I have a bit of obsession with hues and shades of purple going on. Every time we walk to Dumfries town centre up Kingholm Loaning our neighbour’s purple shrubs catch my eye, and I wonder how the old photosynthesis works without green chlorophyll pigments. Obviously those shrubs go by but I am too lazy to google how 🙁 .
Lately they have sprouted brightly coloured young shoots and delicate panicles – and one afternoon I could not help popping out, still in my slippers, to the corner of Glenholm Place, to capture the delightful shades of purple, red, pink and plum.
Most of my recent blog posts swayed towards people and event photography. It has been a few months since any macro pics were featured here. Hopefully, this dash for purple will redress the bias.The web of airy panicles gives the smoke bush its name
The purple-leaved berberis bush also spotted a crown of pinkish red young shoots.
Walking a little further down Kingholm Loaning I saw a purple Buddleia whose sweet fragrance attracted lots of butterflies and bees.
A large hydrangea shrub next door boasts flowers of several purple hues and shades.