When I visited the local flower gardens in the park recently, I paid a visit to the rows of Hydrangeas still blooming, many of which were exhibiting fading colors. It’s most interesting and intriguing how this particular flower loses its color as it nears its seasonal life end. I find this to be a common malady, especially with the giant Mophead Hydrangeas. For the nature photographer, they make for some very nice photos…sort of a vintage look. I’m fascinated by the many variations of color hues in these late seasonal blooms. So…I made a point to photograph a series of these fading summer beauties.
Along with the Hydrangeas, I photographed some very lovely, pale purple flowers with long stems that bloom in the early fall. I identified them as being a Crocus species that blooms in the early fall. They are planted in our local Japanese garden. Below are a few photos.
All photos copyright Peggy A Thompson