Monday, 23 June 2008

And then there was light...

... these luminous decorative hortensia flowers can be found in many gardens along the lake.

19 comments:

Suzanne Perazzini said...

Oh yes, you are a splendid photographer. This is stunning. These flowers grow freely here in New Zealand in several shades of pink and blue as well as white. The colour depends on the acidity of the soil.

Blognote said...

Thanks Suzanne! You are right. The acidity of the soil determines the colour of these flowers. In our area you would find them mostly in this colour. In other areas of the lake you would find them in light blue, red or, very beautiful, complete white. When the season is nearly over (in September/Otober), you can cut them and then hang them upside down from the ceiling to dry (in a cellar). The colour fades away slightly, but you can preserve these dried flowers for some years. This is what my wife sometimes does.

picture to words said...

good morning .. i put ypur blog pagein my list .i love iataly and are visiting sardinien soon in autum .keep well

Blognote said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and for putting it into your list, Pictures to Words!!
Yes, Autumn is the right time to visit Sardinia: not too hot and not too many tourists anymore.

Julie said...

In Australia - and probably NZ - these flowers are called "hydrangea". They are a very reliable flower that simply require being cut back to a nodule above the new growth and you will have a wonderful show for the next season. They were a flower of the 1930s Depression in Australia - they are plentiful where working people lived.

Their heads are gorgeous. Lovely image ...
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Abraham Lincoln said...

Thanks for your visit to my blog this morning. I hope you enjoyed my post today.

I enjoyed reading your blog post for today and I thought the photography was good too. While I have never heard of this name for flowers they sure are beautiful and my wife's favorite color.

And I wanted you to know I was here. Kind of like "Kilroy" was here...remember those drawings everyone used to make?

Blognote said...

I do remember Kilroy peeking over the wall! Thank you for visiting, Abraham. I hope your arthritis pains leave you in peace for some time...

magiceye said...

hey... they look brilliant! dont remember seeing them in Mumbai!

Carraol said...

Beautiful picture of this amazing colored flower, here in MC you can see it in many parks and streets and the name is great, Hortensia!

Abu Dhabi/UAE Daily Photo said...

What a vibrant shot!!

Pietro said...

Wonderful flowers on a dark background.
Very nice image.

Blognote said...

Thanks, Magiceye!!

Thanks Carraol!! I had seen enormous bunches of them in a friend's house in MC.

Thanks for visiting again and for your kind comments, Abu Dhabi!

Thank you for visiting, Pietro!
E per il tuo commento.

sonia a.m. said...

Beautiful flower!

Your banner is just gorgeous!

kenziekylanmom said...

Your photos are all gorgeous, breath taking photos! The beauty of where you live is so evident in your work!

Blognote said...

Thank you Sonia! I really appreciate your comments!

That is so good of you to say so, Kenziekylanmom!!

Marie-Noyale said...

That is almost the official flower of Brittany France where I come from.
And finally after 20 years I have been able to grow some in my garden and they don't mind the cold winter we have!!

Blognote said...

Thank you, Marie!!

D said...

Hi from the deep south, USA. Lovely picture!
We call that beauty a hydrangea and until now, I thought it was a southern flower. We have a wild variety called "oak leaf hydrangea" that grows in the woods and the blooms are white. Beautiful!

Blognote said...

Thank you, D!!
I have now seen so many here in Holland: the colour in my photo, red light blue and white.
Thank you for stepping by and sorry that i answered so late because I do not have a connection very often.