Tuesday, August 12, 2008

ABC Wednesday - D is for Delicate and Dinner

Hydrangea, delicate blossoms
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Hydrangea, dinner blossoms
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In our Northwest Hills neighborhood, a hydrangea bush about six feet tall stands beside a nearby house, robustly growing in a narrow dirt-filled garden space between the sidewalk and the house. When I walked by one morning, taking a different route to the bus for variety's sake, I stopped to take a few photos of the lovely blossoms.

26 comments:

WendyB said...

Hey, who took a bite out of that flower?

Patty said...

Beautiful photos. When ever I see a hydrangea I think of my grandmother. She had several huge bushes of them in her front yard.

leslie said...

Gorgeous blossoms. I often take photos of other people's flowers or gardens as I'm passing by. I hope they don't think I'm some kind of nut case! lol

CaBaCuRl said...

Lovely shades of blue in the delicate flowers. I have had no success EVER with hydrangeas.

photowannabe said...

I haven't had any luck with hydrangeas either. I think its too hot in the summer for them. Beautiful delicate color and blossoms.

Louis la Vache said...

How thoughtful of you to present us with such a lovely bouquet!

Barbara said...

I love your hydrangea photos. I'm hoping mine will do better this year.

shutterhappyjenn said...

Oh... so hydrangea is the name of the flower. Here, we call it Milflores. That's a lovely flower, and great shot you made!

I also joined ABC Wednesday! HERE is where you can see my "D" photo. Please drop by if you have some time. Thanks!

Old Wom Tigley said...

:o) Beautful D post

Greyscale Territory said...

What beautiful, delicate blossoms! Huge hydrangeas are quite a joy to see in gardens!

Abraham Lincoln said...

The nice thing about these pictures is that they show somebody like the petals too. I noticed some bites out of them.

Steve Buser said...

The color stands out as unusual. You always see reds and yellows and whites all over the internet, but the lavendar because it is unsual, jumps out at you.

ellen b said...

Love the color of the hydrangea. Someone had a very good dinner judging from those blossoms :0)

Bear Naked said...

The blossoms of the hydrangea are very delicate looking.
Delightful photos.

Bear((( )))

AphotoAday said...

God rest their souls, but these are shots that my parents would have really liked... We had a few hydrangeas growing in our yard when I was a kid -- they were just as beautiful as your shots...

RuneE said...

Not only the flowers were delicate - so where the photos!

Thank you for the comment :-) !

Denise said...

One of my favourite flowers, especially the blue variety!
Wonderful shots.

Kim said...

I love hydrangea, they are so beautiful and delicate like you said. Mine also have some nibbles from the naughty bunnies.

Tommy V said...

great photo for ABC Wednesday.

Andrea said...

Beautiful colors. Very nice

CaBaCuRl said...

Do you know, I hadn't even noticed the double D posts! DOH!! Well done you!

Neva said...

I love Hydranga's and want to plant some around my gazebo....but my husband assures me that is not that correct spot for them! The young man in front of the dinosaur is my 25y/o son, btw! This is a great picture.

brian said...

love the colors in this... and LOL - it does look like someone took a bite out of it, not you I hope!

Jim said...

They look like they are glowing.

Columbo said...

Love the hydrangeas, great colors. Love you photos of Portland.

Kim from Hiraeth said...

Hydrangeas are such showy flowers and yet delicate at the same time. You captured this beautifully!