Purple Shadows

Saturday, June 1, 2013

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Dame's Rocket

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Dame's Rocket

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Dame's Rocket

I am blessed with quite a few of these lovely wild purple flowers in my backyard. They range in a very pale lilac, to various shades of purple. I wanted to identify them so I googled “identify wild purple flowers” and came up with a catalog of wild flowers.

Woodland Phlox – Phlox divaricata laphamii

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Dame’s Rocket/Dame’s Violet – Hesperis matronalis
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Two of the photos posted there look very similar and I am not sure which one to select , but because the second series had flowers with buds which looked so similar to my flowers, I am leaning towards the Dame’s Rocket.  I could not upload the photo which I found the most similar to mine so I could not share it with you.

Please note the bottom two photos contain links back to their owners and the photos are on sale at Red Bubble as photos or cards. I also have photos posted their which are for purchase, but since I have been on there for quite some time without a sale I have not made any recent postings and may abandon the site altogether.

This post linked to shadow shot Sunday.

My shadow shot quote for today is taken from the hymn Beneath the Cross of Jesus by Elizabeth Clephane. The first verse goes as follows:
“Beneath the cross of Jesus 
I fain would take my stand; 
the  shadow of a mighty Rock 
within a weary land, 
a home within the wilderness, 
a rest upon the way, 
from the burning of the noontide heat 
and the burden of the day.”

Thank you for your visit.  Take care, stay healthy and God bless!


eileeninmd June 1, 2013 at 7:20 PM  

I love any flower that is purple, lovely images. Great shadow shots. Happy weekend to you!

~✽Mumsy✽~ June 1, 2013 at 7:24 PM  

I can't help you with this! It looks like phlox to me, but then not sure.

They are quite beautiful!

Gemma Wiseman June 1, 2013 at 8:28 PM  

These flowers are so very beautiful! Adore the colour!

Catherine June 2, 2013 at 4:28 AM  

lovely closeups and colours

Teresa Coltrin June 2, 2013 at 8:48 AM  

Very beautiful post!!

Icy BC June 3, 2013 at 7:04 AM  

They are beautiful flowers, Judy, and purple is favorite color!

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