Colour Therapy

Tender and blue with a hint of pink

Tiny budlets surrounded by a crown of flowers
A name: Lacecap 

A touch of delicate lilac
Are you as charmed as I am by tones that nourish your soul?

The centre buds opens to reveal a tiny bright blue flower

See the centre budlets opening and how the outer flowers go from
pale green to yellow and then gradually pink and blue and lilac.

They dance within the frame
I think they they're humming a tune, don't you?

What more?

Yes!
With more intensity
I can almost feel them breathe
as I capture their beauty.

The same plant and so many patterns and different hues

One last look before you go.


This is pure colour therapy.




34 comments

  1. Ah yes - such beautiful therapy!

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    1. The different tones and colours of these flowers remind me of some of your sunset shots on the lake!

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  2. What beautiful shades, they seem to almost glow don't they?

    S x

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    1. Thanks for your visit, Sandra. Yes, the shades of pink and blue and lilac are amazingly vibrant!

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  3. Aaaaaaahhh.... (Deep exhalation)

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  4. So gorgeous they take my breath away! You are a master at flower photography!

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    1. These flowers are so photogenic, Cathy, I couldn't stop capturing them!

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  5. Beautiful images of one of my favorite plants. I adore the first pic, with its contrast of shapes. I actually have a lace cap hydrangea trying to grow in my front yard....it gets too much sun and looks stressed, poor thing.

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    1. One of my favourite plants too, Gina. It sounds as if your hydrangea has too much heat. I wonder if it could be moved to another spot which gets more shade, especially sheltered from the afternoon sun.

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  6. Such calming and peaceful tones in these beautiful flowers. Your shots are so clear. These would make wonderful cards or hung in a grouping. I am definitely checking this variety out to see if they will grow in our climate.

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    1. This plant prefers climates that aren't too hot, Nancy. Hydrangeas need water and partial shade, but there are some varieties that do better in hot climates.

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  7. So pretty, Sandra!
    The lace cap is my very favorite type of hydrangea.

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    1. I love this type too, Lisa and was thrilled to get one that is blue from the usual pink ones that we see in these parts.

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  8. It is color therapy!! All the different shades of blue, pink, and lilac and the pale green when they first bud. Beautiful photos!

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    1. Aren't the budlets adorable? I love it when they turn blue and then pop open looking like little stars full of stamens! The different hues in each of the bigger flowers is wonderful. They go from the palest to the deepest and most vibrant!

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  9. Another wonderful and colourful post. Deeply relaxing . . . thank you. xxx

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  10. Out of all the hydrangea types lacecaps are my favourite and that blue colour is to die for. I have a Penstemon that is the same blue with a hint of pink another favourite of mine.

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    1. Yes, I love lacecaps too! I had to look up Penstemon and loved the shape of the flowers. They seem to come in a variety of colours. They must look lovely in your garden.

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  11. I just love hydrangea! Your photographs show their myriad tones and textures and shapes. Did you use a zoom or a macro lens for your shots, Sandra? Tripod? A friend loaned me 2 wonderful tripods (actually, one a mono), but it's been so windy, I haven't been able to practice outdoors.

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    1. So you're a hydrangea fan too! Aren't they wonderful? I used a macro lens for many of the shots and a 18-55mm for the others. I didn't use a tripod, but I probably could use it more often!

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  12. Hi Sandra! Hydrangea's are such beautiful flowers - I love them as they flowered in the garden in England where I grew up! Beautiful photos as always.
    Mary

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    1. Hello Mary! Aren't the hydrangeas in England wonderful? There are a maximum of blue flowering plants too which must be due to the pH level of the soil there.

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  13. Beautiful, my hydrangeas did not bloom this year but at the edge of the shady damp woods but have other years.
    I need to upgrade my camera, something simple, but a step up from my simple Kodax camera. Your images are wonderful...

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    1. I had a problem with my favourite hydrangea not blooming last year - and only two blooms this year. This blue one is a new one I fell in love with at the flower market! There are so many great cameras now - even the simpler ones do excellent jobs!

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  14. yes Sandra, I am completely charmed! each image is a honor to these exquisite flowers. I love seeing them through your lens and heart.

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  15. Beautiful, the range of colors is amazing!
    Kate :}

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    1. You're right, Connie! Such a wonderful plant!

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  17. I absolutely love blue hydrangeas. Unfortunately our soil turns them pink. I so enjoyed seeing yours, so delightful!!

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    1. Deanna, in England there are a maximum of blue hydrangeas and that has to be due to the type of soil found in certain areas. To keep my flowers blue, I have to use a special fertilzer that changes the pH in the soil. I hope it works long-term! So far, so good!

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  18. It is amazing to see all the different tones in these hydrangea, Sandra and what beautiful detail you've captured here. The lace caps are my favorites, they are lovely and delicate. Mine are fading fast here.

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  19. Beautiful and very delicate !

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  20. So very lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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