Purple…and other topics of critical importance

July 28, 2012

I don’t know whose bright idea it was to stage the opening ceremonies from 9pm to midnight but there you go. I was really excited to watch and so went for a walk in the fields at 8pm to make the time go by faster.

The air was warm, the sky was just turning pinky-gold, the crows were flying back to the pines to roost and a deer in the hawk field didn’t know I walked out into the field for a very long time. I was thinking of the WordPress photo challenge “Purple” and suddenly…there it all was: tons of purple wildflowers all around me.

What’s a girl to do? I gathered a great, big handful and took them home.

I put them in this soft yellow vase and added a stem of golden loosestrife to set the purple off.

In the morning sunshine it all looked wonderful.

Oh, and if you’re wondering, the only way to get the thistle, while impromptu purple wildflower gathering, is with two sharp-ish bits of flint. (That stuff is prickly…OMG)

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5 Comments

  • Reply Myra from GatheringBooks July 28, 2012 at 2:14 am

    Beautiful photo! Love the purple flowers peeking through. Thank you also for visiting and for your kind words. 🙂

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  • Reply Niina July 28, 2012 at 9:41 am

    The bouquet is lovely. The yellow coloured vase is the perfect compliment for it.

  • Reply Imelda July 28, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    I like the spontaneity of this arrangement and how it came to be. 🙂 Thank you for visiting my blog and for your nice words.

    ~Imelda

  • Reply Trish July 28, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    I’m envious of the wild flowers growing so freely and abundantly that you can pick a vase full just by going for a walk. I don’t have flowers like that where I live. I have to grow them myself or pay for them.

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