These brightly colored beauties are typical of late spring flowers in Waltham. The purple salvia and petunia were growing in beds around City Hall, while the dogwood tree stands nearby. The rhododendron and yellow-centered dipladenia I spied in private gardens.
I find it hard to get purples right, onscreen. Computer screens vary in color, of course. To make matters worse, flowers such as the purple salvia vary in real life, depending on the lighting conditions and the angle at which they are viewed. So what you see here is, of necessity, a rough approximation of the salvia’s color.