Sunday, July 11, 2010

Show Off



















Could anything be more beautiful?

This deep, rich, luxurious blue hydrangea has drawn us in... Her dramatic beauty has eclipsed the other blossoms in our garden.

She's such a show off.

:)

38 comments:

BB said...

Beautiful. Great photos.
Brenda

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Such a beautiful color on that Hydrangea!

Silver Strands said...

Love hydrangea and LOVE your blog!
oxox
Denalee

Laura PARING DOWN said...

I've always wanted to have hydrangeas in my garden; I love the deep color of that blue - it's wonderful!!!

:) Laura

Blondie's Journal said...

She sure deserves to be a show off! How perfectly pretty!

xoxo
Janie

Andrea said...

I just love flowers.

Sharon said...

That is a gorgeous blue. Do you do anything special to get that deep blue? Just beautiful

Linda K. said...

Amazing, simply amazing.

Greatma said...

Wow, that is the prettiest blue that I have seen! Great pictures!!!!!
Antique Rose

Tracy Suzanne said...

Oh' Laura, I'd be showing those show offs off too! Hydrangeas are one of my very favorite flowers and this one is magnificent. So, so pretty next to your blue transfer ware.

Thanks for letting us have a peek. Hugs...Tracy :)

manon 21 said...

j'aime ce bleu.
J'ai aussi cette assiette avec le papillon.

Bonne semaine Laura,profites de ta maison au bord du lac.


Manon

peet said...

so beautifull

love from holland
peet

Andi's English Attic said...

Natures colours are so breathtaking, aren't they? xx

G-style said...

Wonderfull blue pictures and indeed , she is showing off !
But with that kind of beauty she is allowed to do ....don't you think ?

I wish you very nice weeks , I'm having my vacation and will be here again with a few weeks .

warm greetings from Gea

Carol R said...

Blue is my favourite colour so you can guess why I love these great pictures! Thanks for sharing.

It's me said...

Beauttiful................love Ria....

Petra said...

Wow Wow Wow,

I'm a little bit jalours, mines will always change in to pink.

Have a nice week.
Petra

from me to thee......... said...

stunning.....Linda

Linens Lace and Lattes said...

A beautiful 'show off'!
deb
linens lace and lattes

One Shabby Old House said...

I think the whole earth shows off in flowers and aren't we the lucky ones when she does. I enjoyed your beautiful blues today.
Hugs
Becky

Tracey said...

WOW, I don't think I've ever seen hydrangeas that dark blue before...incredible!!! And I LOVE your blue jar too!

Happy Monday ~

Hugs,

:) T

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Just gorgeous !! That is such a beautiful blue ~
I love hydrangeas ~

xoxo
Lori

Nancy H. said...

Absolutely beautiful!

erin said...

.........sigh........love.

Rosemary said...

What a beautiful color!!!
My hydrangeas are not doing so well this year.
We are having to much fog and dampness.
Glad you are sharing yours.
xo,
Rosemary

Emma said...

one of my favorites...esp dried in a gorgeous vase xxx

Katsui Jewelry said...

Yes, she is. Your pictures are beautiful. We have nothing of that color here in Minnesota...just pale blues, pinks and whites. Darn!
Suz

Andy's Attic said...

Oh, my, when my hydrangeas grow up they want to be just like yours!!! Simply beautiful!
Annette

Diane said...

Laura, talk about a BLUE MONDAY! Gorgeous! Yes, she is definitely a show-off. Love it coupled with the beautiful blue transferware plate!
Diane

Debbie said...

WHAT A WONDERFUL BLOG YOU HAVE!
I TOO TREATED MY GARDEN TO A BEAUTIFUL BLUE HYDRANGEA THIS YEAR!
I WILL BE BACK!

DEBBIE MOSS

French-Kissed said...

In a prior home I had a blue and white kitchen and blue hydrangeas planted right out side of my double French kitchen doors so that they felt like they were part of the decor. I had blue and white transferware and lots of blue and white chinoiserie...your fabulous Show Offs and wonderful photo styling has be singin the blues for my old kitchen!!! Enjoy every gorgeous bloom!

~jermaine~

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Oh My....Exquisite! What more can I say?
Blessings,
Susie

Les Cotrions said...

I love this deep blue Laura!!! Amazing hydrangeas you have!!!
Still very hot...but I'm still alive!!!
A nice Summer week!
Vale

La Petite Gallery said...

Laura, what makes them soooo blue??
I have never seen them that blue.
yvonne

Mother "B" said...

Hi Laura,
I like you love the color blue. It seems to always catch my eye. Thanks for all the great posts. Have a good week. Jan

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Breathtaking! Mother Nature does incredible work, doesn't she? Absolutely gorgeous.

Gert said...

Absolutely beautiful..your photos are amazing!! What an eye you have...

Blessings......
xoxo Gert

Chatelaine said...

I love hydrangeas and I think the blue ones are my favorite. I think of happy times spent on Cape Cod and the Vineyard when I see them.