Hydrangeas are another flower that kickstarts my imagination. It always amazes me how they shift through so many colours in a single season and then, as they are dying in the Fall, develop impossible amounts of character on their papery petals. When the blue has gone, we start to see faded lavenders, pinks, and greens all on the same blossom. And, where the bugs haven’t nibbled, we can sometimes see splotches of bright magenta, as if they have been haphazardly sprayed with the wash water I use to clean my paintbrushes. When I took this shot, it was still too early to capture another transformational phenomenon of these plants… the transformation from soft petal to brittle paper. Just before the browning of desiccation, when the colours are still visible these amazing flowers become like paper, only brittle as if all the connective fibres have been broken. It’s a beautiful process.
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