Monday, April 18, 2016

Purple April

I associate the month of April with the color purple. For one thing, lots of the flowers that bloom this month are various shades of violet and purple. Look at this iris blooming by the backyard fence--isn't it pretty? And the wisteria is almost done blooming. I never can get photos of that, but huge swaths of it cover trees all over the place in early April. It smells heavenly.

Then there's my mom's birthday (another good Aries, Rachel!) that falls right in the middle of the month. Purple is her favorite color. I went to have lunch with her and my dad on the day, and I preordered a birthday cake for her from the bakery down the street. It was a 6 layer yellow cake with chocolate fudge icing. Mom likes chocolate. And since she loves the color purple so much, I had it decorated with purple violets. Again, isn't this pretty? (It was delicious, too!)

I also found this canvas tote bag for her, which she loved. We had a nice day together.


  1. Well happy birthday Jennifer's mom

  2. You seem to be a week or so ahead of us. Our Irises are still forming their heads, and the Wisteria is only half out. Otherwise on the purple front, we have masses of Honesty flowers; I wonder where they came from?

  3. Happy Happy Birthday Jennifer's Mum !
    Let there be Cake !
    And there was. I love the decoration on the cake.

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

  4. The cake looks lovely; purple and yellow are very pretty colours together. Mothers are precious - Happy birthday! Greetings Maria x

  5. Nice shot of the bearded iris. I also enjoyed all the purple. You must have made your mother very happy on her birthday.

  6. Lovely presents! And so interesting to learn how different people perceive a month in a different manner. If I were to associate April with a colour, I am not sure whether it would be yellow - as in the yellow tulips, forsythia and daffodils out at this time of the year in my area - or the blue of the forgetmenots which are so lovely right now. The cherry tree in front of my window and many orchard trees are covered in white blossoms, so that could be this month's colour, too.
    In May, purple is very much present here, mainly in the shape of lilac who comes in white, lilac and purple.

  7. Beautiful colours Jennifer. I love that bag. We have lots of white blossom out at the moment. Many birthdays at this time of the year, only the best!

  8. As Jimi Hendrix sang,
    "Purple haze all in my eyes
    Don't know if it's day or night
    You got me blowin', blowin' my mind
    Is it tomorrow, or just the end of time?"