Whether you see this as pink, lilac, mauve or purple . . .
I think it is a lovely colour!
This ancient hydrangea was already in the garden when we moved here yonks ago.
The plant looks dead in winter but always amazes me by producing these lovely blooms each spring.
They don’t usually last long in our harsh sun, but I enjoy them while they’re here.
post script: I have promised my Northern WP friends gratuitous Spring photos to sustain them as they plunge into the depths of winter! In return they will supply me with Snow Photos in due course, to sustain me during the searing temperatures (38C – 100F) of summer here in Cape Town, South Africa.
post post script: And because I love the song, here is Lavender’s Blue from the movie Cinderella.
post script: I have to add a caveat here: I can’t remember if I recently read a blog post similar to this, or if I just found the amusing ‘Blue’ lyrics surfing Youtube. So, if you’re reading this and getting miffed that I filched your idea, my sincere apologies and please let me know in the comments; I will gladly add a reference to you here.