September 10, 2010

The Color Purple

Wisteria

Lavender

Figs in late August

Lavender shutters

Spring Garlic

Day at la Pépinière

Village Vineyards in August

December Sunrise

Wisteria at Chateau Ventenac

Tasting at Château Combebelle


Rich and regal, strong and saturated; purple has always been my favorite color.

Icy wisteria hanging in clusters.
Deep purple figs plucked from the trees and unavoidably squashed underfoot. 
Shutters in a light shade of violet always capture my attention.
Ripening grapes thriving on the vines.
Amethyst tinted garlic, lush, juicy plums and heavy globes of eggplant.
Pale violet skies at sunset.
A glass at the end of the day.  Santé!

Its presence is appreciated all year, but these last days of summer are infused with all shades of purple, violet and lavender.  So gorgeous. Pin It

30 comments:

Louise said...

Ah such a beautiful post. Purple is my favourite colour too, and I appreciate these lovely purple gifts throughout the year as well

Mary said...

Beautiful. Thanks for the photos. Purple is my "signature color" in clothing, though perhaps not in décor. Loved the "glycines" when I was in France last April. Wisteria is, for once, perhaps a prettier word.

Anonymous said...

Well done! Those photos are so beautiful, I could cry. Missing France so much right now: thanks for sharing!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Great photos, that sky is stunning. Diane

Jean said...

Lovely pictures !!
I love purple.
(word verification is "dinge", possibly the opposite of purple!)

croquecamille said...

Gorgeous! I think this might be my favorite of your color photo posts so far.

Harika said...

Amazing photos, beautiful post!

Nadege said...

Lovely!

Susan said...

The photos you've posted are so beautiful - actually, the word that comes to mind is Luscious! I can almost smell the Wisteria! Thank you for the treat.

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

I love Purple too! And I agree with all the comments, your photos are fantastic, your blog is looking brilliant.

Ken Broadhurst said...

I agree, beautiful pictures.

Andi said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos, just beautiful!

Becca said...

These are some of the most wonderful photos I have ever seen. Absolutely lovely.

Jeanette said...

absolutely beautiful pics...thanks for sharing!

Cathy said...

Beautiful photos, Loulou. Thanks for sharing.

squirrelbread said...

a lovely collection. and with purple being your favorite color, you certainly picked an appropriate place to live!

cheers,

*heather*

Chez Loulou said...

Wow! Thank you everyone for such wonderful comments!
Glad you enjoyed the photos.

kimberly at mimicharmante said...

I am absolutely THRILLED that you followed me on twitter so that I could find you - I will now be living vicariously through you my friend. LOVE your blog~
Have a fabulous rest of your week,
bisous

Holly Bruns said...

Beautiful. I particularly like the last one!

Tammy said...

Absolutely breath-taking group of photos, really sets a particular mood! Thank you very much for sharing all this beauty...

I'm not ready for autumn.

Olive and Branch for the home said...

Really, lovely photography!

Olive and Branch for the home said...

Really, lovely photography..

sarah said...

nice collection of purples!

Chez Loulou said...

Kimberly
I've been reading your blog for ages and never realized that you were on Twitter. Look forward to getting to know you better. :)

Chez Loulou said...

Holly, Tammy, Olive and Sarah
So glad you enjoyed the Purple photos. Thank you for all of your wonderful comments!

Tammy - I am ready for autumn! My favorite time of year! :)

emiglia said...

Wow Loulou.... that's gorgeous!

Forest said...

i know it's already been commented - but absolutely stunning series of purple pics!

Chez Loulou said...

emiglia
Thanks for letting me know how much you enjoyed them!

Forest
Merci! I'm a big fan of your site and appreciate you taking the time to comment.

Fifi Flowers said...

GORGEOUS post!!!
J'adore your blog header... would love to paint it.. do you mind?

Chez Loulou said...

fifi
So glad that you like it! Thanks.
No, I don't mind if you painted it. But I would love a copy if that's ok. :)