Sunday, October 10, 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 :

country girl said...

You, and the flowers, are beautiful.
xo

Pondside said...

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

Susan said...

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

Kim @ Starry Sky Ranch said...

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.

Evelyne said...

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!

Brooke @ Blueprint Bliss said...

Flowers are beautiful... and you look adorable!

Rebecca Palm* Gallimaufry Photography* said...

You look beautiful.

Anonymous said...

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

Mrs. Sutton said...

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!

Kim said...

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

ChRiS said...

well you look beautiful and very very prego!

Alison said...

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

the gardeners cottage said...

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

Frog Hollow Farm Girl said...

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!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

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

Lisa Rusczyk said...

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

Razmataz said...

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

FairfieldHouse said...

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

Glitterista said...

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

Sharon Wengel said...

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

for the love of a house said...

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

lisaroyhandbags said...

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

Smileyisles said...

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

sarah howe said...

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

Morning T said...

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

Between You and Me said...

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!

Dianne said...

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.

Melissa said...

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

Beautiful hydrangeas!

beth said...

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.

Simply LKJ said...

Trina you look adorable! Love the baby bump!!

Low Tide High Style said...

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 :)

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

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

Blessings!
Gail

Design Love said...

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

Cindy

A Lasting First Impression said...

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

Susan said...

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

Gail said...

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

Southern Lady said...

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

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

You look adorable!!

Sarah at myyellowhouse said...

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! :)

Nikki said...

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

kathy said...

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!

Janine at Rustic Kitchen said...

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

Welcome said...

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

Heaven's Walk - said...

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

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

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

vignette design said...

Absolutely beautiful! And the hydrangeas are beautiful too!

Karen said...

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.

Cheryl said...

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.

pitcherandpearl.com said...

A beautiful bumpkin! The Hydrangea are gorgeous.

Tessa said...

you are glowing! :)

All That Jazz said...

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~

Millie said...

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 ^_^

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

Your flowers are beautiful and so are you!

Linda said...

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....

24 Corners said...

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~

Flourishing Networks said...

beautiful photo....great colours in the flowers

Anna Patricia said...

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.

Sue said...

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

Toves Sammensurium said...

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

Robin said...

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.

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

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

Mary Lou said...

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.

pretty pink tulips said...

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

Shell said...

The flowers are beautiful and so are you!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

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

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

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 :)

Windlost said...

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

Sophie P said...

What a pretty blog... Love the stories XXX

Sheila @ Dodging Raindrops said...

Gorgeous! Both you and the hydrangeas! :)

Do you know what variety they are? Thanks!

A Country Farmhouse said...

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

from me to thee......... said...

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

Jeanna said...

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;)

RAENOVATE said...

YAY! you're getting so big and beautiful!

Pam said...

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

Willow said...

You look absolutely radiant!

Rhonda said...

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

Comeca Jones said...

Beautiful

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