One Word Photo Challenge: Periwinkle

This weeks One Word Photo Challenge is the color Periwinkle!

Periwinkle is a color in the blue and purple family. Its name is derived from the lesser periwinkle or myrtle herb (Vinca minor) which bears flowers of the same color. This color is also similar to the mint color.

The color periwinkle is also called lavender blue.  The color periwinkle may be considered a pale tint of  blue or a “pastel blue”.

The first recorded use of periwinkle as a color name in English was in 1895.  (Wikipedia)










34 comments on “One Word Photo Challenge: Periwinkle

  1. DG MARYOGA says:

    What a delightful and informative post,dear Linda ! Your extensive analysis on the colour blue and all its hues and nuances is absolutely captivating and so are your photos included !!!
    Have a great week , ((( hugs ))) , Doda 🙂 xxx

  2. rommel says:

    You always learn something new in the blogosphere. Nice share, Linda. I’m colorblind but I’m pretty sure I love this kind of blue.

    • Thank you, Rommel. I am surprised and sorry to hear that you are colorblind. I don’t know much about it other than there are certain colors you can’t distinguish? I’ll tell you one thing, though, it certainly hasn’t affected your photography! Your photos are always amazing! 🙂

  3. sueslaght says:

    Linda I appreciate the variety of photos in your posts. Your diversity is something I really admire not to mention your photographic talents!

    • Wow, thanks, Sue! I appreciate that because sometimes I think becauseI don’t get to travel currently that my photos might be mundane and boring since it’s pretty much all local stuff. I’m glad you like them!

  4. Suzanne says:

    A lovely post – the tray of butterflies takes me back to museum visits with my parents when I was young.

  5. gpcox says:

    Unique – most everyone else just thinks of flowers when they hear periwinkle!

  6. fozziemum says:

    Just gorgeous 🙂 beautiful Butterflies and the lovely Salvias always make me smile 🙂 hugs fozziemum xx

  7. gageier says:

    Liebe Linda einen schönen Dienstag wünsche ich dir Klaus aus Köln

  8. jordanmathew says:

    gift me that car :p I usually prefer bright car colours…and lavender blue is simply awesome 🙂

  9. Great Periwinkles! Thanks so much for sharing, Linda! I especially love the butterflies 🙂

  10. Amy says:

    Thank you so much for explaining the periwinkle! Beautiful color, beautiful post as always!

  11. acasadisimi says:

    What a delightful and informative post,dear Linda!

  12. y. prior says:

    awesome collection – and love the connection to the color challenge 🙂

  13. Su Leslie says:

    Another great collection; the butterflies are particularly lovely 🙂

  14. Aquileana says:

    Hi Linda,

    Gorgeous set of photographs here, very catching to the eye (at first and further sight 🙂 )
    Best wishes to you, Aquileana 😀

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