18 February 2013

Hydrangea

Crispy, dried hydrangeas, make for interesting indoor decoration now that flowering is on the downturn.  Still some unique colours happen.



 
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20 comments:

Brian King said...

Beautiful! It looks like something you shot in a studio!

Judy said...

I don't have any hydrangeas, but some people leave them on the bush over winter, and I can get a few images...

Carole M. said...

keen observation Brian; I actually used a Styrofoam box with day-light source only from the front (nothing too complicated happening :))

Red Nomad OZ said...

Those colours are awesome! It's a great way to extend and alter the beauty of the hydrangea colours!!

Bob Bushell said...

Perfection. A beautiful flower and the way you have done it Carole.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely capture of the hydrangeas!

Lisa Gordon said...

This is really beautiful, Carole!
I always find it so interesting to watch hydrangeas as they age. I think they are just as beautiful as when they are in their prime.
Hope you've had a great weekend!

Montanagirl said...

That's really pretty!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Beautiful hydrangea, Carole! One of my favorite flowers. I have three bushes, but they don't get the nice purple color on the green.

Annette said...

Great shot! I love hydrangeas. They are perfect for photographing!

Jeanne said...

Beautiful! i would never have thought of drying these!

Dianne said...

So pretty Carole .... I love it when hydrangeas turn that wonderful deep colour that I can't even put a name to.

Digi-Irma said...

Very beautiful is this hydrangea, also dried flower is beautiful, and very decorative in house.
Greetings Irma

Gunilla Bäck said...

Gorgeous!

Jan Castle said...

Love shot Carole...so many pretty colors!

Connie Smiley said...

How very lovely!

Les Fous du Cap said...

Maybe the flower which symbolizes most a French régian: Brittany ;-)
Céline & Philippe

Evelyn S. said...

I do wish my hydrangeas would flower like this. I suppose the poor soil where I have the two plants just prevents them from forming these wonderful full heads of blossoms. This is a wonderful macro, Carole!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I fell in love with hydrangeas last summer (when we were in Oregon)...noticed for the first time how beautiful they are in all their stages...before they fully flower, during the height of their glory, and as they faded in the Fall, still beautiful. I will have to ask our daughter if she's tried drying them...this picture is just stunning.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

This is a wonderful photo, Carol. So clear and close. Amazing !!!
Have a nice weekend. Best regards, Synnöve