Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Autumn Hydrangea



The Hydrangea is probably my most favorite flower. 

I can't grow these in our dry, desert soil so whenever I am traveling and see them I love to photograph them. 



As temperatures drop in Seattle, Washington and the summer weather starts turning to fall, 
the hydrangea starts to show its colors of Autumn.


I can't resist a few macros to see the detail in the petals.


I love how the brown mixes with the blue, 


and how the color of the hydrangea changes with the type of soil it's in. 


Now, even as Autumn is upon us, the hydrangea continues to show it's beauty of the season.



It's cloudy, rainy and cool here in Las Vegas today.
A good day to stay home in your pajamas. :-)

Thank you for all of your lovely comments. 

Becca 

30 comments:

Ashley Sisk said...

I love these - so beautiful.

TexWisGirl said...

they're beautiful - as is the sound of rain you've got for your music...

Judy S. said...

When my hydrangeas get that fall look, I cut a few and dry them so we can enjoy them all winter. Except this year, none of them bloomed because we had such an icky winter last year and died back. (Ours bloom on the previous year's growth.):(

Judy S. said...

When my hydrangeas get that fall look, I cut a few and dry them so we can enjoy them all winter. Except this year, none of them bloomed because we had such an icky winter last year and died back. (Ours bloom on the previous year's growth.):(

Zondra Art said...

I love Hydrangea, amazing flowers!
Great shots dear Becca.

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Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Your hydrangeas are beautiful!

La Dolce Vita said...

oh you would love the hydrangeas here...
your photos are wonderful... nice to know that you have some cool weather... it is autumn after all!! xx

Janelle said...

I love Hydrangeas too. I can grow them okay, but I think it gets a little too cold in the winter and I have them planted in an area that is a little too wet. I love your pictures.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

I always have to stop and look twice to make sure I spell hydrangea right... did I? hee hee.. love their mellow color.

ELK said...

you really captured the textured moody beauty of the blooms!!

Linda R. said...

Such beautiful flowers.. You have captured them perfectly my friend..

I have had the doors open all day just taking in all this wonderful weather..
I bet you are too..

Hugs, Linda

Lisa Graham Art said...

They are a beautiful flower. They make me think of the east coast which is where I was born.

Melanie Statnick said...

Beautiful! I just love your blog..Pleasent place to be

Catherine said...

Very beautiful!

A rainy cool day spent in the house lounging in your pj's... yup... sounds like a perfect day to me!! :)

xo Catherine

lisa said...

One of my absolute favorites, so beautifully captured Becca!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Hydrangeas are my very favorite flower! I have always grown them but haven't planted any here in Florida yet. I love the shades of blue and purple...sometimes even pink and red! ♥

GardenofDaisies said...

The range of color in those petals is awesome! You don't realize this until you look at them close up like that.

Catherine said...

I went through your blog and I love it! I am listening to the same music and like all what you do. I was doing pastel, like to draw birds, flowers... I wish i could live closer so you can teach me some of your art! I would be very glad if you couls send me the link for the crochet flowers. I am passionate by crochet at the moment and found how to do a flower yesterday and made a brooch with it. I bought many books about crocheted flowers and it is very relaxing for me. Your flowers are beautifuly pictured. I am going to look for your post about crochet. See you soon , Blessings catherine

Torunn said...

Beautiful pictures of Hydrangea. Soft and lovely color.

lilylovekin said...

I love these old fashion flowers also.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

It's always good to find another person who is fond of Hydrangeas. Your shots are lovely, and so detailed.

I just managed to get out there and cut all the beautiful blooms off before the gardeners did. They have so little regard for beauty....

Now my potting bench is covered in turquoise and lime blossoms. Because this being the West Coast, we grow em big. All that rain has to have some good returns.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Gillian Olson said...

Lovely shots of hydrangea. They have such personality and all their blooming phases are beautiful.

Diane said...

Beautiful, beautiful colors Becca--I can see these images as great collage papers
:)

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

To me those faded blooms are even more beautiful than when they are fresh. I have some blues and Annabelle's and when they start to fade the transparent petals are like little histories. Thanks for sharing your images with us. xox Corrine

Pamela said...

I love this flower too Becca! I used to have so many different types in my gardens.
One day i will have a garden filled with them and you will too!! I just know it!!!

How are you doing??
Pamela xo

Georgianna said...

I love these, Becca! Hydrangeas are fabulous and fascinating as they change color. I dry quite a few every year for inside the house.

Have a great weekend. xo – g

peggy aplSEEDS said...

oh my, the hydrangea IS my favorite flower. over here, we can buy a pot with some blooms but that's it. it won't bloom again. i was recently in Spain and i saw a whole garden filled with them! like you, i took a lot of photos too!

Tracey Potter said...

beautiful, I love your photos of the hydrangea, amazing, stunning.

Anna said...

Def my favorite flower! I just cant get enough of it. My daughter chose it as the flower to use in her wedding and it was over the top. I just purchased a new camera and cant wait for mine to bloom. Hopefully I will know how to use my camera by then! Great photos and happy PPF!

Colleen Dietrich said...

OMGoodness, these are soooooo pretty, Becca! I must pin these. :)