Friday, October 10, 2008

Old-fashioned elegance

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Hydrangeas begin to dry on the stalk as Autumn settles in.

8 comments:

Mary said...

Kate,
this is amazing -- so soft, and vintage-y (it is, too, a word) and marvelous!

Suz @ Alive in Wonderland said...

I love these flowers the best when they are like this, fading a little. Beautiful.

Digital Polaroids said...

There's an old saying in Argentina about this plant (we call it "Hortensia") that goes: "Hortensia en casa, la hija no se casa", meanning "Hydrangeas at home, your daughter won't marry", or something like that.
Of course, where I live, in Tucumán, we're still plenty of Hortensias and weddings. As you said, it's elegance and splendor beats every stupid belief.

Deb said...

I'm laughing at digital polaroids comment regarding hydrangeas! If only it were that simple...anyway, I love hydrangeas in a garden. Depending on what your soil is like you can change the color through fertilization.
However, hydrangeas make a statement of elegance and sophistication.

Torsdag said...

Dried Hydrangea are wonderful for decoration. I got some blue from a friend.
Hartmut

Country Girl said...

Blue orr pink, it doesn't matter. It's all beatiful.

spread your wings said...

Beautiful!
Hydrangeas are my favorite flower. I love the subtle color change in them - even within the same cluster - they look so old fashioned. I always try to have them in my home - fresh and dried. haha I hope digital polaroids old saying doesn't hold here.

Jeannelle said...

Mm-m.....just gorgeous to gaze at! Thank you!