Violet African Violets
We are coming back inside our warm house again for today’s African violet flower photograph. When I searched for a definition of violet, I found that ‘violet is the color of light at the short end of the visible spectrum, between blue and invisible ultraviolet.’ In the RGB colour mode, violet mixes blue and red light with more blue than red. That looks about right for this photograph. Another fact I learned is that the colour name came from the violet flower. But that sounds a lot like the ‘which came first, the chicken or the egg?’ scenario. That was further confused when I read that the name violet is derived from the latin word viola which means violet. The first recorded use of the colour name violet was in 1370, so we are talking very old chickens and eggs here. I will leave you to ponder this and hope that the rest of your day is as intriguing as I hope this post has been! Flower a Day #520 View all posts on the Home page.
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