Saturday, October 24, 2009

Faded Blue Hydrangea















Loving the last faded blooms of our hydrangeas...
...the colors of summer now softer...yielding to autumn's palette.

...soon enough we will be in the season of sparkle and magic!
Hope you are enjoying a calm and relaxing weekend...
Take care, Laura

33 comments:

north pal said...

laura, what ever those little beads are~I LOVE THEM! Bestest, Denise

Welcome to Yaya Chique! said...

How did you know that this was my favorite flower??? Such a simple post....yet, so inspiring! love ya...xo...deb

KarenB said...

Gosh, your photos are always so gorgeous. What is that beautiful beaded garland that you've been showing us?

Karen

niartist said...

Oh my goodness! Where has this blog been all my life!?!? I found you through a post you left on another blog and I'm so glad I decided to be nosy! What gorgeous pictures you take! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE share your secret! LOL! I got a new camera and I'm having some bad luck. :( LOVELY BLOG!!! Hope you can stop by sometime! Following you now - will definitely be back!

The Vintage Modern Girl said...

those hydrangeas are so very pretty...especially next to the white pumpkins and that sweet blue glass bottle! your photos are so inspiring! and thanks for the sweet comments and for following my blog!

jade said...

What a wonderful post dear Laura - i love this colours!!!!!
Have a lovely sunday, Hugs Jade

sarah-jane down the lane said...

I am expecting a bin liner of blue hydrangeas to arrive from Cornwall today from my MIL! They grow like weeds at our family home there and I will take huge joy from arranging huge bowls of them for the house and for friends! This was a very timely post! I may put some on my next entry but I suspect mine wont be as beautifully styled as yours!

Sarah x

Julie@beingRUBY said...

HI Laura
More lovely blues and gorgeous photos to entice me..

It is going to seem strange when xmas gets closer. It will be colder for you and hotter for us. Can you imagine a heat wave on Xmas day? It usually is! haha

Have fun xx ciao Julie

Theresa said...

This makes me want to take a picture of my hydrangeas as the color fades:) Beautiful pictures! Have a blessed day!

Martha said...

What beautiful pictures. I found you through Artie -- you are a clever photographer!

Jacqueline said...

Well Laura...you had me at faded but then to be followed by hydrangea and it's everything that I love.!!!!
I put 3 large hydrangea heads and some eucalyptus in an old white jug about 5 weeks ago,and they look just as wonderful now that they have dried off. They will probably stay there until I change them for a new lot !!!!
Yours look beautiful with the white pumpkins (something that we don't have in England). Have a lovely Sunday, Laura. XXXX

Zita said...

I love my blue hydrangeas at the farmhouse. Beautifully photographed, Laura.

Mary said...

Oh what beautiful, soft colors! They are indeed a lovely prelude to the "season of sparkle and magic!" :)

Kelly Ballard said...

What a beautiful pallete; so soft and dreamy! I much prefer these muted shades of fall to the predictable orange and brown!

Kelly
Second Hand Chicks

Cate said...

Dear Laura,

Thanks for sharing those wonderful flowers with us! I think I'll be planting some Hydrangea in my garden next spring ...
Have a nice Sunday!

Hugs,
Cate

Blue Muse said...

Oh Laura, those hydrangeas are spectacular and up against the graceful white pumpkins - nature's finest, I say! Against the blue glass and sparkle, they are magical - and your photography is fabulous.
xo Isa

KarenSue said...

Beautiful hydrangeas! They don't grow that well in Florida.

Mermaid Queen said...

Oh I love hydrangeas! My mom has a huge bush of pink ones in front of her house that I'm forever cutting and drying. Thanks again for stopping by Laura, and by the way I love your daughter's dolls. Definitely not the scary kind! :) Take care, Martha

The French Bear said...

Love the blue hydrangeas!!! Especially with the white pumpkins!!
I do love these photos!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Lee said...

I know a good thing when I see it.
Put you on my blog list for my readers.
Lee

Zuzu said...

I added your blog to my blogroll quite a while ago, but I couldn't leave a comment here. It finally occurred to me to try a different browser. :)

Blue hydrangeas are my absolute favorite, and when they dry with vintage-brown hues, they are even lovelier.

Gorgeous blog. Thank you for all the beauty and inspiration you share. I'm so glad that I can now visit AND leave a comment!

Zuzu

Bonjade said...

Lovely blue and silver.......
Twinkling.....
Nice evening

Becca said...

Oh how I love the Blue Hydrangea! Your photography and the presentation of your photographs are stunning! Sarah from sarah-janedownthelane told me about your lovely post/blog. I am a new follower and I look forward to seeing more of your photography soon. Enjoy the day! Rebecca

Debi said...

Hi Laura,
So pretty!!
I'm on vacation, but I had to check your blog.
Rosemary

Rosemary said...

Hi Laura,
I'm on vacation using my sister in law's computer, so I just wanted to say hi, and that your pictures look beautiful.
Chat when I get back,
Rosemary

me and alice said...

Hello Laura!
Your photos are beautiful!!!
I love your dressform in your last post! Wow, how nice you made it!!!
Hugs Susanne

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Love all the soft colors. You know I have a confession. I had never been a blue fan til just recently. I think you've helped with that.
The garland you bought from me years ago looks fab! I still have a few that I kept for myself but they look so much better with all your lovelies.
xxx......me

The Brocantess said...

Hi Miss 52! As you have probably read, two of my weaknesses are hydrangeas and pumpkins---especially white pumpkins. I love your photos and as I continue to say, you are at the top of my blog list! After our chats I think it was inevitable that we croseed paths. A new friend is an unexpected benefit of this blogging process.

Tina said...

Beautiful pictures, such lovely colors!

Pearl said...

Beautiful

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

The blue hydrangeas are just gorgeous. My fav flower.

jules said...

isn't the change amazing...i am just cutting the last of my hydrangeas today...perfect vintage palette....thanks for sharing such beautiful photos...jules

Jenns Three Graces said...

All my gavs! I only have the green hydrangeas - love them but the purple and blues and pinks are pretty too. I'm a glass love of cours. As always = gorgeous photos! J