02 August 2013
Let me know which you prefer and why.
Pens: In the Lens section are my entries for this week’s challenge. Each one has framed a portion of a black-stemmed hydrangea, which has showy clusters of purple blooms.
These midnight-black stems foreshadow in a few places the blossoms yet to emerge. Tiny leaves are edged with the future–the flowers that will serve nature’s missions.
This preview of summer’s floral bounty repeats itself with forecast after forecast. In this instant the lime green is a small burst of possibilities. Nature teases, but always delivers with astonishment.
Hydrangea perform with such ebullience that I am awed by the huge flowers that form little by little. Each cluster has smaller clusters that are fabulous cut flowers.
My home becomes their exhibition space. Or I can simply stroll through my gardens for numerous displays (This species has over seventy varieties), and watch as each plant foreshadows what is yet to delight.
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