Saturday, July 3, 2010

How did that happen

Just the other day I was doing the blog rounds and saw a post about hydrangeas blooming. I think I made the comment that mine weren't even close to blooming. Later that day I went outside and near the back, guess what I saw?
 Maybe I need to slow down and start paying attention to the smaller things. I walk by this every single day and never noticed that it was getting ready to bloom.

25 comments:

BeadedTail said...

That was a lovely surprise and such a beautiful flower!

Sheri said...

So beautiful! I love your flower pictures!

marie said...

Slowing down is a good thing!
That photo is beautiful. It looks a bit like a watercolor I think.

Leslie said...

oh the pretty flowers! I bet they smell fantastic.

gayle said...

I need to slow down too!! Pretty flowers!!

Tanyia said...

Hydrangea is one of my favorites! this is an amazing photo, Ann. You are getting SO good!

June Zach (Fledgling Blogger) said...

We have the tendency to rush things and want almost everything to become instant. As I always keep reminding myself, I need to slow down a bit and be patient.
The results are incredibly surprising! Look what beautiful flowers you have!

Russ said...

I guess we all need to slow down and smell the Roses. Or in this case the Hydrangeas.Happy 4th.

Jen said...

Ooooooh, I love Hydrangeas! We don't have enough acid in the soil for them to do well here (even using Miracid didn't work *sigh*). It's funny how there's nothing-nothing-nothing and then POOF! great big blossoms and lots of blooms (it's one of those good surprises though, isn't it? :o)

Roschelle said...

very pretty! love the way it matches your template :)

Marg said...

Wow, that is a pretty flower. I do t he same thing, just don't notice what is going on.
Hope you have a fantastic day. Stay safe and take care.

Lisa - Alterity Button Jewelry said...

Comes up on you pretty quick, huh?! Beautiful!

Sheri said...

Well I have griped and griped that mine aren't blooming and it hasn't worked for me so far, still no blooms! Gorgeous!

Out on the prairie said...

A real eye catcher and a favorite to see.Nice shot!

Donna said...

Well, it's Gorgeous! I Love those things..
Happy 4th Sweetie!
hughugs

Audrey said...

Beautiful photo!! I keep wanting to plant some, just haven't figured out where yet.
Hope you are having a wonderful holiday weekend :)

The Urban Cowboy said...

Wonderful colors. I too need to slow it down sometimes. Have a wonderful 4th of July!

The Urban Cowboy said...

Almost forgot...Duke also!

Ann said...

Beaded tail yes it was a nice surprise, they always make me smile

Sheri thanks

marie just wish i could slow down more often

leslie ya know I can't even think of what they smell like, I may have to go out and find out :)

gayle don't we all

tanyia why thanks. I only have one plant in the front of my house. My dad planted it for me when I first moved in

Junezach I need to remind myself more often

russ yes we certainly do. happy 4th to you also

jen i have that problem with lilacs. I've tried several times to get them to grow and they always end up dieing. I love those too.

roschelle i didn't even notice that until you mentioned it. see I need to slow down and pay more attention still

marg guess it's because I walk by it every day and just stop noticing

lisa sure did but a nice surprise to see it

sheri i'm sure they will soon.


out on the prairie yes they are, and thanks

donna yes it is and me too

audrey I just have the one, since I didn't plant it myself that's probably why it has survived as long as it has...lol

urban cowboy i think my problem is mostly just not paying attention. maybe its ADD...lol happy 4th to you also

Leeuna said...

Beautiful! My mom used to have a blue one. The flowers looked like they were spray painted.

Hope you're having a great July 4th weekend. Hugs to Duke. :)

FishHawk said...

Did you do something? For around 8 hours earlier today, I couldn't leave a comment anywhere--not even on my own blog!

Ann said...

Leeuna I'm pretty sure that other years this one has been blue. I've heard that the type of soil it's planted in will determine the color. Not sure if that's true or not

FishHawk, nope didn't do a thing. I had trouble trying to schedule my post though. Something must have been going on.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

And Ann, what a glorious surprise to find it blooming. It is gorgeous and you've captured it's beauty in a very artistic style. Love it.

Lin said...

See?! It's a good thing I gave you the heads-up to go look at yours!! It's amazing how fast things change in the garden. :) Hooray for hydrangeas!

Ann said...

poetic shutterbug it was a nice surprise. and thank you

Lin It was a good thing. Had you not posted yours I might not have even looked.

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