16 November 2012

Hydrangeas

After the showers ... hydrangeas are just starting to come into flower here now. They make for great indoor floral decorating at Christmas-time.








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39 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

they're beauties, for sure.

Giga said...

Uwielbiam hortensje, piękne bukiety kwiatowe. Twoje zdjęcia ich są śliczne. Pozdrawiam.
I love hydrangeas, beautiful bouquets. Your photos they are beautiful. Yours.

Brian King said...

Those are gorgeous, Carole!

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

They are perfect for an arrangement.

Love the colours.


They are so pretty.

Thanks for sharing.

Jim said...

Beautiful shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Filip and Kristel said...

Just amazing bouquets.

Greetings,
Filip

Red Nomad OZ said...

I'm a native wildflower fan - but for your FAAAAABULOUS shots of these gorgeous hydrangeas, I'll make an exception!

Horst in Edmonton said...

The Hydrangea's are just beautiful. I photographed some pink ones last spring. Yours are blue and beautiful.

Geli said...

hello, Carol, I has looked to me just at your miraculous photos of the flowers, the animals and the trees on your Blog...

the old trees are immense and who knows like old them are... certainly nobody knows...

we have here very foggy weather and-2 ° and you have certainly marvellous weather, otherwise the nature could not look so great...

the pictures of the harbour are also marvellous, I love the sea and the driving by ships...

hearty one greets from cold Germany

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Hydrangeas for Christmas. Not too common up top here.

Evelyn S. said...

We can't grow them like this here, but on the west side of Oregon, I saw some beautiful ones last summer. Fabulous colors!

Birgitta said...

Wonderful photos of these beautiful flower!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Fabulous photos! The hydrangeas are gorgeous.

Imagebloke said...

Beautiful images! Really nice photos. Do you have speciall leses for macro shot?

Carole M. said...

thanks all for your lovely comments, and to Imagebloke, no special lenses, but a macro-setting only for these photos

einfachtilda said...

Ich liebe Hortensien, leider sind sie bei uns alle verwelkt, es ist Herbst.

LG Mathilda

Valerie said...

Beautiful images Carole - I especially like the second and last ones. Thanks for sharing.

Luna Miranda said...

your rain-kissed hydrangeas are beautiful. i love the purplish tint. i've been trying to grow this flower but it couldn't withstand the heat.:(

Phil said...

I was trying not to think about the C word just yet Carole, but I do like your hydrangea pictures.

joanne said...

I am so envious...your spring is here and summer coming soon .... our gloomy and dark days are damp and cold and getting colder - ugh...At least I get to see these gorgeous hydrangeas today-thanx

Digi-Irma said...

Carole Wow what a beautiful flower, they call it here Peony.
The second is really great.

joy said...

love this plant with variations of colors. I have one too, but it is winter now here in Norway and the flowers are all gone. Nice to see yours!

Jan Castle said...

Absolutely gorgeous Carole!!!
Paper hugs,
Jan

Sharyl said...

You just have to love hydrangeas!

Madge Bloom said...

SO gorgeous!

Liz said...

I love hydrangeas. Yours are pretty.

Yellow Buttercup

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Just wonderful ! Lovely flowers and gentle tones.

Judy said...

I really love the ones with the raindrops!!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Beautiful close up compositions.

ladyfi said...

Wow - these are gorgeous!

Montanagirl said...

Perfect! Love the subtle colors.

Jeanne said...

Love these flowers! Aren't they the most delicate,lovely flowers ever!

diane b said...

i like the water droplets. A great series of shots.

Julie Storry said...

Hydrangeas always remind me of my grandmother's semi in Blair Street North Bondi in the late 50s early 60s where she had them all down the side path. They were delightful just before Christmas each and every year. They are one of those delightul older style flowers that seem to have lost their appeal. Not to me, though ...

Deanna said...

I am in love with hydrangeas...these are simply beautiful. Thanks for sharing these beauties!!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Oh Carole, these are GORGEOUS...I always drink in their beauty and have only to see my dried bouquets for now. Enjoy yours...love the blue and yellow creamed ones the best...oh, I love them ll;') My momma got me interested in late 1960's. Have a great day~

TheChieftess said...

Beautiful hydrangeas!!! One of my favorite flowers! How interesting that this is a traditional Christmas decoration "down under"!!! Here in the States it's the poinsettia...

Carole M. said...

oh I might add though that they're not especially 'traditional' Christmas decoration. It's just that they're flowering now through and beyond Christmas and because I have so many of them, I like to use them for floral decoration. Poinsettias do abound in the nurseries for Christmas here also, though are 'forced' to flower outside their normal period for the occasion.

Pam ;) said...

They are all beautiful, Carole. That last one is a stunning macro shot!