12 September 2011

Story of the little black birds

....it's been really lovely to hear feedback re my new blog header.  The little birds have settled in up top with such approval. 

Perhaps I should tell you how they came about.

It was quite some years back when (starting to sound like a fairy-tale?) ....I was picking these hydrangeas.  They flower so prolifically, and ready for masses of indoor decoration each Christmas on my side of the world (ssshhh ... I know it's not all that far away again). 

Believe me; this is taking you somewhere; next step is the big clue.

Had you already guessed by now I wonder?

Then, the Aussie stamp at the top right; it's a digital-graphic stamp made from one of my original paper-cuttings, on this post.


RosC said...

These blackbirds, brown birds and hydies are all lovely. I popped over to you from my dashboard and the new look is quite a 'wow'. Well done.
Ros. :-)

Bonnie Belk said...

Hydrangeas for Christmas! Now that would be special! The birdies are terrific - of course!

Diana said...

You're little birds are really cute.....TFS

Anonymous said...

Those birds are just the perfect final touch. The flowers are breathtaking. Cooler here today - frost around the corner.

Jan Castle said...

Never would have guessed...darling 'leaves'! Silly of me as I know you use EVERYTHING to create! Your hydrangeas are absolutely stunning. Thanks for sharing how it all came about...very interesting!

TexWisGirl said...

love 'em!

Shirley said...

I love the bloom in the first photo. What's this variety's name?

Carole M. said...

Shirley that one is Hovaria HOMIGO (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Homigo') Height 1.5m x 1.5 m. Label says Bred in Holland by the Hofstede family, this award winning Hydrangea changes colour during the growing season. A compact deciduous shrub first producing large blue flowers in summer which progressively turn green then finally to a bright red in autumn.