Round

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Photo Challenge prompt: ROUND in our 52 Week Photo Challenge

The hydrangeas in my garden are at their most beautiful stage at the moment.

In a Vase on Monday: Cathy has challenged us to create a minimalist or ikebana style arrangement of flowers from  our garden this week – my very favourite style – and because my current creative obsession is using trash from the beach to create art  – here is my take on it

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I couldn’t decide which placement I preferred, which do you like best?

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hydrangea’s soft blues

growing bigger and brighter with time

like childhood dreams

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Joining in with Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge, this week’s prompts: TIME and GROW

hydrangea’s soft blues growing bigger and brighter with time

growing bigger and brighter with time like childhood dreams

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And for Cee’s Flower of the Day ………….

 

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This hydrangea grows just next to my ‘field’ of lychnis

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with a few self seeded mallows and purple toadflax thrown in

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My front garden is alive with bugs, buzzing and beasties – a complete joy to behold.

Next week’s Photo Challenge Prompt is

ZEST

 

 

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55 responses to “Round

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  3. Just realised I hadn’t left a comment, Sandra, although I did read your post on Monday… apologies. I thought your take on ikebana was brilliant, particularly as it took advantage of your beach scavenging streak. I like the first one the best – and the colours are great!

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  4. Likening hydrangeas to childhood dreams, what a fantastic piece of imagery.

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  5. Hydrangeas can be so very beautiful. Wonderfully captured and staged.

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  6. your front garden looks and sounds wonderful, Frances

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    • Thank you Frances. I love the abundant wildness of it, my neighbours however …………!! I don’t think they love weeds/wild flowers/wild abandon as much as I do. They have a lot to put up with with me in their midst! Ha!

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  7. All the flowers are beautiful — some interesting names. I like both of your arrangements but if I had to choose I think it would be the last one. And I enjoy your haiku of dreams as well 🙂

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  8. I love your round hydrangeas and the combination of lychnis and mallow is positively dreamy. I need to get looking for my round shot now.

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  9. I think I would go for the third photo.

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  10. Love the bringing together of ‘findings’ and flowers…

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  11. Stunning . . . . .very clever round indeed. I like the middle one too, but would like to see what the final one looks like if I was standing at the end looking down it. As I’ve got an inkling I might like that even more!

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  12. I visited then Hydrangea Temple in June 2000 and have lots of images, for the scan to JPG list for a future haiku!!!

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  13. Beautiful hydrangeas Sandra. You would love the hydrangea temple in Nara Japan, thousands of them , every imaginable shape, colour and size amidst a forest

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  14. Beautiful blue hydrangeas and haiku….I like it in the center placement.

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    • The centre placement wins! It gets the most votes – I had fun arranging and rearranging and then I just could not decide which to post so posted all 3 – thank you for letting me know which one you like Donna.

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  15. Couldn’t take my eyes off that soft pink mallow and that fields looks so inviting.
    How nice you can go beach-combing for nice bits of plant support like that. Great accent for your lovely hydrangea.

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  16. Very clever! The Hydrangea is scrumptious. I like the second placement best, although I’d be hard-pressed to articulate why. Your Hydrangea and the Lychnis complement each other beautifully in your garden too.

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  17. I like the second arrangement as it creates a triangle shape. Lovely natural round!

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    • 3 votes for the middle photo – thank you Cathy, I’m really interested to know which ones everyone likes. You wouldn’t believe how many positions I put the items in and then how many different angles I photographed them from! In the end whittling it down to three was as far as I could go.

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  18. Love the Hydrangea with found objects from the beach. Isn’t it weird what you can find that washes up?? I like the middle photo as well, and the way the blues pick up the hydrangea colors.

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  19. Those hydrangeas are beautiful, Daffy, I like the third picture the best of your arrangement 🙂

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  20. So interesting. I like the third one. Your field of lychnis is lovely too.

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  21. Wow, I am seriously impressed by that arrangement. I really can’t decide which photo I prefer, as the effect is so different in each.

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  22. I like the second photograph best because the blue tones flow through the composition and are pleasing to the eye.

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