Saturday, February 14, 2009

It Won't Be Long

I discovered these this morning while Lika and I were out for a walk down the drive. I have planted a good number of bulbs of various types all along the road to the house just to add a little color and interest to the landscape. Deer tend to avoid (but not always) these type plants also, so they are about the only kind I can add without just wasting my money.
The native hydrangeas were just beautiful this past summer and they naturally dry themselves to last all winter. Of course, I should have pruned many of these by now in order to have a good crop this year but have just not had a lot of time for such. It was a very cloudy, drizzly, misty morning but just enough sunlight to illuminate their delicacy. If you concentrated just on looking at the flower head, it seemed as though you were viewing a sepia print. I tried to capture that here by cropping closely but it doesn't work as well.
Thanks to all for your suggestions for future post and I promise to get busy on that immediately. I will try to answer the question about my pantry etc. in the next post and then just kinda go down the line. If you haven't left a comment for what you would like to see a post about, please do so. Or if you have another suggestion just keep 'em coming.
*The Beatles

7 comments:

molly said...

Beautiful! That native hydrangea is stunning. We don't have those here.

edifice rex said...

Hey Molly! thanks! yeah, they are such pretty flowers, even after they are dead. I don't know if this variety grows much elsewhere but the South.

The Scavenger said...

Nothing like those first signs of spring to get your blood to pumping. Great pics, thanks.

Chris

Dr. Know said...

I'm assuming the bulb is an Iris - 'cause Crocus don't survive long around here before the chipmunks dig them up and consume them. And to think I used to find the little rodents "cute."

edifice rex said...

Hey Chris! Yeah, seeing the flowers starting to bud is really making me impatient though!


Hey Doc! Actually, it is a crocus. I have several spots planted with them and, so far, the deer have left them alone. They are much more of a problem here than the chipmunks.

countrypeapie said...

Oh, I love oak leaf hydrangeas -- that's a really nice shot.

edifice rex said...

Hey Pea! I love them too and am so happy to have so many growing here.