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Monday, the start of a new week. Let’s start something new, purples that aren’t flowers. Apparently there are lots of purple flowers and as I mostly shoot nature, it’s more difficult for me to find other purples. However, this part of Chicago’s WNDR museum featured a plethora of purple hues.

for Life in Colour: purple

for Six Word Saturday and (for that little touch of purple), Life in Colour: purple

for Life in Colour: purple

Although this has nothing to do with my photo of the heron, I was SO excited to find when I scheduled this post that WP has finally brought back a way to tell whether you have a post scheduled for a certain day! There’s now a small dot below each date that has a post, whether already out or scheduled. Finally!! My scheduling life has just gotten much easier. Dan, you’ll appreciate my joy because I’ve mentioned this lack to you more than once where we’re commiserating about WP issues. 🙂

Happy Tuesday to all of you!

for Life in Colour: purple

for Life in Colour: purple

for One Word Sunday: simple

for Life in Colour: purple

There’s just something about a coneflower.

Monday morning addendum: I see Jo’s calling me out on the pink/purple issue. While I understand where you’re coming from, Jo, I accept the challenge and refer you to the site “40 Shades of Purple“, NOT a site for erotica about kings and other wearers of purple, but where you can see the various, well, shades of purple. To adapt another phrase that had some popularity at one time: One person’s purple is another person’s pink…or vice versa. 🙂

for Life in Colour: purple

for Life in Colour: purple

For Life in Colour: purple

My daughter and I took lots of walks during my visit, often accompanied by wind which finally blew away the clouds of the first several days, revealing the sun, although for this walk you may want a small jacket. You can walk for miles along the path that runs between the beach and multi-million dollar homes…second homes, vacation homes, not primary residences. This one (yes, a single house) has a distinct Italian flair.

The walk continues past more homes, most the same size but in a variety of styles. Behind he beach-side row are another five or six rows up the rather steep hill. Every one has some amount of ocean view. For those prices, you’d expect one!

Waling isn’t the only activity. You can surf, swim, play beach volleyball, or just go fly a kite. There was certainly enough wind on this day.

Besides the flowers in front of the homes, many people have a small section between the walk and the top of the beach where we saw some stunning gardens.

for Jo’s Monday Walk