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Friday, April 17, 2009

Photohunt: Purple

The photohunt theme this week is purple. When my daughter was about 10 she decided she wanted a purple room.
We reached a compromise and I painted a chair and her bookshelf purple. I also painted the window trim on both windows and the door trim purple.
I shot the purple wisteria above at the beginning of a trail near my house on Monday. All of the wooded trails in my neighborhood are starting to have a ton of wisteria.Yesterday when I was at Shelly Lake I noticed that the Wisteria was so abundant it was starting to bring down trees. That's what I call purple power.
I took so many shots of the wisteria on Thursday that I couldn't decide on one shot alone.
To find other purple posters, please visit the home of Photohunters.

59 comments:

Dr.John said...

Beautiful Pictures but our spring is coming. It has to.

ancient one said...

I love Wisteria... but my husband doesn't... he makes sure it doesn't do good in my yard.. but my neighbors have it all in the trees like the shots you posted... I did a post a little while back that was all purple... (I need to look ahead to see what Tnchick is going to have next) Love this post!!

Expat Traveler said...

Wow - I love the Wisteria also! Great finds. I took one easy shot and that was all. :) Have a great weekend!

Mar said...

The purple accents in your daughter's room are beautiful. I love your wisteria shots for the theme!!

Bengbeng said...

didnt realize wisteria can b so beautiful

Yen said...

WOW! Those are beautiful! Love the chair!:)

Napaboaniya-ElaineLing said...

The purple flowers are beautiful and definitely the feel of spring :)
Love the cute little purple furnitures as well :P

Juliana RW said...

that is wonderful purple trees. thanks drop at my ph post

Daryl said...

I love wisteria ... and things purple ... I went through a major purple phase ... nice photos

CRIZ LAI said...

Beautiful flowers Carver. I saw something like that two months' ago when some of our trees over here were blooming in full.

http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

ramblingwoods.com said...

I wasn't going to play, but 5 purple finch came to the feeders for only the second time in 5 years..so I have to post them....Be glad, my daughter wanted pink and we gave it to her..it stayed pink till we moved..LOL...

Annie said...

Great shots! I wanted a purple room when I was a kid too. You worked out a great compromise!

And GMTA with the wisteria. It's a beautiful weed in my yard right now!

Have a great weekend!

ancient one said...

I finally have my photohunt purple up... come laugh along with annie..LOL

juliana said...

wisteria can be invasive but it does look beautiful when in bloom.
beautiful shots

Randi said...

Your pictures are great - I love this colour. The Wisteria is absolutely beautiful! I want to create a Mediterranean-style courtyard in mini-scale and the first plant I´ll buy is a blue Wisteria.
Have a great weekend!

Sarge Charlie said...

Hi Ms Carver, I have a few extra minutes so this comment comes from the high seas. I love purple wisteria . Stop by an see my hot ladies in purple.

Voyager said...

A purple bedroom would be my dream. Hubby would puke though, so it will remain a dream, and I will have to get by with looking at your beautiful wisteria photos.
Signed,
purple-loving V.

Liz said...

My son actually has a dark purple room! I'd forgotten about that! That wisteria is lovely and in such bloom!

Pat said...

All great photos!!

Happy Weekend.

jmb said...

I think you did a great job with your daughter's room Carver. Purple but restrained.
The wisteria is just gorgeous.
Happy weekend to you.

Photo Cache said...

I love wisteria. I have a wimpy one that hardly blooms. That's a beautiful take on the theme.

Leslie said...

Pale purple is one of my very favorite colors. Love your photos for this week. :)

http://lesliesmyers.blogspot.com/2008/12/view-from-sorrento.html

Pretty Life Online said...

perfect catch for today's photohunt theme... mine's up too hope you can drop by.. Happy weekend!

EastCoastLife said...

The wisteria flowers are so pretty, reminds me of the desperate housewives. :)

Happy weekend Carver!

YTSL said...

Oh, so that is what wisteria looks like! Had read about it (it gets mentioned in novels...) but never really knew what it looked like previously. So, thanks, Carver, for showing me! :)

RJ Flamingo said...

The wisteria is gorgeous -- something else I can't grow down here!:-(

This was a great subject for me – hope you’ll stop by!

Bonggamom said...

Wisteria is so pretty when it blooms and when the leaves are lush and green!

Smalltown RN said...

What a wonderful collection of purple.....happy weekend to you my friend...

Barbara H. said...

That sounds and looks like a good compromise on the room. Love wisteria -- wish I had some on my yard!

stan said...

nice overwhelming purple blooms.

Aileni said...

Great pics again.

marites said...

so, that's what it's called..wisteria. it's really pretty and wow, they are so many. I like the purple chair and bookshelf in your daughter's room.

pelfy said...

Wisteria is beautiful. I don't think I have seen it in my country. Heheh...

jams o donnell said...

Great shots. I love the Wisteria, Happy weekend!

Life Ramblings said...

the wisteria flowers are simply stunning. happy weekend.

julie said...

These are lovely flowers? Do you feel like you live with the DH people on Wisteria Lane? Hahaha!

Happy weekend, Carver!

SASSY MOM said...

The purple accents turned out nicely. Love the wisteria blooms. Have a wonderful weekend!

Colin Campbell said...

Lovely photographs.

Sherry said...

I love wisteria. I found a little bit this week but not like all of yours.

http://blondesherry.blogspot.com/2009/04/photo-hunt-purple.html

Melli said...

ROFL! That's funny about your daughter's room! Purple is not even close to the top of my favorite color list - but IF my daughter wanted a purple room... well... you can IMAGINE what I would do! It would be lavender and purple EVERYTHING! LOL!

I DO love the wysteria bushes! (trees)

claudie said...

I think I've never seen a such beautiful wisteria here in France!
Happy PH Carver! And my daughter'room is purple too!

Tara R. said...

Wonderful shots. Love wisteria!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I know when the wisteria is blooming spring is here... the hummingbirds are only a few days away.

Mrs Mecomber said...

I had a purple-painted room before. It's not too bad. ;)

I did purple, too. I hope you have time to see! http://newyorktraveler.net/photo-hunters-purple/

Sabine said...

Lovely purple collection! I like the touches you gave to your daughter's room! :)

Cindy said...

When I was in the 7th grade we lived in a rented house high above Seneca Lake. Unfortunately no one compromised on the "purple room" theme in my room. It was purple. All purple. It was awful.
Lydia In Purple

PowersTwinB said...

I've never seen Wisteria, but it is beautiful! I loved your daughters trimwork! My hunt is up, please come and visit

Amanda said...

Lovely purples. Love the wisteria.

Happy Weekend :)
Amanda

Sandy said...

Great shots and I had a purple room when I was 10
Mine's up, too
http://sandyben.blogspot.com/

Patricia said...

I love the way you compromised with your daughter. =) Purple walls could have been a bit difficult to live with.

The wisteria is just beautiful!

Hope you are having a delightful weekend.

Cindy OFarrell said...

Beautiful purple flowers:) I have a familiar looking flower posted on my blog at http://upcountrysmiles.com called jacaranda.

☆Willa☆ said...

Beautiful flower!! really spring has sprung!!!
PhotoHunt: My Purple CareBear

girasoli said...

Funny, I always wanted a purple room. Now that I own my place and had a chance to paint the walls purple, I ended up just going with a purple comforter and purple sheets instead. I love your daughters room. The flowers are also very beautiful. Nice take on the theme this week.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The wisteria is stunning!

I chuckled when I saw the purple furniture and read about how your daughter wanted her room purple. Very clever compromise!

Arlene said...

I bet your daughter did love her room so much with those purple spots.

I haven't seen any Wisteria here in my place but seen them a lot on photos and i think they are nice...picture perfect blooms.

Heart of Rachel said...

I think your daughter has a pretty room.

I love those purple wisteria. They make a beautiful sight.

Mirage said...

It does appear blooming crazy on your part....purple flowers hanging down, perfect!

PastorMac's Ann said...

These are terrific. Wisteria is lovely. Nice choice for purple.

Dragonstar said...

You found a load of purple! I love the way wisteria grows in your area, it's so pretty.