A splash of colour is so welcome at this time of the year, as the days grow grey and cool. I was so happy to find this lassiandra flowering when I took my walk.
It was a flower that my mother loved. She had one growing outside the dining room, where she could see it catching the morning sun rays while she drank her cup of tea.
I had a lassiandra in the garden of the first house I ever owned.

Purple is said to be uplifting
calming to mind and nerves
offers a sense of spirituality
encourages creativity
I think it pisses God off if you walk by the colour purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it. â€”Alice Walker