'purple with a red hat'

Although Jenny Joseph who wrote the poem WARNING died in January this year, her memory lives on through such lovely ladies as these who do love to dress in purple with red hats.

"When I am an old woman
I shall wear purple
with a red hat
which doesn't go...."

I saw these ladies at Norfolk Lavender and, seeing that they had finished their refreshments, I approached their table and explained my interest in WARNING and purple - and red - and asked for a photo.

They were all very happy, enjoying themselves which is the aim of the Red Hat Society.

"Live, Love, Laugh
Or - how to grow old disgracefully..."

Must see if there is a chapter near me.

You can read the whole poem:
http://365project.org/quietpurplehaze/365/2018-01-14
Wish there was a group of 'red hats' near me!!
posted June 21st, 2018  
What a wonderful find at the tea rooms and all willing to be photographed, your images are beautifully captured and presented, in Lincolnshire we had a saying "red hat no D****" so be very careful which society you join Hazel:)
posted June 21st, 2018  
Was just going to say you should join Hazel! Sounds a fun group to be part of! I never knew that poem had a title of Warning but I do love it! Love this collage of the red hat ladies!
posted June 21st, 2018  
Lovely and such an unforgettable poem ...I wear lots of purple but still feel quite young really.......ish!!
posted June 21st, 2018  
Love the poem and your collage is great
posted June 21st, 2018  
What a fun group to belong too.
Lovely colourful collage
posted June 21st, 2018  
For years I have loved that quirky poem ! and you have composed a superb collage to frame these ladies -- FAB and a FAV :)
posted June 21st, 2018  
Lovely collage and captures Hazel. These ladies always look like are having fun when they are out together.
posted June 21st, 2018  
A lovely collage
posted June 21st, 2018  
Such a wonderful collage matching the poem. This is really celebrating life! Love the Lavender too :-)
posted June 21st, 2018  
Great shots in this nicely presented collage
posted June 21st, 2018  
bep
Beautiful shots, Hazel. I saw this poem on 365 earlier; love it!
posted June 21st, 2018  
Nicely presented :)
posted June 21st, 2018  
Great collage! @casablanca brought your portraits to my attention. I find it so brave of you to go up to people and ask them if you may take their photo! Is their a learning curve?
posted June 21st, 2018  
@jacqbb

Jacqueline, thank you for your visit and comment. I admit I have never found it really brave to ask folk for a portrait. I have photographed 146 strangers now and around 10% of that number have said no thank you, their right and I accept that. I've met some lovely people and heard some amazing stories. @casablanca
posted June 21st, 2018  
@quietpurplehaze Hi Hazel, Thank you for your reply. When my photo’s get a little bit better I will give it a go.
posted June 21st, 2018  
You have captured these purple hat girls beautifully in this collage Hazel :) I belong to a group here so must get a photo on our next outing! You'd love it Hazel so i hope you can find a group near you - or you could always come over and join us!!!! fav
posted June 21st, 2018  
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