Hydrangeas are included in my top 5 favourite flowers.........
They offer massive blooms, the prettiest of colours, longevity and they offer a cosy haven for the fairy world !
(or so I thought when I was a little girl!)
So the other day whilst playing in my garden....
I snipped the last few remaining heads of my hydrangea bush and created a pretty little display. My favourite, favourite, favourite colour would definitely be white but I still enjoy this pretty mauve/violet/pink shade.
I love the late afternoon sunset bouncing off the pretty blooms. Hydrangeas represent Summer, parties and my very early days at Preschool. One of my very first memories as a little tot is riding a little blue tricycle in and out of a clump of hydrangeas at preschool.
I sent my own children to this very same preschool and those same old beautiful hydrangea bushes are still there.
Each year when my children finished preschool for the year, the teachers would pick a great big bunch of these hydrangeas and give them to me as a gift. It is one of my greatest memories from those early years, both for mine and my children's early years. Those Hydrangea bushes represent fun and freedom and creativity. In my little mind all of those years ago I would wait with baited breath for fairies to appear out of these bushes.
The fairy queen would have looked stunning in her little pale blue bud clustered dress. I can imagine she would have had a lady bird walking behind her on a little lead made out of violet stems and she would have carried a handbag made of strawberry leaves. Oh the imagination of a child !