Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Hydrangea Season

I just love this time of year when the Hydrangea are in bloom. I know I've told the story more than once but I'm going to tell it again. Don't worry, it's a very short story.
Shortly after I moved in to my house, my father gave me a hydrangea bush. He brought it over and even planted it for me right under my living room window.

Maybe the fact that this came from my dad is why I love it so much. But even so, it's gorgeous if you ask me.

Even though I'm not much of a gardener, this bush thrives. It returns every year to grace me with it's beauty.

To me, a blooming hydrangea is the next best thing to having my dad return from heaven to spend a little bit of summer hanging out with me.
I walk out the front door and they just make me smile.

In other news, I'm going to skip responding to comments on yesterdays post. Instead I'll update you all here. Duke would like to thank everyone for their well wishes. He is happy to report that he is feeling 99% better today. 

33 comments:

the booker man said...

miss ann,

your hydrangea is very much pretty! i think it's so nice to have those flowers to remind you of your daddy and how he's watchin' over you from above. :)
i'm sorry that duke had the icky sickies the other day, but i'm glad he's feelin' much better today. i bet maybe he'd get to 100% if you gave him some extra treatsies. TEEHEE.

*woof*
the booker man

the booker man said...

pee s -- i'm fiiiiiirst!! WOOT! ;)

Jean said...

Hydrangea's are very cool plants! They remind me of my childhood.
Glad Duke is well.

Sher said...

That is a wonderful story and I'm glad you told it! Those are the most beautiful flowers. I love how they are so bright and colorful.

Poor, poor Duke! I'm so glad he's feeling better. A lot of dogs are not taking to the heat very well. Maybe he is one of them.

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Very NICE Ann ... It's one of my mom's favorite flower. Golden Delight to hear Duke is feeling better. Sending DUKE Lots of Golden Thoughts n LOVE to fell 100% better. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Julie Harward said...

I love this...sweet, from dad and how beautiful it is. They don't grow here. I am so glads about Duke, I said a little prayer for him. :D

Sandee said...

Wonder post if you ask me and I think your father is visiting you every single summer. Just my two cents.

I'm thrilled that Duke is feeling like Duke. Tomorrow he'll get that 1% back I'm sure.

Have a terrific evening. My best to my little buddy Duke. :)

LDH said...

Hydrangeas are beautiful but none as lovely as yours because yours was from your dad and a most wonderful reminder of him :)

Ginny said...

I have a hydrangea just like this right under our living room window. It was my moms and my story is extremely sad. We seem to be kindred spirits. So glad to hear about Duke.

missing moments said...

Such a nice memory and your hydrangeas look lovely!
Glad to hear Duke is all better!

Kloggers/Polly said...

Beautiful pictures Ann! What a litmus paper of a flower the hydrangea is! I have one bush .. it is not in flower yet though. They say that tea makes it pink and lime makes it blue and there you are with perfection - both pink and blue on the same bush!!!! Wonderful!

Anny said...

Thats really beautiful... the story and the flowers.

Glad Duke is all better now.

Grace said...

The last photo is quite marvelous...

Chatty Crone said...

Maybe your dad had a plan you didn't know at the time - to always be there for you.

I love the purple Hydrangea.

Cards by Cheryl said...

awesome pictures....I can see some great editing done with these beauties

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Ann, Glad Duke is feeling better.

Love the hydrangea blooms.. I know that that bush is very special to you. And yes---your sweet Daddy comes back every summer and blooms for you...

Hugs,
Betsy

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oh I missed your post on Duke. Glad he is fine. The flowers are so gorgeous and your photography superb as usual

Cheers
Sonia
http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

BeadedTail said...

Your hydrangea is very beautiful and it's wonderful you have such special memories with it! I'm so glad Duke is feeling better too!

Philippa said...

Lovely hydrangeas - and good news about Duke!

Jen said...

I think I just deleted my own comment (duhhhhhh). Let's try this one more time...

I'm so glad your little man is feeling better. The Hydrangea is gorgeous! I absolutely love them, but they won't grow in my yard (not enough acid in the soil). That's okay though, I'll just share yours ;o)

Marg said...

Wow, that hydrangea is so pretty. I have always wanted one of those and have just never gotten one. What a great story to go with it.That is terrific Ann. Glad Duke is feeling better, poor thing, Take care.

FishHawk said...

Nope, I can't find anything to smart-off about (again). Pretty flowers, and a great tribute to your dad! Oh yeah, I am really glad to hear about Duke's recovery.

Sandra said...

so pleased Duke's Ick is gone. my mother had 4 of these big bushes, they covered the whole back of the house and yours are beautiful. yours remind you of your dad, and remind me of my mother. she used to pick them and put them on the dining room table. daddy used to plant nails and iron filings under them to make them a deeper purple.

Anne said...

The hydrangea is beautiful and it has a lovely story to accompany it.

Katie, Julep and Derby's Mom said...

One of my favorite blooming plants. Glad your little guy is feeling better!

Katie
www.westiejulep.blogspot.com

Bossy Betty said...

This is a lovely plant, and even more lovely because of the story of it.


So sorry I didn't know Duke was under the weather! Glad to hear he is better now!

Donna said...

((((((HUG))))))

Oh Sweetie...I know what you mean...
It's a Beautiful reminder!
hughugs

Lin said...

Hydrangea blooms are so lovely--from their pale white beginnings, straight through to their blue or pink mop heads and ending up as dried poufs. I love them too.

Sweet story, I never heard that one before. :)

Glad my little pally is better today. Let's kick that 1%!

T.O. Geezer said...

Hydrangea just happens to be one of my favorite plants. I've loved them since I was a little kid... back when God created dirt :-)

God bless an have a great weekend :-)

~Ron

tahtimbo said...

I have always wanted to plant one of those here (I really think they are pretty), but I've never done it. Do you think they would do well in Idaho?
I'm glad Duke is feeling better :)

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

The color is great! The mix of blue and magenta is interesting.

marie said...

So glad to hear that Duke is feeling better and I loved your hydrangea story and the hydrangeas themselves are amazing!

vickie said...

Beautiful!

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