Sunday, October 26, 2008

Today's Flowers #12 - Post 95

End of Summer Hydrangea

I do love hydrangeas; when they first begin to open in late spring and are "unripe;" when they're fully mature in midsummer, and now, when they begin to dry on the bush. Each stage of their lives has its own beauty.


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29 comments:

fishing guy said...

Pat: Those flowers are truly lovely. Thanks for all your comments.

Hilary said...

Very nice.. I don't usually think to photograph a flower past its peak. It still has a beauty all its own.

TSannie said...

Still beautiful even in it's decline.

Leora said...

Love that shade of your hydrangea. It is a beautiful flower.

Chikai said...

i agree with what u said. although it is starting to wither, it's still pretty. :)

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April said...

Wonderful choice for Today's Flowers! Hydrangeas are favorites of mine also. Beautiful color!

Kahshe Cottager said...

My hydrangeas do not go that beautiful colour! That is one pretty photo!

RuneE said...

I'd like one of those any day!

Reader Wil said...

I too love hydrangeas and have many bushes in my yard.
BTW I am even older than the two of you!! LOL. In December I will be 75!!!

Arija said...

The last flowers have a nostalgic beauty all their own.

Norm said...

still lovely and beautiful, thanks for the comments..

Gill - That British Woman said...

That is a really nice colour, great photo.

Gill in Canada

Texas Travelers said...

Summer is going fast, but we have actually had a beautiful Autumn here in Ft. Worth. One of the nicest spells of weather I can remember in a long, long time.

Nice post and photo.

Come visit anytime,
Troy and Martha

PS: Some Alaska Sunday photos are up today.

It's an exercise in HDR Photography.

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Lilli & Nevada said...

those are some beautiful colors, i have never had much luck in growing them,but then i don't have much luck in growing much of anything LOL

marLou said...

Still so pretty even tho its at the end of its life.

Yen said...

What a beautiful shot and color! Love it still;)

Mine is up HERE. Hope to see you there! Happy TF!~

Quiet Paths said...

I agree they are still lovely. Thanks Pat for the tip on the Tansy flower.

Dr.John said...

Since the frost got the last of our flowers it is good to see flower pictures on blogs.

Country Girl said...

Now, THAT is a pretty photograph, Pat. Very well done, I say!!

Napaboaniya said...

I love Hydrangeas and I'm always curious if the colors they turn out with a change in PH levels of their soil :)

Rambling Woods said...

You are lucky to have any flowers..We've had too many overnight frosty temps...
Rambling Woods

Sandi McBride said...

Do you hang the flowers upside down to dry then spray paint them with silver or gold? I've seen them done that way...I love the hydrangea!
Sandi

Olga said...

this reminds me of my mom's garden: she has a bunch of hydrangea bushes

Louis la Vache said...

Yes, hydrangeas are beautiful at almost any stage.

Rose said...

They are beautiful in all their stages...I don't have any of my own but my mom had them and I bought them for my daughter.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Awwww, they're dying and still you're right they do still have a certain beauty.

Hildegarde said...

Hydrangeas are always a pleasure.

Old Lady Lincoln said...

Beautiful flower. I hate to see Fall coming to and end, it is so cold here today, the wind just goes through you.

Thanks for coming by and wishing me a Happy Birthday.

Louis la Vache said...

"Louis" had to come back and take another look at your fading hydrangeas. Hydrangeas are, to "Louis's" mind, one of the most beautiful of all flowers.