Tag Archive | purple

Floral Friday Fotos: Prideful Purple Coneflowers

Echinacea purpurea (L.) Moench

Eastern purple coneflower, Purple coneflower

A popular perennial with smooth, 2-5 ft. stems and long-lasting, lavender flowers. Rough, scattered leaves that become small toward the top of the stem. Flowers occur singly atop the stems and have domed, purplish-brown, spiny centers and drooping, lavender rays. An attractive perennial with purple (rarely white), drooping rays surrounding a spiny, brownish central disk.

The genus name is from the Greek echino, meaning hedgehog, an allusion to the spiny, brownish central disk. The flowers of Echinacea species are used to make an extremely popular herbal tea, purported to help strengthen the immune system; an extract is also available in tablet or liquid form in pharmacies and health food stores. Often cultivated, Purple Coneflower is a showy, easily grown garden plant.

Unfortunately, this flower garden is not my own, though the photos are!  The coneflowers belong to a neighbor/colleague down the road from our house.  It is an incredible sight!

Thank you for stopping by.  Until next time, TTFN ~ Tamara Eckstadt

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Colors of Your World: A Photo Assignment ~

I just now heard about Karma’s photo assignment, and it’s due in less than an hour.  I need to pay more attention!  Here’s what Karma says:  “Choose a color that you are drawn to. Post at least 3 photos (can be more if you like!) that feature this color in some way. Tell me what it is that draws you to this color. If you’d like, take it a step further and do a little research like Joanne did and find out some of the psychology of your chosen color.” 

Well, considering I’m all about color, I couldn’t pass this up, even if there was less than an hour to get it in under the wire!  My favorite color is, and always has been, purple.  I think some of it stems from my childhood when I was in love with the flavor grape.  Add to that the fact that I was pretty much brought up with lilacs in and around my house when I was at a child.  The grape flavor and the scent of lilacs has deeply imprinted purple into my psyche.

The Color Psychology of Purple

    • Purple is the symbol of royalty and wealth.


    • Purple also represents wisdom and spirituality.


  • Purple does not often occur in nature, it can sometimes appear exotic or artificial.

Well, I don’t know if the “psychology” fits me, but I sure could go for a grape popsicle about now!

Hope you enjoyed my visit with purple!  Thanks for stopping by, and feel free to come again!

Until next time, TTFN ~ Tamara

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Color of Your Choice, Pick One Color ~

It seems we’ve been all about colors in the past few weeks.  Here’s where we get to choose one color and share it with you through photography.   Although I adore the color red, I chose purple this time ~ as it reminds my of my favorite Spring time flower… the lilac.  Spring can’t come soon enough for me!

How could I quilt without this necessity?

How could I quilt without this necessity?


Purple quilted fabric

Purple quilted fabric

Purple pansy painting

Purple pansy painting

Purple flowers painted on pots

Purple flowers painted on pots

Purple heart boxes

Purple heart boxes

I’m already looking forward to next week’s challenge!  I hope you are too!  Thanks for stopping by.

Until next time, TTFN ~ Tamara Eckstadt