Blue Hydrangeas Living Room
oil, 8 x 10, $90
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It doesn't really matter to me which shade hydrangeas come in... I love them all! But the deep bluish- purple ones that grew near my brother's old house are on the top of the list. My brother and sister-in-law lived in a nice section of Bridgeport called "St Mary's by the Sea". I heard it was the soil that can change the color of the blooms - but the intensity and richness of these blooms were just astonishing.
With just a few minutes of "googling" hydrangeas I found out they are known as the chameleon of the plant world because they can vary in color from white, red, pink, purple and blue. I also found out that during the Victorian age the hydrangeas can mean you're saying thank you to someone for understanding you.. but then it could also mean heartless and frigidity. Ok - that's seems a little extreme to me... just saying..
And as I read a little further, the Old English believed that this plant was unlucky for young ladies. It will keep them away from finding a suitable husband. And... it gets even better...
if a household allows hydrangeas to grow in their gardens (especially near their front door), it’s a curse to the daughters of the house to live a lonely life as a spinster!
Yaks - heartless, frigidity spinster from a plant that looks like light and fluffy snowballs? How could this be? Oh well - I still love them anyhow.... and someday I hope to have a dozen different colors growing in our garden.
Peace and blessings to you,
1/13/2015 06:11:22 am
Thanks Tam for your kind comments - I'll have to check out your work too! So far - I've been able to keep up with the challenge this time - hoping I can keep it going! Take care -
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Linda S. Marino Art
Branford, CT 06405
Linda Marino Live Wedding Painter and Event Painter from Branford, CT serving the New England, New York and New Jersey area.
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