Thistles add quite a bit of purple to the native grasses and wildflowers that thrive here in the Midwest.  Before I started carrying my camera with me everywhere, I never noticed this particular variety.  Now, they’re one of my favorite things to capture.  This series was snapped during the “golden hour” while out on a […]

Roughly nine months out of the year, there are beautiful wildflowers in bloom here Somewhere-in-the-Middle-of-the-USA.  The purple coneflower may be my favorite of them all.  Here is a shot of one in bloom in my backyard garden. You Might Also Enjoy: Butterfly on a Coneflower Purple Coneflower Wordless Wednesday:  How Shutterbug Sage Works in the […]

At least I think this is a bluet.  After looking through all of the blue, purple, lavender and violet wildflowers in Kansas, a bluet was the closest thing I could find to this flower, although the center of my flower is a bit different than the bluets pictured.  These delicate beauties are all over Lake […]

No matter how passive/aggressive the spring, I can count on the parsley, sage, and oregano to return in my garden.  I can also count on these pretty purple weeds.  Thankfully I was able to get most of them pulled and the soil tilled with the hope of getting good stuff into the garden before much […]

During a walk at the Desert Botanical Garden just before sunset, I captured a purple prickly pear three ways.  What do you think?  Do you have a favorite below? Purple Prickly Pear Photo #1. Purple Prickly Pear Photo #2. Purple Prickly Pear Photo #3. You Might Also Enjoy: Other Desert Posts Other Cactus Posts