So, we got home this afternoon from our week at the beach. It wizzed by. Now we have to get back in the mode of home, garden, and work…
And speaking of gardens, ours is in bloom mode. One of my favorite flowers is the hydrangea, and they are looking just beautiful. What a nice surprise, to come home to such beauty.
These beautiful blue hydrangeas are in our front yard along the fence. They get the early morning sun and a little in the afternoon, before the sun goes behind the house. They are very happy here and just get better every year.
In our side yard, under the pergola, we have several different varieties of hydrangeas in shades of blue and pink. I’m partial to the blue.
I love the hydrangeas in these iron urns that I found in Brimfield…that you can barely see in this picture… You can see the back of a pair of 19th century garden gates I found at a roadside Brocante, outside Uzes, in the south of France.
Ellie, our yellow lab, loves to follow me around outside. She was very happy to have us home.
The hydrangea bush under this bird bath is very slooooow growing. It’s finally blooming. We found the bird bath from a Belgium dealer at an antique fair in Avignon. The concrete cherub riding the fish in the center is one of my favorite pieces in the garden.
I had to move these bushes because they were getting the high noon sun and were getting burned. So hopefully they’ll do better in their new location, near these window boxes on the garage.
This is the front side of the 19th century iron gates, way cool! There’s one more, but I’m not sure where it’s going to go. I have the two iron urns flanking these gates on the other side under the pergola. There’s the Elster.
Tomorrow morning I think I’ll just have to sit under the pergola and enjoy their beauty.