Gift #572: Faded Hydrangeas

I absolutely love hydrangeas – especially oak leaf hydrangeas.  I think they are the most beautiful shrubs.   I do not think I could possibly tell you in which season I think they are most lovely.  In spring/summer they’re covered in soft-hued blossoms.  In fall their foliage turns a gorgeous shades of red/orange/green.  In winter, their papery, spent blooms look ghostly against the faded foliage.  They hang there, like an echo of a spring past and a promise of the coming spring.

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I’ve photographed this stand of hydrangeas several times.  They are in town square of Glendale, framing the gazebo.  I’ve shared their beauty through the seasons and you will undoubtedly get to see them this summer when they are in full bloom.  But for now, we will enjoy their faded beauty and rejoice that new life always comes.

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Blessings to you,

Sarah

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