July 21, 2012

Hydrangea, Pre-Fade

These photos were taken several weeks ago, just as the hydrangea had finished blooming and the flowers were about to embark on their long fading process. It's interesting how they don't wilt; they simply have a month-long period where the flowers stay intact but lose their color, gradually turning brown.

Even the little buds in the middle of each large flower bloom in the end.

A little path overgrown with hydrangea.

Notice how the leaves are colored by the small blue fallen petals.

They have a surprising amount of presence, considering that most people would not even recognize that they come from hydrangeas.

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