The Color Purple: Exotic Flowers, Royalty, Spirituality and Passion

Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple

The theme for this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is ‘purple‘. Purple is a very rare color in nature. The first thing that came to my mind was lavender! But then again, I’ve never been to a lavender field in bloom. So I thought I would be desperate this time and not participate this week.

Then I went through my image collection and found not one but THREE images of purple flowers! Historically and psychologically, the color purple represents royalty, nobility and spirituality. As you can see below, these exotic flowers are truly royal, noble and spiritual…

Lotus is a sacred flower in Hinduism and Buddhism, symbolizing purity and enlightenment. Whereas the ancient Egyptians associated lotus with rebirth, the Sun and creation.

(Edit: Wait…I believe this image below is not a lotus but a water lily!?)

 

Orchid symbolizes beauty, royalty, love and passion.

It is also associated with luxury and perfection.

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Here are other great entries:

http://ceeslifephotographyblog.wordpress.com/2012/07/27/weekly-photo-challenge-purple/

http://theeternaltruth.wordpress.com/2012/07/27/weekly-photo-challenge-purple-2/

http://kitchentangents.com/2011/01/21/strawberry-ricotta-smoothie/

http://withoutstringstied.wordpress.com/2012/07/27/weekly-photo-challenge-purple/

http://ayooutloud.wordpress.com/2012/07/27/weekly-photo-challenge-purple/

http://thethirdeyeworld.com/2012/07/27/purple-pasque-flowers/

http://vastlycurious.com/2012/07/27/weekly-challenge-purple-hmmm-not-one-of-my-colors-so-i-had-to-be-creative/

http://andyinoman.com/2012/07/28/weekly-photo-challenge-purple/

http://shaanthz.wordpress.com/2012/07/27/weekly-photo-challenge-purple/

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30 comments on “The Color Purple: Exotic Flowers, Royalty, Spirituality and Passion

  1. Beautiful … especially Purple Orchid :P

  2. The orchid has an amazing colour. Great pictures. Love purple flowers.

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  4. ayoliag says:

    Second one if my fav! Deep, rich colour!
    P.S. Thankx for the ping back!

  5. Angelia Sims says:

    I’m in love with the lotus. Beautiful photos. :-) Purple flowers are very prestigious.

    • sutira says:

      Hi Angelia. I love it too. BTW, come to think about it, I believe it is actually a water lily, not a lotus!
      Wow, and your entry is stunning!

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  7. Lisa at fLVE says:

    Love the color purple. Great post. Really beautiful pictures, I enjoy it so much. :)

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  9. nuvofelt says:

    Stunning. What glorious purples

  10. autumninbruges says:

    The first shot is amazing!

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  12. Beautiful shades of purple.
    Nice entry
    Isadora

  13. Beautiful colors in these images – Perfect!

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  15. Cee Neuner says:

    Great purple. Thanks for the link!!

  16. adinparadise says:

    What lovely purple flowers for the theme. That orchid is stunning.

  17. They are grand and royal. Beautiful flowers…

  18. restlessjo says:

    I love that middle orchid. Such a deep purple!

  19. Purple exotic flowers appeals to me a lot..! Lovely post..

  20. what a lovely collection which help guide and direct us to peace and joy…thank you

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