d never thought of that Siobhan but you make a good case for it! Hope spring has sprung in your world! Your purple blossoms are beautiful. Now I need to get on the hunt for purple here. I think the wisteria counts for sure although most of the azaleas are pink. Hmmm….
Thanks, Tina! I just thought of why purple flowers might symbolize spring while putting together the post. 😁 I love wisteria flowers.
Beautiful photos, I especially liked the second one with the butterfly.
Thanks, Miss Andi! I was lucky to see it right outside my kitchen window. 🦋
Great photos, well done.
Thanks so much, John!
An interesting idea about the colour purple, which is one of my favourites 💜 I tend to associate yellow with spring, primarily because of daffodils and celandines, but you make a good case for purple with these lovely examples!
Thanks, Sarah! Purple is cool and warm at the same time. 🙂
As a fellow nature lover, I completely agree with your reflection on the beauty and uncertainty of spring. The way the season seamlessly transitions from the chilliness of winter to the warmth of summer is truly magical, and the gorgeous purple flowers that bloom during this time capture that essence perfectly.
I love how you highlighted the unique qualities of each flower, from the delicate and cheerful phlox to the majestic and eye-catching gentian. The penstemon’s gracefulness and the iris’s fluttering flags are also sights to behold.
And let’s not forget the delightful scent of purple sage! It’s amazing how the fragrance of a single plant can evoke such powerful memories of springtime.
Overall, your words beautifully capture the essence of spring and its fleeting yet unforgettable beauty. It’s a season that reminds us to appreciate the small but significant wonders of nature and to cherish the moments of transformation and growth that we experience in our own lives. 👍👏👌😊
Wow! Thank you so much for taking the time to notice the little details of my post. 😀