I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Grey Skies Pink Hydrangeas...August

Hi! For those of you who loved my white lavender hearts...I should have a small batch completed by mid-week. I'll show them here first, so keep looking. :-)

Those grey drizzly days we had earlier this week made me have a hankering for autumn!

I walked out on the beach and studied the dunes...nope, the sea grasses are still bright green, the goldenrod has not even budded. The swales are covered with emerald green low-growing weeds or sedge.

The only things hinting of the coming change of season are the clearer skies at night (if no rain) and the hydrangeas turning from brilliant pink and blue and turquoise to soft shades of rose and pink and chartreuse.

My fav is the bright, bright turquoise-blue of early summer...but the soft pink has its charm and its arrival means it is time to cut the flower heads to be dried for fall bouquets and wreaths....

August draws to an end, school begins---and we search for signs of Autumn, despite the fact that meteorologically [astronomically?] there is an entire full month of summer yet to come.

And The Beach remains Sunny and warm through October, sometimes November--due to the warm Atlantic Ocean.

Looking for Fall in August? It's kinda like hoping for spring in February: fun, encouraging? Optimistic even. But unlikely.

Enjoy the days of summer.....



...gone to the beach