The Beautiful Color Purple….

I love hydrangeas….

They are my all time favorite flower.

They are really blooming beautifully now….

I just can’t get enough of them.

…..The more I cut, the more they bloom…hundreds of blooms.

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The seem to start out pink and pretty shades of lavender….

…..then morph to a deep purple…

“Purple Haze”…seems to be the theme of the flowers this year….

The wire around the shrub is unsightly, but the consequence is that the deer will have it all for dessert…

…..Hubby is placing another less “unsightly fence”…well, something a bit better than this….

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Lavenders and purples….

My hubby set out to place decorative stakes around the hydrangeas…

…..to replace the “green poles”….

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He did a lot of clearing around the shrub….then the stakes went in….

…..oops…

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Every homeowner’s nightmare…he hit the cable line…A quick call to Time Warner and they came to the rescue!

We were their third call that morning, of people hitting the cable, planting lovelies in the yards….

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Fixed!!…Within one hour of the call…I call that great service…

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So all’s well that ends well…and the hydrangeas are now happily in the house…

In these…

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And this:

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My wooden French Apple Box….

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Filled with hydrangeas…sitting atop my vintage homespun tea towel….

Kim from Savvy Southern Style posted a similar box with hydrangeas…I told her we were twins!

…..Great minds think alike!

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And I am always picking off the little seeds that drop from the blooms onto the tea towel….

………a small price to pay for gorgeousness on the table….

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As my granddaughter would say, “they make my heart feel happy”…..

I am joining the following wonderful parties: