I took this photo of these beauties yesterday and although not a purple person I love these huge aliums they always make me smile.
They must have been about 10" (25cm) in diameter and 4 ft tall. But as I couldn't manage to carry them home on the train I stole a photo instead.
I'm having a chill in' weekend and I hope you have a good one too but first hop over to see Annie at http://wipso-astitchintime.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/this-weeks-smilesweek-75.html?m=1
if you are feeling blue it might just cheer you up and go anyway if you're not guaranteed to raise a smile.