Hydrangea watermark

Found these dried hydrangea blooms in a friend’s garden a couple of weeks ago.  I just love the shades of blue and brown in this image.  {And the wonderful lines and design in the petals.  And the reminder.}

The reminder to embrace the timing of my life.  This flower is beautiful in all seasons.  In the spring, it’s fresh and full of color.  In the winter, elegant and serene.  I have to admit, that getting progressive lenses and seeing strands of gray in my hair has been harder than I imagined it would be when I was twenty and full of color.  But seeing these paper-thin petals waving in the wind, on a rainy day left me satisfied.  Satisfied both with my season and my self.

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.  Ecclesiastes 3:1