52 Snapshots of Purple

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Okay, maybe not 52, but it could be! And gray isn’t the only “color” with many shades. I try to stick close to one shade of purple but it is not easy!

I’m not quite sure when or how it happened, but somewhere along the line I decided purple was my color. Perhaps it’s because I heard purple belongs to royalty and I had declared myself queen of the house.

When we decided to start a blog, mom experimented with a lot of colors, like burgundy and blue, but I insisted on purple.

Supervising my blog

Supervising my blog

And we didn’t choose purple because it’s mom’s favorite color, because it’s not. Mom’s favorite color is green. Or blue. She’s not really sure. She always thought it was blue until we moved here. She says there are so many beautiful green pastures and hills that give her such a peaceful feeling that she’s decided green must be her favorite.

But back to me and purple. We’ve been seeing our blogging friends join a hop from The Lazy Pit Bull called 52 Snapshots of Life since the beginning of the year. We’ve never joined in, but when I saw that this week’s theme is purple, well, you know I had to join.

One of my purple toys

My ID tag

My ID tag

My bird feeder

My bird feeder

When I asked mom why purple is associated with royalty, she said she didn’t know so we had to do some research. Wow, who knew there could be so much history about a color!

As early as the 15th century BC, the purple of royalty was made in Sidon and Tyre, two cities on the coast of ancient Phoenicia, from the mucous secretion of a snail called the spiny dye-murex. It took thousands of these little creatures and a long, expensive process to make a small amount of dye. The color became known as Tyrian purple, which could range from bright crimson to a dark purple, depending on the type of snail and how it was made. Purple is a combination of red and blue and can be made by combining a lot of different things, but this Tyrian purple and it’s expense is what originally associated it with royalty.

My new carrier for my trip to BlogPaws! It looks a little blue in this light but it is very purple.

My new carrier for my trip to Blogpaws! It looks a little blue in this light but it is very purple.

Here I am in my new purple harness. This is my official entry in 52 Shapshots of Life: Purple!

Here I am in my new purple harness that matches my carrier above. This is my official entry in 52 Snapshots of Life : Purple!

Purple is associated with individualism and the unconventional. It is the major color that occurs the least frequently in nature and was the first color to be synthesized. It became much less expensive to buy purple dyed fabrics after a young English chemist accidentally created a synthetic purple compound while attempting to synthesize the anti-malaria drug quinine in 1856. He patented the dye and made a fortune.

May you have a prosperous day!

Christy Paws

You can read a lot more about the history of purple here:

Wikipedia
Why is the Color Purple Associated with Royalty?

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31 Responses to 52 Snapshots of Purple

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  4. Cathy Keisha says:

    Whoa! I didn’t know that about purple although I’d been told how royalty becomes me. TW and Plush CK can’t wait to meet you at Blogpaws.

  5. Love the facts to go along with this week’s photo challenge!

  6. That’s some very interesting facts! And purple looks lovely with the kitties especially the blue eyes. Can’t wait to meet you at BlogPaws! Love Dolly

  7. Mee-yow yur pawsum in purpull Christy!!!
    Mee too luvss thee purpull as mee iss a Purrince….mee finkss many of us here are royalle an purpull luvverss…maybe wee should start a group mew mew mew….
    Luv yur carrier an matchin harness….Go ROCK thee werld Christy!!
    Luv an **nose kissess** Siddhartha Henry an LadyMum

  8. Kitties Blue says:

    Most of the ladies at our house favor purple as well, including our mom. She has two favorites, purple and aqua. Calista Jo favors pink. Mauricio is indifferent. Mom is so excited to hear that she’ll be meeting you at BlogPaws. Hope you’ll be joining us for Sunday Selfies. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  9. the purple is just lovely next to your fur! My favorite color is green also….if you notice, my blog theme has green AND purple 🙂

  10. You look plum beautiful in purple! ♥

  11. paws4moment says:

    You have really pretty eyes and lovely pictures. The humans favorite color is purple.

  12. You look great in purple, Christy ! We learned interesting things about your favorite color today ! Purrs

  13. Emma says:

    You have to meet up with my sister Bailie at BlogPaws since she is a purple girl too. She likes kitties and hangs out with cat bro Bert all the time.

  14. You sure look great with purple , Christy Paws !
    My favorite color is purple too 🙂

    XOXO

  15. I think we might have the same harness! It’s definitely the same colour 🙂

  16. Bev Green says:

    Purple suits you perfectly..it is one of my fave colours and is said also to be linked to spiritual people 🙂 so maybe you also have a spiritual side to you sweetie 🙂 loves Fozziemum xx

  17. Summer says:

    Purple is one of my human’s favorite colors.

  18. You look fabulous in purple!
    Purrs,
    Pearl

  19. Your furs are so beautiful with purple!

  20. What a pawsum posty. We luv purrple and so we use a lot of purrple and blues (cuz of meez eyes) on meez bloggy. and OMC weez sure hope weez find a way to get to BlogPaws so weez can meet you. Paws cwossed and purrayers we find a wide or da gween papers. Hav a pawsum weekend.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

  21. You look simply gorgeous in your purple harness and carrier…it is definitely your color 🙂 Purple is one of my 2 favorite colors too (pink is the other).

  22. Christy, purple is my favorite color. I think it looks good with my black furs. ~Ernie

  23. Ellen Pilch says:

    I live all the purple things you have. I wish I was going to Blogpaws so I could meet you.

  24. da tabbies o trout towne says:

    Christy; indeed purple is the color of royalty; I would so know, being queen of trout towne….ok, so maybe I dont own one thing in purple, but you look FABulous in this color and I DO think mom needs to buy you several tiara’s with diamonds and amethyst….my stars can you imagine the brilliance !! hugs girl from dai$y =^..*=

    heerz two a popeye catalufa kinda week oh end ♥♥♥

  25. Purple is one of mom’s favorite colors too – she likes green and purple. Purple really looks great on you Christy, and soon you will have a nice purple flower to add to your purple collection! 🙂
    Looking forward to meeting you at BlogPaws!!!

  26. Purple is your color Christy Paws!

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