A splash of purple

by | Jun 8, 2011 | Uncategorized | 5 comments

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


  1. lifeonthecutoff

    What a great quote, Juliet, and how vibrant the lassiandra is. They don’t grow well here, so, it is a treat to see this so late at night as I finish up some work and a stop at your blog.

  2. juliet

    Thank you Penny. I just went to the bank, and stood behind a woman wearing a purple scarf and top. We had a lovely conversation about the colour purple, which she said she loves. In our wintry weather, she looked radiant in it. What a pity the lassiandra doesn’t grow so well where you are.

  3. anissa ljanta

    he he – love that stroppy quote from Alice Walker! i am enjoying the gentle scent of early jonquils we got from our orchard yesterday…brings back so many childhood memories.

  4. juliet

    Hi Anissa, thanks for visiting my blog. I love that jonquil scent too.

  5. Joan

    For some reason I can never remember the name of these gorgeous purple flowers. We had them in our farm garden but the Waikato winter would knock them back each winter. Lassiandra. How will I store that in my brain. Love the quote.


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