Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Skeleton

How can something look so delicate and be so strong? This is a climbing hydrangea petal but looks like a fan coral.

Leaf skeleton

7 comments:

liz elayne said...

Hydrangeas are amazing. Even as they begin the process of resting for the winter, they are gorgeous. We did not have them like the ones you have shown on your blog this summer/fall in Indiana, so they really are new to me since I moved out here. I am trying to grow them in Tacoma but only one of four plants bloomed this year (they are little plants, planted last year). I have been using one of your hydrangea photos as a background for weeks now. Living vicariously through your hydrangeas. (Sounds like a book title doesn't it?)

Kim Carney said...

I am so happy about that.

I did not have them growing up but I am so happy I have them now. They are a constant source of beauty for me. We have had such dry spring/summer that might affect your small ones growing. But they will bloom! I was a little worried about mine with the drought scare.

la vie en rose said...

What an amazing pic. This blows me away.

Sandra said...

Q. "This is a climbing hydrangea petal but looks like a fan coral. How can something look so delicate and be so strong?"
A. I think they were made by the same Designer! ;o)

awesome photo! I just said "wow..." when I saw it

Pam said...

This is a fabulous photo! Just beautiful.

Thanks for signing my blog the other day - I'm so excited to be moving to Edmonds and I think you are the first one to welcome me to my new town :)

christyanne said...

What a beautiful depiction of nature: so fragil and graceful but it retains such a strength.

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Arachnophobia said...

Skeleton leaves, as hydrangeas half-eaten by snails, may be used for printmaking after copper plates etching of their fragile shadow.