Saturday, May 23, 2015

Purple!!


I saw these Texas sage bushes along the side of a street in Paradise Valley and I had to stop to get a photo or two.  These are just green shrubs most of the year but at this time of year they break out in color.


I thought these bushes had an exceptional amount of blooms resulting in almost a carpet of purple/lavender blooms.  It really is my favorite color so drew me in right away.

17 comments:

llandudnopictures said...

You're right, it's a purple carpet... fantastic!

Thérèse said...

The colors is beautiful but isn't it a little bit too much? :-)

from Madrid said...

Marvellous picture!

Tomás.

Mo said...

What a fabulous display, are they perfumed?

Andy said...

Nice one. Purple makes me think of Steve Urkel

Fotolosopher said...

Purple is one of my favorite colors! These things are really lush! A joy to behold!

Judy said...

Wow! That is a riot of color. Don't you wish that they were in bloom all year!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh la! Purple passion, j'adore!

Roseann said...

We have these bushes in Tucson also but they are kept so trimmed that we have almost no blossoms at all. I wonder how 'yours' are trimmed so nicely
AND still bloom so beautifully.... Lucky you.

cieldequimper said...

That's a dream! Is that what is referred to in the novel 'riders of the purple sage'? Funnily enough, I had never looked it up, it is gorgeous!

Kate said...

It would be difficult to find a visual image that could surpass the beauty of these blooms!

RedPat said...

W ow - spectacular!

William Kendall said...

Beautiful indeed!

Randy said...

That is some stunning color.

Karl Demetz said...

Great pictures, Sharon, so beautiful !

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.”
― Alice Walker, The Color Purple

You'd have to be extremely unobservant not to notice those!

Kathy said...

I'm not sure I've ever seen Texas sage quite this full of bloom. Some of those spring rains you received have had some good effect!