March 08, 2011

Color Purple Walk - March 8, 2011

In an effort to keep working toward being a better person, I have decided to focus my daily exercise walks on finding the color purple. Those of you who have followed this blog for a while most likely know how I’m using the term the color purple. I am using it in the sense that it was used in the movie by that name. Essentially, it means noticing the wonderful blessings God has placed all around us instead of walking ignorantly past.

Here they are—photos from my first Color Purple Walk. I took all of these photos while walking a single loop around my neighborhood. I will post the remaining photos from today’s walk tomorrow. It’s not difficult to find the color purple in our neighborhood—living here is a bit of a color purple moment in itself.

Broken urn decoration in the front yard of a neighbor’s house
Mount Massanutten in the distance
Railroad trestle bridge over the east fork of the Shenandoah River
Old Volkswagon Microbus parked on the side of the street
Closeup of the rust and peeling paint on the VW Microbus

The remainder of the day’s Color Purple pictures will be posted tomorrow.


  1. Again. Nice pix. And if I had read this post first, I would have better understood the "color purple" walk.

  2. Thanks! I needed this verse for the day/week/month/year (what can I say, it's been a long decade):

    When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. (Isaiah 43:2, ESV)


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