Friday, May 27, 2011


A sense of mystic and royal qualities, purple is a color often well liked by very creative or eccentric types and is the favorite color of adolescent girls.
In Japan the color purple signifies wealth and position.

Purple denotes virtue and faith in Egypt. 
"When I am an old woman I shall wear purple, With a red hat which doesn't go and doesn't suit me, And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves, And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter."
Purple Prose: an elaborately written poem or paragraph in literature.

Born to the Purple: a person who is born into a noble or royal family.

Purple is considered a cool color in landscape design. It's appearance has a calming effect in a garden.

"But, luckily, he kept his wits and his Purple crayon." --from Harold and the Purple Crayon (1955)

In 1999, formal moral majority spokesman Reverand Jerry Farwell, came out publicly against the children's show Teletubbies. He believed that it's character "Tinky-Winky" was gay-- stating that he was purple- the colour of gay pride and that his antennae was triangle shaped- the symbol of gay pride.

Purple Stones: Amethyst, Ametrine, Sugilite, Lavender Jade, Sugilite, Selenite, Iolite, Lavender Quartz, Lepidolite.

Purple represents the planet Jupiter.

How the color purple affects us mentally and physically
  • Uplifting
  • Calming to mind and nerves
  • Offers a sense of spirituality
  • Encourages creativity

February is the month associated with the color purple and the birthstone for those born is February is Amethyst.


  1. Beautiful compositions of color and thoughts!!!
    T.O. Joanne

  2. Beautiful as the first poster said above. Lots of time and effort going into this post! Thank you! You will be seeing a GT crew there today. Wish it was me, but i never get sent there anymore in my PURPLE apron!

  3. Hence Yaa liking for Lilac,Huh!!!!, loved all the Vibrant colour
    Twice in One Day,
    The Wrinklies

  4. How I love lilac and purple too so your photo's are delightful to me. Thank you. wow !!!

  5. What a gorgeously thoughtful posting. Thank-you so very much. When I was little and unaware of social niceties, I always replied that I wanted a purple wedding gown.

  6. You defined purple people as very creative and eccentric - RIGHT - I have her as a friend. Purple backpack when she went hiking and when she was Section Chair she ordered a new Sierra Club banner in purple and white -not the traditional GREEN! Like it too but liked your post more.

  7. Karen Z emailed me:

    Jane, I tried several times to post my comment but was not successful.
    Still wanted to let you know:

    KarenZ types:
    A visual repast.
    My eyes thank you, Jane.
    [and soul too!]

  8. Marilyn emailed me:
    Hi Jane --- What a fun coincidence!! ! - your blog and a couple of us being over at Hoover today. There was a lot of purple around - the marching band, the flag girls, the choir, and the cheer leaders (a whole bunch of them!). There were purple hydrangeas and balloons as well. The band members were quite splendiferous in their uniforms - black pants, rich purple jackets with a broad silver metal piece by one sholder (sort of like something off of a suit of armour).
    I'm really hoping that you and Bob too, of course, will be coming to the reunion as this will probably be the last big one. Joy will be there along with her daughter, Vickie. It would be fun to go to dinner again with the girls like we did before and I would be happy to pick you up. Give it some serious thought. Love, Marilyn