This is my second post for this challenge. Pauses and Clicks reminded me this morning of the whole challenge. Before I had focused mainly on the “strange and grotesque” part.
This series of photos I’ve been taking of Hydrangeas best captures the week’s theme for me but it wasn’t until reading the above post that I got how truly beautiful this amazing plant and it’s blossoms are….until their very end.
How in the world does THIS…
The “Transformation” is both invisibly slow, as well as lightning fast. I took these pictures from April to June!
Here is a Transformation slideshow.
But for me, the lesson didn’t stop there. I had planned on showing the photos of Hydrangeas at the end of their life to demonstrate how something so lovely can transform into “ugly”…but I read her post this morning and it completely changed my perspective.
NOW, I can see how the Hydrangea becomes MORE beautiful as it ages, stunning even…
And, since I’m always looking at life through the lens of Generations, look what else I found!
Multi-Generational Living at it’s finest!!!
Thanks Pauses and Clicks!
(Now if I can just apply this lesson the next time I look in a mirror!)
PS Today is November 4th, 2016 and when I walked outside, here’s what greeted me!
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SO happy you shared pictures of your hydrangeas! Mine all got nipped in the bud by a late spring snowfall here in Virginia and I only got two small flower clusters. 🙁 However, I clipped blossoms last year, put them in a vase, and they dried beautifully so I’m still enjoying them this year, in that same vase. So glad I thought to preserve some of them. And now I have your gorgeous photos to remind me of what future years might bring. I’ll just need to plant them at our next home in Louisiana. Let’s see if this lets me post a photo!
Apparently not! 🙂
It didn’t post as a photo but took me to a google site with a lovely carved watermelon sculpture /Users/Julie/Desktop/IMG_4234.JPG
You could probably email your pic to me. Your comment delights me by the way, except for the snow damage. I didn’t think to dry these. I will now!
Thanks so much.