Last Hurrah

IMG_2852Oakleaf Hydrangea (H. quercifolia) puts on a show in reddish-orange and burgundy beyond a screen of dried wildflowers – goldenrod, aster and heliopsis – gone to seed at the edge of the field.


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34 Responses to Last Hurrah

  1. I love the gray backdrop to the Oak Leaf Hydrangea.

  2. cindy knoke says:

    Oh winter is coming! ❤

  3. twoscamps says:

    Lasts hurrah indeed! Captures the feeling of winter’s approach.

  4. dorannrule says:

    What a wonderful spot of color to set off winter gray – almost like a brilliant scarf to complete a neutral outfit! 🙂

  5. Sharon K. says:

    That’s a spectacular hydrangea. Lovely shot!

  6. mk says:

    It’s the last piece of cake on the plate. It’s the last beer in the six pack. It’s the last square of toilet paper on the roll. It’s the last…
    Oh. You said that already. Nice shot Eliza.

  7. Great shot Eliza, keep it close to you while you see nature change in all its beauty this winter.

  8. Wonderful shot. I didn’t know about this feature when I planted mine and was so pleasantly surprised to see the color that first autumn. I LOVE Dor’s comment above about the scarf!

  9. Robin says:

    This is so pretty, Eliza. It looks like a big bouquet. 🙂

  10. What a gorgeous photo, Eliza. I love that the hydrangea is still so colorful, and am happy to see you left the perennials standing. Your birds must be very happy! Such beauty, even when it is so ridiculously cold! 😉

  11. Robbie says:

    I have a dwarf one out front + I have never seen such a beautiful red as an oakleaf:-) I wish I had room for one the size you have-beautiful!!! I love the texture within the leaves,too:-) really looks great behind the other perennials:-)

  12. I like the title of this- “Last Hurrah”- I think so many of us feel that same sense.

  13. Geraldine says:

    Time for Mother Nature to take a long nap. 😉 Lovely photo Eliza.

    I’m going to post about my top 10 funny movie pics later today, thanks for the inspiration for this post. 🙂

    Have a wonderful week, G

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thanks, Geraldine. I can’t believe that winter is at the door!
      Movies are great for cold winter nights, I’ll look forward to reading your list. Enjoy your week as well. 🙂

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