A favorite miracle…


My favorite Hydrangea is the “snow ball”, it brings out the kid in me. But these are wonderful too: Oak Leaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia). Multi-blossom flowers in one bloom are one of God’s awesome miracles; layers and layers of exquisiteness.

Oak leaves and blooms. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Oak Leaf Hydrangea buds and blooms. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Close up of Oak Leaf Hydrangea. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg.

Like the flowers, follows the leaves…


As the Hydrangea flowers turn to earthy colors, so do the leaves. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg

Macro view of Hydrangea leaves. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg

Strong leaf pattern and texture enhanced by late in the day lighting. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg

Strong leaf pattern and texture enhanced by late in the day lighting. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg

 

Wonder-filled wishes…


On this suddenly-wintery, ice-stormy day, I found myself browsing through images of warmer fall days. This Hydrangea portrait struck me as appropriate to share with you as I send belated, but warm Christmas greetings (the bloom looks tree-like to me!) and wishes for a wonder-ful New Year.

…..Christmas tree – ish….

Fall blooming Hydrangea at Chicago Botanic Garden. Copyright 2015 Pamela Breitberg