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Hydrangea Hedge - Block Island

Hydrangea Hedge - Block Island



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I love htem, in all colors
Beverly Andrighetti: Yes, they really put on a showy display, Chantal, no matter what their colour.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 4 Aug 2012, 09:22
Rainer Maria Rilke
Blue Hydrangea

Just like the last green in a colour pot
So are these leaves, withered and wrecked
Behind the flower umbels, which reflect
A hue of blue only, more they do not.

Reflections are tear-stained, inaccurate,
As if they were about to cease,
And like old blue notepaper sheets
They wear some yellow, grey and violet,

Washed-out like on a children's apron,
Outworn and now no more in use:
We contemplate a small life's short duration.

But suddenly some new blue seemingly is seen
In just one umbel, and we muse
Over a moving blue delighting in the green.

Translation © by Guntram Deichsel, 2003-12-03
Beverly Andrighetti: I had no idea there was a poem so beautifully written about blue hydrangeas, Philine. Thank you so much for passing it along.
The most beautiful, showy blooms - well taken.
Beverly Andrighetti: Thank you, Mary. This hydrangea hedge runs along the entire length of front lawn of a bed & breakfast establishment on Block Island, RI.
Wow, very beautiful!
Beverly Andrighetti: Seeing a hydrangea hedge in full bloom like this was a feast for the eyes, Victoria. Thank you.
A popular plant throughout Europe.
Beverly Andrighetti: I can understand why, Tom.
Aren't they just incredible! Beautiful, happy shot!!
Beverly Andrighetti: I did feel happy when I spotted them in all their glory running along the entire front lawn, Elizabeth. Such a profusion of blue blooms.

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