Summer splendor.

"Our diet, like that of the birds, must answer to the season.  This is the season of west-looking, watery fruits.  In the dog-days we come near to sustaining our lives on watermelon juice alone, like those who have fevers.  I know of no more agreeable and nutritious food at this season than bread and butter and melons, and you need not be afraid of eating too much of the latter."

from Wild Fruits, Henry David Thoreau

Reading about shades of purple

"A traditional name sometimes used for this tone of purple is patriarch. The first recorded use of patriarch as a color name in English was in 1925. [15]"

"The first recorded use of purpura as a color name in English was in 1382. [4]"

"Dark purple is the dark tone of purple."