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#503023 - Sun Nov 22 2009 04:27 AM This week's theme is PURPLE.
Copago Offline
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With our own PURPLE FAN being on the sick list I thought we'd have the theme PURPLE for this week.

I look forward to the variety of subjects we see.

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#503024 - Sun Nov 22 2009 07:19 AM Re: This week's theme is PURPLE. [Re: Copago]
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Brilliant idea, Jill and Bonnie will love it!
There is a shop in Flower Market Street that specialises in orchids and lots are purple. I liked this unusual one:
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#503025 - Sun Nov 22 2009 08:10 AM Re: This week's theme is PURPLE. [Re: ren33]
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Copago: oh dear, hope she's going to be ok and that this thread will cheer her up!

Ren: All orchids (my favourite houseplant - since we certainly can't overwinter them outdoors here except for "lady slipper" varieties) are beautiful, but those ones are definitely a "picture in purple". Lovely!

Another flower here. Bougainvillea 'Purple Queen'. Interesting plants, the purple bits you see are NOT petals/flowers, they are bracts (modified leaves). The actual flowers are the yellow things in the middle that look like they could be stamens. There are many plants that exhibit this modification, including the poinsettia.

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#503026 - Mon Nov 23 2009 06:43 AM Re: This week's theme is PURPLE. [Re: Jakeroo]
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Lovely Jakeroo!

I always think this flower is one that the wicked witch would have in her garden.




Edited by Dotb (Mon Nov 23 2009 06:44 AM)

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#503027 - Mon Nov 23 2009 07:29 AM Re: This week's theme is PURPLE. [Re: Dotb]
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Oh Thank You so much for the lovely idea and I look forwards to seeing all kinds of different PURPLE Pictures and things all of you Brilliant people will come up with and I KNOW they will ALL HELP speed up my recovery in No time.
You are all Special and my heart is full of joy and graditude at having such wonderful people in my life.

With All of my PURPLE THANK YOU's

Bonnie xx
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#503028 - Mon Nov 23 2009 08:28 PM Re: This week's theme is PURPLE. [Re: PurpleFan]
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Bonnie: Whew! You can type again (a verrra good sign!)

DotB: if that's one of the Datura varieties, then yes, a witch/warlock would definitely have it in her/his garden. Is it growing in yours?

Another "witch" plant - the purple foxglove (Digitalis). A biennial, so it doesn't always come up in my yard at the same place (which is why my garden looks like heck in the spring - can't pull anything until I'm sure what it is, even if it DOES look like a weed when it first sprouts lol) ...

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#503029 - Tue Nov 24 2009 09:20 AM Re: This week's theme is PURPLE. [Re: Jakeroo]
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What an interesting flower, Dotb! I haven't seen it before. Jakeroo, both your photos are beautiful. The purple really stands out.

Get well soon, PurpleFan! Here's an amethyst geode for you from the Royal Ontario Museum.

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#503030 - Tue Nov 24 2009 09:29 AM Re: This week's theme is PURPLE. [Re: zorba_scank]
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Jakeroo: The flower isn't growing in my garden, it was one I photographed on holiday. I liked the look of it because, even at the time I snapped it, I thought of the wicked witch.

zorba_scank: Thank you, it is an unusual flower. I love the picture of the amethyst.

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#503031 - Tue Nov 24 2009 12:51 PM Re: This week's theme is PURPLE. [Re: Dotb]
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A Purple carnation for a Purple Fan!
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#503032 - Tue Nov 24 2009 01:32 PM Re: This week's theme is PURPLE. [Re: JaneMarple]
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I hope you feel better soon, Purple Fan. I looked for my Spanish fan which has lots of purple, but I can't find it, so here are some purple things on my dressing table.

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#503033 - Tue Nov 24 2009 10:00 PM Re: This week's theme is PURPLE. [Re: lilyalli]
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Ren, that orchid is absolutely gorgeous! How did you resist buying it?
In fact, all the flowers are pretty, what a lovely bouquet for Purple Fan! Get well soon, PF!
Zorba, love your photo of the geode, wow, lovely piece of rock. Isn't the ROM a great place to wander round?
Lily, I love your photo, great composition and lighting, very tranquil.
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#503034 - Tue Nov 24 2009 10:10 PM Re: This week's theme is PURPLE. [Re: MadMags]
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Purple Fan, here is a brightly coloured Costa Rican bus, full of good wishes headed your way!
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#503035 - Wed Nov 25 2009 10:09 AM Re: This week's theme is PURPLE. [Re: MadMags]
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Here is some purple wisteria for the speedy recovery of our Purple Fan.


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#503036 - Thu Nov 26 2009 02:48 PM Re: This week's theme is PURPLE. [Re: szabs]
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Here is a blueberry smoothie for Purple Fan

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#503037 - Thu Nov 26 2009 07:11 PM Re: This week's theme is PURPLE. [Re: minkpenny]
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This is showing at my local theatre. There's a lot of purple in it!
All together now
'Life is a cabaret, old chum.
Come to the cabaret.'
(Well the film cheers me up anyway.)

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#503038 - Thu Nov 26 2009 11:23 PM Re: This week's theme is PURPLE. [Re: martin_cube]
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Zorba: gorgeous geode!

DotB: I have some purple datura seeds in my collection. I'd happily send you some, but I'm not quite sure how to get them to you without being arrested lol (they have hallucinogenic properties apparently)

Jane: love the clove-like scent of carnations. Hope PurpleFan can smell them from there!

Lily: ah-hah! Another purple fantatic in hiding! Those shades go wonderfully well with the dark wood.

.. another flower, this time from my kitchen (northeast window). I think ren's is more interesting (do you know the variety by any chance, ren??) as this is kind of all-one-colour-sorta-boring ...



p.s. just "jake" is fine by me (it's been my nickname by friends - you didn't really think I picked it by myself did you? lol - for 40 years). Please feel free to use it instead of jakeroo : )
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#503039 - Sat Nov 28 2009 07:21 PM Re: This week's theme is PURPLE. [Re: Jakeroo]
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Teddy put on his favourite purple sweater to send best wishes to PurpleFan!


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#503040 - Sat Nov 28 2009 08:21 PM Re: This week's theme is PURPLE. [Re: spanishliz]
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I hope Purplefan enjoys this beautiful artwork. This is a piece of Aboriginal art which my workplace has recently acquired. It will be hung in the entrance hall to my office where I can see it every day. I love this piece and wish it was my own to keep. The goanna in the centre is part of the new logo for our Indigenous Initiatives program which aims improve health care in rural and regional areas.
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#503041 - Sun Nov 29 2009 09:27 AM Re: This week's theme is PURPLE. [Re: MotherGoose]
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How absolutely gorgeous. I see that both dot painting and the goanna are important elements of Aboriginal art. Is this piece acrylic on canvas?
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