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Orange is Not the Only Fall Color

I took a walk in my own backyard yesterday and I found my Hydrangea still blooming...all summer long these bloom blue but in the fall for some strange reason they turn pinky...I have another bush that is white all summer, then green in the fall. Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers and Ilove bringing them inside to cheer up a corner of the house...

Today is Texture Tuesday...what will you find in your own need to travel very far this time of year..

"...I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house. So I have spent almost all the daylight hours in the open air." ~Nathaniel Hawthorne, 10th October 1842

It seems appropriate to me to quote Nathaniel Hawthorne this season...since he comes from my Hometown and we share a love of Autumn and daylight in the open air... 

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Reader Comments (9)

Fabulous flowers. It must be wonderful to watch them change colors.

October 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSusan W

I love hydrangeas in the fall. Mine are pinky too. Love the way you've captured the moisture on them. So delicate. Have a great week!

October 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSherry G.

Cheryl, you are amazing, girlfriend! This is so beautiful, and you are so right - so many lovely colors in the fall besides the red/orange/brown group. This is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing the summer and autumn colors! We planted a white one for Mother's day, and it's still growing green leaves. I hope it gives me some beauties like yours next summer! Love your quote from Mr. Hawthorne! xo

October 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBeverly

Your hydrangeas are so pretty! I think the reason that they are blue in the summer depends on the acidity of the soil.

October 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCarola Bartz

Beautiful! You are so lucky to still have hydrangeas! I think the color change has something to do with the acid in the soil (or lack of acid in the soil). Lovely image!

October 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSheila

I bought 2 blue hydrangeas this summer & planted then in 2 big planters... & the blooms promptly drooped & have stayed that way since. The plants are still alive & there are new buds so I'm hoping they will be better next year. Any tips for perking up hydrangeas??
Yours is lovely... Funny how they change colour with the seasons. :-)

October 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGwen

I love hydrangeas too. But I've only just moved (2 yrs ago) to a place where they can grow. Now I can have them and not just adore them in images. I have several different types and I love each one of them and how long they last. In fact, I was taking photos of them today! I tried bringing them inside but they are always loaded with spiders so I quit doing that :) ... now when I pick them, I create a big bouquet and place them on a table outside for me to enjoy from inside :)

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDiane

Oh my look who came to visit...this has been a crazy week for me but I was so happy to see you all here tonight when I returned...thank you, thank you, for supporting me and my truly are the best...I'll be around to visit all of you prompt...
Have a beautiful weekend...there is still a bit of fall out there for you to gather for yourself...enjoy.

October 24, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercheryl c.

You must live in a very sheltered area! These are phenomenal!
Our hydrangeas have all dried to different colors, depending on their location with regard to the sun.
I love them in any stage!

November 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAntoinette

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