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!?)

 

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