Sunday, May 16, 2010

Clematis Shadows

I can't resist the immediate thrill of posting this photo of the clematis my neighbor brought me last night. She knows I love to arrange the flowers that arrive from her garden in vitamin jars, cans and juice bottles. Late this afternoon I lost myself in admiring the individual flowers with my camera. That rich purple ... those textures and shadows!

I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.

-- Alice Walker, The Color Purple (1982)

The photo was taken 5/16/10. Click on image to enlarge.

4 comments:

Vesper de Vil said...

I love the shadows on the petals.... I'm wearing that shade of purple right now.

Christine said...

Hi, Vesper -- it is a gorgeous shade. Royal!

Deborah Batterman said...

And speaking of purple, some Irises bloomed on our property for the first time this spring. I love these surprises. I planted bulbs, given to me by a mutual friend of ours, about a year and a half ago. So -- let these shared flowers speak their own language.

Christine said...

Hello, Deborah! Irises ... one of my favorite flowers. Each seems to have its own dialect.