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.
Maple leaf on top of snow copyright 2013 Pamela Breitberg
Earliest measurable snowfall since 2006, combined with a late happening Fall is the perfect recipe to create these scenes. Procrastinating leaf rakers will be happy today; just not the right weather to do this chore. Children (as well as I) are giddy with excitement as they walk on crunchy snow and make their first snowballs. Warmer weather is expected the rest of the week, so snow lovers get outside now and create a few dreams to hold dear until winter sets in and the fun begins.
Oak leaf on barberry with snow copyright 2013 Pamela Breitberg