Weekly Photo Challenge: Flowers

I have always loved hydrangeas.  We had them all over the coast in New England when I was growing up, but when we moved to Texas, it was too hot there to grow them.  This summer my husband bought me a hydrangea for my little courtyard in back.  The flowers had not opened yet, but the tag said it was a blue one.  I know that the acidity of the soil determines the color to a great extent, and we have added acid to the soil on a regular basis.  When the flowers finally opened, they were a gorgeous shade of…white.  For the life of me, I don’t know why I can’t make these flowers turn a color.  Any color, at this point!  Anyway, for this week’s photo challenge, I leave you with pictures I’ve taken of various hydrangeas in Connecticut.  Enjoy.

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About Coming East

I am a writer, wife, mother, and grandmother who thinks you're never too old until you're dead. My inspiration is Grandma Moses who became a successful artist in her late 70's. If I don't do something pretty soon, though, I'll have to find someone older for inspiration.
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26 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Flowers

  1. Amy says:

    Hydrangea is one of my two favorite flower. The other is Peony. Beautiful photos!

  2. I love hydrangeas. My daughter was married recently and her bridesmaid had posies which were almost the same colour blue as yours. She also had them in small square glass vases as table decoration.

  3. winsomebella says:

    Stunning. Love blue too!

  4. That last one is a view from your backyard, right? Definitely my favorite one of the the three, but they are all beautiful.

  5. Leah says:

    SO beautiful! Love the color!

  6. It always feels good seeing colorful flowers! One of the many beautiful gifts of nature! 🙂 Nice photos but my most favorite goes to the last photo! 🙂

  7. So pretty! I love hydrangeas too. We have two blue ones (don’t want to make you jealous 😉 ) One bloomed beautifully and one not so much. Go figure. When your ‘estate gardener’ gets done at your house, send him to mine, please. 🙂

  8. Gorgeous. My grandfather used to have hydrangea bushes. Made me smile to see these. Thanks!

  9. E.C. says:

    I never was able to get a hydrangea to live. I’d like to blame it on the soil, but I tried to grow them at 3 differences places and they all died.
    Your photos are lovely. I figure hydrangea are the type of flower that changes colors with the type of soil. I’ll bet your white one is pretty when it blooms.
    🙂

  10. Margie says:

    Apparently I could grow hydrangeas here, yet I’ve never done so. Your photos inspire me to try growing some!

  11. Gorgeous, gorgeous! They were the primary flower in the wedding of our #2 daughter…blue and white.

  12. Gorgeous! Your camera must be a doozy. Do people even use that word anymore? Well it takes awesome pics and your photography skills are amazing lady.

    • comingeast says:

      Just saw this comment, Julie. Glad I checked my spam! For some reason, your new blog is coming through as spam. Hope I fixed it so it doesn’t keep happening. Thanks for the comment about my photography skills. I actually don’t know how to properly use my camera. I think I just have a good eye. Imagine what I could do if I actually took time to read the manual!

  13. Those will look just lovely near your newly landscaped home 🙂

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