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One Word Photo Challenge – Eminence

Jennifer Nichole Wells One Word Photo Challenge for this week has an interesting color: Eminence!


I love these shades of deep purple and lavender! Some of my favorites!

Purple Phlox from my garden this summer

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Here is my plum-colored doily I crocheted this summer.


I had to share the poem by Jenny Joseph, called, “When I am Old,” because it talks about the color “purple.”

When I Am Old

by Jenny Joseph

When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat that doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me,
And I shall spend my pension
on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals,
and say we’ve no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I am tired,
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells,
And run my stick along the public railings,
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick the flowers in other people’s gardens,
And learn to spit.
You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat,
And eat three pounds of sausages at a go,
Or only bread and pickle for a week,
And hoard pens and pencils and beer mats
and things in boxes.
But now we must have clothes that keep us dry,
And pay our rent and not swear in the street,
And set a good example for the children.
We will have friends to dinner and read the papers.
But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me
are not too shocked and surprised,
When suddenly I am old
and start to wear purple!

Thanks for checking in with me today. I sure enjoyed talking about the color purple!

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About Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves writing paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Faery Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community on November 2017, and in 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. Learn more about Colleen on colleenchesebro.com.
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  2. Beautiful detail in the doily and I love the lighting on the flowers. The poem goes perfectly. Thank you so much for sharing.

  3. I love purple and have loved that poem for a while. Apart from the brandy, I think I’ll happily go with the rest. Love the doily…

  4. Your phlox and doily are beautiful. I loved the poem. I had to chuckle. No, I’m not there yet, and my children pray I never get there.

  5. Purple is my fave colour Colleen, lovely poem to go with it too! 🙂

  6. Purple…the color of royalty and elegance. We are never too old for that. ☺

  7. Your purples are vibrant. I love that poem!! I had a copy of it framed and hung on my wall as an anthem to aging. 🙂

  8. The colour purple is my favourite too – and I love the doily you have made 🙂

  9. Great photos, the doily is beautiful! I love the poem you shared too – it pretty much summed up what I’m looking forward to. It’s like “I’m here world, ready or not!”

  10. Absolutely gorgeous purples 💖

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