I did take this photo about six weeks ago when my hydrangea flowers were turning these gorgeous shades of pink - I have a vase full in the house. I love these flowers and have always had a hydrangea or two or three in just about every NZ house I have lived in. Now they seem to be fashionable as I often read about them in magazines but they have always been a favourite of mine even when a friend in the UK disparagingly said they were so surburban!
And this is just another pretty picture - a friend gave me these plants with the ivy trained around the heart shape and I really love them. I bought the cute stars at a local shop called Now and Then, its my fav shop in Havelock North. Crab apples to the left for winter decoration and driftwood in the background collected from local beaches in the summer.