Thursday, January 8, 2009
I love hydrangeas and there are a ton of them in my neighborhood. Apparently many of them are planted around here, because a child or grandchild gave them to someone special as a Mother's Day gift. Most of them are bought at the local Safeway on Georgia and Van Buren. Eventually, they find themselves transplanted in yards and gardens and grow to be large, colorful bushes of pink and blue and purple and green. In the winter, they mute their pastels and turn brown, as in the macro shot above. Even in their dormancy, they're beautiful.
This sign made me smile. Sadly, in the spring, when this flower bed and many like it throughout the neighborhood are in full, resplendent bloom, there will be some who think they are entitled to pluck a flower from someone's private property as they stroll past. Hence, the sign. Right now, though, I don't think there's much risk of anyone taking anything.
Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential, 01/09