Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Searching for Roy G Biv III: Violet Update #2

Pottery from a gallery in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

I'm posting a bit early. I'll be traveling back to Virginia tomorrow after a fabulous vacation visiting family in Sag Harbor, NY and Kittery, Maine. I'll catch up with those of you posting VIOLET photos later on Thursday afternoon.

For those of you new to the Roy G Biv game (searching for the colors of the rainbow)... we are now up to VIOLET. To play along, post up to five VIOLET photos and leave a comment here or on Jennifer Coyne Qudeen's blog. You have through Saturday to post. We'll link to you for a fun and colorful blog hop.

My VIOLETS are from some recent travels including: Staunton, Virginia; Kittery, Maine; and Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Petunias from the Staunton farmers' market.
Cabbages from the Golden Harvest, Kittery, Maine.
Looking into Byrne & Carlson Chocolatiers in Portsmouth, NH.
Lavender discovered after stepping in the door of B & C Chocolatiers.
More delicious confections inside!
An inviting lavender chair outside a colorful restaurant in Portsmouth, NH.
A beautiful urn of petunias.
A crazy large purple ice cream cone in Portsmouth, NH.
Looking forward to seeing all your VIOLET posts!

Jennifer has a fun-filled selection of VIOLETS. I think those VIOLET Kisses would taste great on a real version of my ice cream cone (can you tell that I'm still on an Elimination Diet! :))

Fiona at Paper Ponderings has some enticing thoughts about unbound stories and a path strewn with VIOLET magical!

Maya at Million Little Stitches has a selection of Indian VIOLETS. Love the VIOLET house! I can only imagine a trend like that in Virginia (wouldn't it be fun!).

Lisa at arzigogolare shares some VIOLET views of the Experience Music Project (EMP) Museum. The building was designed by Frank Gehry. What an architectural feat! And as usual, exquisite photos by Lisa.

Sharmon at True Adventures of an Art Addict alternates floral VIOLETS with her exquisite artworks.

Margaret at Charlton Stitcher gives us a VIOLET view of her stitched work and a glimpse of her family holiday.

Mary Ann at Blue Sky Dreaming shares some artful stitched and painted VIOLETS.

The fun doesn't end with VIOLET ! Join in with these colors through the end of 2014:
August 21: Pink
September 18: Black
October 16: White
November 20: Brown
December 18: Blogger's Choice 


  1. Mmm, yummy violets, even those that are not edible! I'll try to post some before Saturday though it's quite unlikely. Need to beat the odds. Very lovely shots, Julie!

    1. Thanks, Ersi. I shot most of these yesterday on a rainy-day trip to Portsmouth. The ice cream cone was a fun find. Hope you are able to post. You also have such lovely photos.

  2. What an interesting color on that ice cream cone! Violet is well represented in many places! I'm still enjoying the search!

  3. Very nice violets, Julie! That gorgeous ceramic bowl catches the eye right away, and the big ice cream cone put a smile on my face!

    1. Had a last minute search yesterday in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The ceramics were in a wonderful craft store. The ice cream cone was a last minute find.

  4. Lovely violets that I may not manage to contribute to - too much going on, but I'll try - and I will have time to enjoy.

  5. Much against the odds, I've found time for a brief little violet post - sorry it's not more but time has run away with me.

  6. What fun to see what shades of "violet" you found on your travels, Julie. I love the look of those cabbage leaves, and the lavender chair against the greenish wall of the restaurant... And that giant ice cream cone is pretty awesome!!