The purples started life like this:
and gradually as they started to turn fade and gave these lovely purple/ lavender tones - nicer/more interesting ???
Last week I bought Peonies - £6 in Tesco, guaranteed for a week - love how these started off as tight little balls of buds and then burst (slowly! lol) into wide delicate flowers - similar to a waxy tissue paper..
Its inspiring to have the flowers in the house and watch them change... and the colour combinations & shadings that occur naturally. Its the same in the garden - everything is waking up after the winter - some plants are growing nice and quickly - others not so much... I'm a bit of an impatient gardener!