Monday, October 11, 2010

Fall Hydrangea



Our cool rainy weekend prompted me to clip a bouquet of fall hydrangeas. I call them 'fall' hydrangeas because by this time of year their white and cream summer hues have aged into vibrant pink and fuscia.



Their color turns before the leaves of the deciduous trees, so they provide the first glimpse of the landscape bidding farewell to summer and embracing the crisp cool air of autumn.

This is the season in which I feel the least guilty making bouquets of hydrangeas for the house. All summer long I watch them grow and blossom, but can't seem to find the nerve to make bouquets without guilt. This time of year I know that they're winding down and may enjoy the comfort of a warm house.


I often tell Hubby to compose photos so that my face isn't in the picture. This is due to simple shyness (something I don't tolerate with Hubby obviously). As you can see, I'm in my usual country bumpkin attire...warm sweater, jeans and one of my last maternity shirts that still fits!

77 comments :

  1. You, and the flowers, are beautiful.
    xo

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  2. I feel the same way about the fall hydrangeas. Ours are a little more purple, but still say 'summer'.

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  3. You look darling - and the hydrangeas are lovely :-)

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  4. A wonderful problem to have - that whole growing out of maternity shirts. : ) Bless you and the baby. Loving those hydrangeas. Just planted a blue variety and hope they come back next year. I have no experience with them but I adore those big pom pom ball blooms.

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  5. Those hydrangeas are just so beautiful. You must pick them, as the plant will be much happier and will thank you next year with more blooms. Love your country farmhouse and best wishes on your upcoming delivery!

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  6. Flowers are beautiful... and you look adorable!

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  7. What kind of hydrangeas? Are those the limelights? They're gorgeous!And of course you are glowing!

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  8. Oh your flowers are BEAUTIFUL - and did you notice - they form a heart in the second picture - very cute! xx p.s. you have no need to feel shy about photos - you look positively blooming!

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  9. Pregnant bellies are beautiful no matter what is covering them. The flowers are lovely too.

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  10. well you look beautiful and very very prego!

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  11. I just cut several bunches of these myself to bring in for a bit. Of course, my pee gees are just starting out, so I had to cadge them off my neighbor's tree!

    Alison

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  12. hi trina,

    so much to love here...you, the warm sweater, the cute hat and the hydrangeas. i feel the same way about them btw. you look beyond beautiful trina. radiant.

    ~janet

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  13. Sending sweet greetings from Frog Hollow Farm. What a beautiful photo of you - it's just lovely. I know what you mean about cutting hydrangea during the summer, but they are wonderful cuttings this time of the year. Ciao,bella!

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  14. you are adorable and have a beautiful face- you shouldn't hide it! love your outfit- so cute!

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  15. They are beautiful, but not as beautiful as a pregnant woman :).

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  16. Trina, You look very well and fit. Pregnancy looks very good on you.

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  17. Trina,

    Pregnancy becomes you. You are more beautiful than your fall flowers. I just posted a wreath I made using our grape vines and hydrangeas.

    Deborah

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  18. Gorgeous flowers and you look beautiful as well. Hope your Monday is a wonderful one. :)

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  19. Trina , You look beautiful , all a bloom like the hydrangeas , I'm so excited for you and your husband ,and afraid you won't have time for us followers when those babies come !
    Have a beautiful week !
    Sharon

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  20. hydrangeas... gorgeous!
    you..... GORGEOUS!!!!
    xoxo,
    joan

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  21. I love hydrangeas in the fall - they're so gorgeous! And you look gorgeous too in your photo :)

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  22. Love the faded color of the hydrangeas. You look gorgeous too. Glowing!

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  23. Gotta say.. You're ADorABLE!!! I just love the way youo dress! hat included! Don't hide, give me wonderful fashion ideas!

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  24. You are just stunning Trina~ love these photos of you and your cute belly. Your hydrangeas aren't so bad either. :)
    Hugs~
    T

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  25. the flowers and your pregnant self...just beautiful.

    I had such a hard time enjoying the changes in my body during each pregnancy.

    It's one of my biggest regrets.

    You look absolutely beautiful...I hope you know it!

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  26. You look beautiful!! Seeing you so pregnant just makes the excitement build for all your blog readers. We can hardly wait for the birth of these sweet babies. Of course we are ready to see the nursery. hint hint! How are hubby's nerves holding up? I am sure he will be a "hands on" dad. Wonderful days ahead!
    The flowers are lovely this time of year. I love the faded color of even the bright pink.In this part of the country they bloom in shades of blue. I am told it's the soil.

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  27. You look so cute! I bet those babies feel so cozy in your warm sweater. :) I can't wait to "meet" them!

    Beautiful hydrangeas!

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  28. I don't know why you would instruct your husband to take photos of you without your face. You're cute!! :)
    I am the same way with fall blooms. I am hesitant to cut them during the summer, but when I know that my flowers are going to quit blooming soon, I have a no problem clipping them.
    Hope you have a great week!
    Beth.

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  29. Trina you look adorable! Love the baby bump!!

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  30. Your hydrangeas are beautiful. And I shy away from the camera too, so I understand. But you look simply beautiful and your children will love looking back and seeing mommy when she was pregnant with them! Don't you just love the fact that some of your maternity clothes don't fit anymore...it means you're close to being able to hold those babies in your arms...scary and exciting all at the same time!

    Kat :)

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  31. Positively beautiful....you and the hydrandeas :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  32. My hydrangeas are more pink this fall than usual! Yours are beautiful and so are you!Can't wait to see your babies!

    Cindy

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  33. You look BEAUTIFUL!!! I love that baby belly, oh and the flowers too!

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  34. You look beautiful as always. And the flowers are beautiful too. My few blooms left on our hydrangeas are green---and staying green.

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  35. Your fall hydrangeas are so beautiful....and you & the bump look great! No need for shyness...seriously...you look awesome! How are you feeling? Only a couple more months, eh? Exciting! I'm closing in with only 4 1/2 more weeks to go. Ahhh! So much to do, so little time!

    -Gail

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  36. I love the hydrangeas with the belly shot! You are just glowing in the picture with your face...just beautiful...and the flowers are beautiful as well. Carla

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  37. Hi Trina,
    A faded pink hydrangea is always my favorite! I bet the unexpected fall pink color around your home looks lovely.
    The picture of you is simply gorgeous ~
    Hope you are enjoying your fall - once the babies come it will be a whole different life. Good but different! :)

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  38. Beautiful! I've never seen them that color before. Mine are always purple/blue. I guess I need to check the soil acidity!

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  39. I just brought a bouquet in, too. Trimmed up my limelights. They are not so pretty right now. However, you are adorable! The miracle of life is so amazing. Best wishes to you!

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  40. You look gorgeous, Trina. Can't wait for the happy event!
    Cheers,
    Janine

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  41. Trina you look beautiful! and the flowers are nice too hehhe. Stacey

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  42. Hi Trina! You are just adorable, girl! You wear pregnancy so beautifully. These photos of you will be treasured by your hubby, I'm sure, for years to come. :)

    xoxo laurie

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  43. Yes, both you and the flowers look gorgeous trina - hubby got the frame just right! jxxx

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  44. Absolutely beautiful! And the hydrangeas are beautiful too!

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  45. Trina,

    You look lovely! My daughter-in-law is expecting our first grandbaby! How exciting.

    My oakleaf hydrangea looks similar but ours haven't turned pink yet---we're in a warmer climate, maybe that's the reason.

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  46. you look great! I didn't know that the white hydrangeas turn pink as they are ending for the season... You taught me something new today. They boquet of hydrangeas is beautiful. As always, thanks for sharing your little corner of the world.

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  47. A beautiful bumpkin! The Hydrangea are gorgeous.

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  48. I love them, their color is amazing! You look so cute with your bouquet! :) I walked by the biggest hydrangea bush I'd ever seen the other day (in someone's yard...along the sidewalk....) and I wanted to pick a few SOOOOOO bad! I didn't, though. My sister has some in her yard and I'll snag some this weekend!
    ~michelle~

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  49. It's early Spring here & our Hydrangeas are just beginning to bud Trina, yours are gorgeous. Looks like those 2 little babies are having a lovely time growing underneath their Mum's last maternity shirt.
    Millie ^_^

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  50. You look fabulous - don't be shy - I know how you feel though! both with pictures and cutting the hydrangeas until the very last moment. I laughed when I read your post because that is just what I did and my exact thought today when I cut a big bouquet of "Ashley" hydrangeas.
    Love your blog....

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  51. You make for a super cute "country bumpkin" Trina and I love that you're finally able to wear your warm fuzzy's! The one your wearing frames the babies perfectly...to cute, hope you *all* are feeling as well as you look!

    The hydrangeas are so pretty, our white ones went a mottled greenish/pink this year, not at all as vibrant as yours, which are just beautiful. I wonder which of your lovely vessels you decided to put them in?
    xoxo J~

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  52. beautiful photo....great colours in the flowers

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  53. I understand that feeling, I grow flowers for a purpose and then I would feel bad cutting it since my plant friends have worked so hard for it! But it also ends up as cuttings and indoors when it's a little past it's prime.

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  54. I adore hydrangea and like you am hesitant to cut them in summer. beautiful photo.
    Sue

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  55. Both you and the Hydrangea looks beautiful...in full blossom!!!! :)
    Love the pictures......made me stop by :)))
    tove,nprway :)

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  56. I have the same problem clipping my Hydrangea's. All summer long I can bearly stand it.

    A couple weeks ago, I happily clipped a few blooms. Wish I would have clipped a few more.

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  57. How pretty - you and the flowers :) Love that you're blogging about fall. Off to explore more of your posts!

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  58. Beautiful photo because you are so natural. Hydrangeas are my all time favorite.
    that could be and ad in a knitting magazine for the sweater...Love it.

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  59. Love your blog and the pumpkin soup recipe! I popped over from Eddie's blog. So happy to have found you! New follower!!!
    xo Elizabeth

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  60. The flowers are beautiful and so are you!

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  61. I also enjoy my hydrangea's but I do snip a bouquet or two during the summer,like you am hesitant to cut them!

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  62. Trina you look BEAUTIFUL! There really isn't anything to compare to the beauty of a pregnant woman. Say what you will (I know how you feel and I'm sure don't agree with this statement) but it really is true. I love hydrangeas and yours are such a beautiful color. Enjoy them as long as you can.
    Maura :)

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  63. Gorgeous Trina (fleurs and YOU!). : )
    Hope all is well in your neck of the woods. Back to work tomorrow for me. Reality. Ugh. xo Terri

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  64. What a pretty blog... Love the stories XXX

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  65. Gorgeous! Both you and the hydrangeas! :)

    Do you know what variety they are? Thanks!

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  66. Hi Sheila,
    This variety is called Little Lamb!
    ; ) Trina

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  67. oh my, just LOVE those hydrangeas....but, gotta say, LOVE that belly...can't wait to see them, smiles, Linda

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  68. lovely photos of you and the flowers...I'm guessing you're somewhere where the heat was not so intense this summer as all of my hydrangea blooms are brown around the edges...oh well, there's always next year;)

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  69. YAY! you're getting so big and beautiful!

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  70. you look beautiful..makes me want to be pregnant again!! enjoy it!

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  71. You look absolutely radiant!

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  72. Gorgeous flowers! LOVE those colors. :) And your picture is a nice one!

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