Friday, October 3, 2008

Autumn Hydrangea




























Autumn is in full swing in New England. Although, I have to say, my impatience, my overflowing impatience in my window boxes, are still hanging on. These are photos of the same hydrangea which I took during the summer. Their deep purples, blue tones and green hues make for quite an eye full. I have cut them back and have them hanging upside down on the wall right above my computer. For me, a very symbolic sign of entering into the new season!

My Mom is doing better and is in a brand new wing of the hospital for pulmonary/cardiac rehabilitation. She thinks it is so beautiful, that she may not mind staying for 2 weeks! Sense of humor, still intact!. Thank you all for your well wishes and prayers for her. I simply cannot thank you enough.

22 comments:

Eileen said...

Gorgeous hydrangea pics! Thanks for posting them.

Kim said...

beautiful hues Amy...
the second photo has a real pastel gelato feel to it...
I'm still admiring my beautiful swan photos and cards..... :)
it's so good that your Mum has a sense of humour to keep her spirits up...
I hope all goes well with her recovery..
have a lovely weekend :)

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Thank you Eileen...I'm so glad that you like them...

I love the colors that the hydrangea have turned Kim, but much happier that YOU are so happy w/ the cards...I'm just going to go ahead and make a bunch of new pics and post them...Mom sounded so much better today...she said she needs a big hug...hey, I'm good for that!!!
Thank you for your continued good thoughts for her...you too, have a wonderful weekend...

Designing Hilary said...

Lovely photos! Feel free to send some fall down here, I'd like to turn OFF the A/C both in the house and the car.

Best wishes for your Mom. Humor is always the best medicine!

The Muse said...

So happy to hear that Mom is doing better..and you are feeling confident in her recovery, dear friend! Please let her know we have all been keeping her in out thoughts and prayers....! :)

Love the flowers! We just took the fall pruning off of our Hydrangea...it colors up apple green and yellow...I love it...LOL at its fullness it overpowers everything in the garden...but a small price to pay for such beauty!

Rebecca said...

Oh I dearly love hydranegas. They are so lovely and timeless. Nice photos. I hope your mom is doing super, getting better and better every day! God bless. :)

Lux said...

Oh, those colors are so subtle and lovely!

Babette said...

This is beautiful! I have not seen this color, I only have white with a little bluish color. Very pretty.

Amy Lilley Designs said...

good morning Hillary...today is BANNER..beautiful autumn morning...I wish I could blow some of this cool, crisp air to Texas!!! Yes, she may not be a happy camper, but she can still laugh...going to NYC tomorrow to see her....glad that you like the photo!

good morning Ms. Muse...yes, she is better, but now has gout in both her feet...ouch..when I see her tomorrow, in person, I can tell her about ALL the people who have been praying for her....yup, fall pruning of the hydrangea...mine is still a relatively new outside bush, but the pruning assures that each year it will be fuller than the last...

good morning Rebecca...I love the hydrangeas as well...and they are so photogenic...the deep colors are a real gift this time of the year! Mom is better today because she had her hair washed...we can ALL relate to that!!! Thank you for your prayers..

good morning lux and babette...yes, the colors are very rich, yet subtle...from pastel blue to deep purple....LOVE IT!

Triz Designs said...

what beautiful colours!!!! and wishing your mum a speedy recovery!!!

Amy Lilley Designs said...

yes Triz, I agree the colors are just wonderful...thank you dear Gal for your good wishes for my Mom. We're headed to NYC tomorrow and I will tell her of ALL the people who are sending her their best...

Christelle said...

The colors are absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Amy Lilley Designs said...

christlle...isn't it amazing...and it's just October 4th...can't wait to see what else happens!!!

samos said...

love your work Amy! Glad to hear your mother is in good spirits. Thank you for stopping by!
stephanie

ESCUDERO said...

These are exquisite!

ixela said...

I adore hydragea and this pics are simply stunning!!!

Shinade said...

Beautiful colors...oh I remember when we lived in New England and the snowball shrubs would bloom and change color.

I always brought some in to dry and keep through the winter.

Our change of season is very subtle as you can tell in my shot today.

http://shinade.blogspot.com/2008/10/weekend-snapshot.html

But the winters are much easier also.

I am s pleased to hear that your mom is doing better. I hope she continues to improve....and that you have a lovely week!:-)

Azure Islands Designs said...

So happy to hear your mother is improving nicely...her sense of humor is a good sign.

Your photos are as always beautiful... the color variation is amazing!!

Thank you for stopping by...
Cheers

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Thank you samos..just back from NY..Mom and I were VERY glad to see one another...it was a great help to both of us!!

Thank you for stopping by escudero and for taking the time to comment!!

Hello Ixela!!!...good to see you back in the blogosphere and doing such beautiful work!!! I'm so glad that you like the pics...I could see some of those colors in YOUR stunning creations!

Thank you so much Shinade....New England is a gift that keeps on giving...yes, I am looking at my cut back hydrangeas as we speak...they are holding on to their deep colors!!! Your weekend shot does show a tiny change and I envy your milder winters...wherever you are!! Thank you for your comments about Mom..she was much better today, but still has a way to go!

Heather, thank you so much for your good thoughts for Mom...very hard being away,(we went in yesterday, back today) but, I'll go into NY to be w/ her when she is released from the hospital...your blog looks beautiful..the sapphires take my breath away...and thank you, ie, the photos!!!

Kim said...

yeehaaa ..my ad is on your blog Amy!!

hope your visiting with your Mum is going well (hugs) and that your Mum's feeling better every day :)
xx Kim

Gina said...

Ahh, my favorite flower. Those were y wedding bouquets.

Amy Lilley Designs said...

YEAAA for Laketrees...love the crayons...Mom is better but still has a haul in front of her...it was good for both of us to give and take big hugs...we're very affectionate w/ one another...thank you Kim, thank you thank you...

Gina those must have made a BEAUTIFUL wedding bouquet...quite a statement!