Tuesday, May 25, 2010

All in one

They're finally in bloom. Hallelujah.





Could all this beauty, all these different colors, really come from the same plant? Amazing.




As I arranged these for a bridal shower, I started thinking about the bride. She's pretty; she's sweet and kind; she's incredibly intelligent; she's funny; she's thoroughly modern in some ways and touchingly traditional in others. Amazing.

Wasn't it kind of God to make so much of His creation an echo of the depth and complexity of His being? He could have kept His goodness all to Himself. But He chose to share it with us.

What a gift.

33 comments:

Laura said...

I LOOOOVE Hydrangeas! They were one of my mother's favorite too. What an awesome God we serve! Thanks for posting the beautiful picture. It blessed me to look at those pretty flowers this morning. Simple pleasures : ).

Bonita said...

I love hydrangeas too! They always remind me of my aunt who had a yard full of them. The huge blossoms, the many colors, such a work of art! The bride will love it!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Beautiful!!!! I noticed some buds on my Hydrangeas yesterday. I thought for sure they died last summer (my MIL planted one in a spot that gets way too much sun and T fried the other one with too much fertilizer), but they are making a comeback. :)

I love the way you take everyday objects and make a lesson out of them. :)

Kenzie said...

The flowers are gorgeous! Thank you for my lesson of the day! We are truly blessed!

Holly said...

Gorgeous! I love hydrangeas. Who doesn't?
What a beautiful way to be reminded of God's love...thank you!

Donna @ Our Place by Grace said...

I never liked hydrangeas growing up b/c my mom had them EVERYWHERE in the yard. But now that she has passed away, I can't help but like them. Thank you for this post. I needed it!

Southern Fried Gal said...

The flowers are gorgeous but they pale in comparison to your beautiful words! Have a blessed week!

Nadir @ Hodgepodge said...

So beautiful! It never ceases to amaze me how God could care to put such beauty & detail into the simplest of things like the beins in a leaf or the color variations in your flowers, how much more much he care & love us? :-) I think I need to go cut my pink peonies today & remember that :-)

Always Nesting said...

Opening this post and seeing those stunning flowers made me mention to hubby that we need Hydrangeas in our yard. Love your arrangement.

Rachel said...

Love your hydrangea!!
God is truly a master artist.

Rachel

asnipofgoodness said...

Hey thanks for the visit to my blog, and for commenting.

Your blog is beautiful, and inspiring, and I feel like we could be friends.

I'll be back for sure, and those hydrangeas....to die for! Mine haven't popped yet, but they're on the verge, and I can't wait.

Oh, and that name drove me batty all day yesterday until I thought of it. I posted about it last night. Thanks, wish you had been about 12 hours earlier! haha

Dawn said...

i love how He shares...
beautiful blooms... one of my favorites. everytime i see a magnolia, i think of you... and now you've added hydrangeas to the list:)

jen said...

I can't believe you grew those. Hydrangeas are one of God's most beautiful creations, definitely.

dawn said...

Everything about this post is beautiful. thanks for sharing your beautiful hydrangeas and thoughts.

Julia said...

I LOVE those hydrangeas! I am amazed they are all from one plant. Would you mind telling me what kind of hydrangea that is? I would LOVE to plant some in my yard. We have the perfect place. And I know now that every single time I see them I will think of your wonderful comments that God is sharing all this gorgeous creation with us, his other gorgeous creation :) you can email me at juliabrianne@gmail or comment on juliasbabysteps.blogspot.
Thanks!

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

My very FAVORITE flowering shrub! They are beautiful fresh and dried - what more could you want!

Just gorgeous!

Manuela

Playing Sublimely said...

They have always been my favorite!

Debbie said...

Richella, those flowers are amazing! Simply beautiful colors and huge blossoms.

You brought a smile to my face, that's for sure.

Blessings,
Debbie

The Scooper said...

Gasp! I want to plant a hydrangea bush immediately. They are my favorite but I don't have one. Luckily my neighbor does and sometimes I "borrow" her blooms. Yours are beautiful!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Gorgeous!! I love hydrangeas. And the creativity of the Lord never ceases to amaze me! What beauty He created for us to enjoy! Enjoy your blooms :)!
Blessings,
Stacey

Southern Lady said...

Oh joy! I love hydrangeas. My love affair with flowers began years ago with the hydrangea bush in my mother's yard! Carla

Sharon said...

Beautiful post. Love hydrangeas too!

Stacey said...

He chose to show it and it is fabulous!

Blessings,
Stacey

Kristi said...

I LOVE hydrangeas too! We have two that have not been producing for the past several years. After talking with a gardner and getting some advice, I was ecstatic to discover that one of my plants has numerous blooms on it! Yahoo! It'll be so fun to see what color(s) we have. But I'll have to wait for them to bloom...late summer/fall bloomers. Yes, the Master Designer is the most talented artist of all. How kind He is to share His beautiful handiwork with us. Blessings, my friend!

Graceful said...

Gorgeous. Reminds me of my best friend's wedding many years ago -- she had all hydrangas. Every time I see them I think of her.

Melissa Miller said...

Richella they are truly a work of art. They are beautiful!

Have a wonderful day. ~Melissa :)

jodi @ back40life said...

love it! I'm a hydrangea junkie!

Melanie said...

I love me some Hydrangeas! We had some in Georgia that were purple and I would always cut them and put them in a vase. They are beautiful!

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

Can you believe I do not have a hydrangea bush? I've got to get one! I am absolutely in love with them. My niece is going to have blue hydrangeas in her wedding. :) Only God could create a flower so beautiful!

Autumn Mist said...

What a beautiful post, Richella, I love the tone of the blooms, different, and yet they work beautifully together.

JoAnn said...

Now I want a Hydrangea! For some reason, after reading Better Homes and Gardens, I'm under the impression that they are hard to grow...

Cyndi said...

Oh Richella those are beautiful! We are using blue and green hydrangeas in Courtney's wedding. We love them!!!
Blessings,
cyndi

Ashley @ Bride on a Budget said...

That looks absolutely gorgeous! Hydrangeas are so pretty.

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