Fading Hydrangeas

September 26, 2016


Hydrangeas are maybe my favorite flower.  I love their colors, a changing palette — they age so beautifully.  And I love their round shape.  Even this late in the season, I see hydrangeas as fresh as the one above, which I photographed at the ocean in Bandon, Oregon.  But more common are those that are past their peak, fading, fading.


Painting hydrangeas

Painting hydrangeas

Watercolor sketch of hydrangeas

Watercolor sketch of hydrangeas



5 Responses to “Fading Hydrangeas”

  1. shoreacres Says:

    I love them, too. I grew up with pure white ones, so it was a surprise to learn in adulthood that they came in such delightful colors.

  2. selah Says:

    another hydrangea lover here.. mine are mostly past the picking and preserving stage but one of them, “Limelight” has new blooms.

  3. Lynne Auld Says:

    Your watercolors of hydrangeas are beautiful, and your photos of the faded hydrangeas in the bucket (c. 2008-09) are still among my favorites of your photos. Stunning!

    • Rosemary Says:

      I loved thise dried hydrangeas and finally threw them out this year. Maybe someday my friend Carol will dry another batch for me. She grows lovely hydrangeas in her garden.

  4. Anne Timlick Says:

    Me, too!

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