Some readers might remember my love for hydrangeas as expressed in previous posts. Since I posted pics of my “Nikko blue” hydrangea at the peak of its blue color in the summer, I thought you might be interested in seeing what it looks like now. I think the blossoms are still quite lovely, but have a faded look to them and now they are a dark pink/maroon with a light green in the background. I wish I could age as well as a hydrangea!
Here’s a close up of a blossom:
To refresh your memory, here is a picture of the same plant taken on July 10.
I love seeing the seasonal differences in plants–indeed, throughout the natural landscape. Think about the ways that your favorite swimming hole, overlook, park, or reading spot changes from season to season. I hope you’ve taken time to notice the changes that fall has brought to your favorite outdoor plants, wildlife habitats, and other natural environments and that you enjoy what you see.