My Search for VIOLET
took place over last weekend while visiting my good friend, Laura and her family in Virginia Beach.
could be found in the vegetables in Brian's ever-expanding garden.
Here are some pole beans still on the vine...
...and fresh picked. When they are cooked they turn green and are delicious with a bit of melted butter.
Also from the garden...onions. First in their beautiful translucent skins (almost coppery)...
...and then without the skins...a vivid VIOLET
On the garden tour, I spotted this leaf with VIOLET
Brian's solution to keeping the sweet potato vines trained was to form a sweet potato tunnel! A cool respite from the hot, muggy afternoon.
The sweet potato is a relative of the Morning Glory with flowers spiraling open in the early morning. This one was already dying in the heat of the day.
There are some subtle VIOLETS
in these photos of the sunset that came after a storm. This beach is on the Eastern Shore. We drove over the 20-mile long Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel
just in time to see this beautiful sight.
We then drove into the town of Cape Charles and visited a cooperative craft gallery called the Stage Door Gallery
. Laura fell in love with this little ceramic plate by artist, Vesna Zidovec
. I was so happy to give it to her as a gift and memory of a great weekend together.
Here is the VIOLET
Challenge Fabric. Since Laura and I had so much fun printing with vegetables, I decided to use some to create this design.
I hope you will join in with your own VIOLET
photos. Please post them and leave a comment here or on Jennifer's blog
and we will link to your blog. You have until midnight (Eastern USA time) Saturday, August 17 to post and comment. If you do, you will be eligible to win the Challenge fabric when a name gets drawn from the cap on Sunday morning.
The color VIOLET
reminds Charlton Stitcher
of her very Victorian grandmother. She provides some beautiful and varied VIOLETS
from her travels and a Roy G Biv surprise!
Fiona at Paper Ponderings
explores the senses (especially the sense of smell) as it pertains to books. A lovely bowl of dried VIOLET
petals brings back memories.
Kim at Letting in the Light
made a precious VIOLET
book to celebrate the last color of the rainbow.
Check out Jennifer's
eclectic mix of VIOLETS
...love the yarn bombings!
Visit Lisa at arzigogolare
for a look at her VIOLET
finds from the seaside and view an exquisite sunset over Venice.
Cindi at The Organic Manic
has joined in with her Alaskan VIOLETS.
Maya at Million Little Stitches
found streets of petal strewn VIOLET
and a VIOLET
and purple are Vaastu colors