Last of the Summer - Hydrangea by Sybille Sterk

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I was sorting out my front garden yesterday and found this last Hydrangea hiding under some polygonum (Russian Vine) which I foolishly planted years and years ago and which, despite trying to kill it several times, keeps covering the front of the garden to make my house look like Sleeping Beauty’s castle. LOL

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flower, still life, hydrangea, summer, faded, vintage, retro, photo manipulation, altered art, sybille sterk, magpiemagic, textures, grunge

I am a very creative person and it’s my way of dealing with the world, inside and out. I am only happy when I am making things or painting or writing. There are just not enough hours in the day…. I am into poetry and photo manipulation at the moment and also dabbling in photography. :-)

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  • LisaMM
    LisaMMalmost 3 years ago

    I love Hydrangea’s, one of my fave flowers. They hold such an old world charm to me, reminding me of my Nana. To have a home that resembles Sleeping Beauty’s castle would be pretty amazing to me..and very cool. :-))))

  • I love hydrangea too. Got LOADS of photos of mine (and all the neighbours’) hydrangea. :-) The house doesn’t look like a castle (just a late Victorian house), it’s just the overgrown part of sleeping beauty’s castle… My son was gutted I cut it all down. He liked it, but the postman was pleased he could get to the door now. LOL

    – Sybille Sterk

  • inessence
    inessencealmost 3 years ago

    I’m another fan of Hydrangeas. I adore the PP work you’ve done on this Sybille. It’s gorgeous. Have you ever tried changing the colour of the flower while you’ve had it?

  • Thanks so much Trudi. :-) Greatly appreciated. :-) Sorry for the late reply. Do you mean change the colour of the actual flower with food colouring? I’ve not tried it with hydrangeas, but it’s a great idea. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Sunsetdaze
    Sunsetdazealmost 3 years ago

  • Thanks so much Cynthia. :-) Greatly appreciated. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenalmost 3 years ago

    SUPREB tones Sybille….. :) x

  • Thanks so much Carol. :-) Greatly appreciated. :-) I couldn’t resist taking a picture and playing with it because it was so pretty. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesoralmost 3 years ago

    Lovely Sybille!! :)

  • Thanks so much Keith. :-) Greatly appreciated. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

    JUSTARTalmost 3 years ago

    beautiful work

  • Thanks so much Sylvia. :-) Greatly appreciated. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • islefox
    islefoxalmost 3 years ago

    Very nice tone

  • Thanks so much. :-) Greatly appreciated. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • lisameryl
    lisamerylalmost 3 years ago


  • Thank you so much Lisa. :-) Much appreciated. :-) Sorry for the late reply. Missed your comment somehow. :-( xoxo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • inessence
    inessencealmost 3 years ago

    Thank you for your reply Sybille. :) Sorry, I didn’t explain it properly. You can change the colour of a Hydrangeas flower that’s growing in your garden. Pink to blue is the easiest to do a short transformation on by altering the pH of the soil they grow in. I have a sister who used to do it once a year when we were younger. :)

  • Oh, no I understand. LOL It’s funny, along our road we have both the pink and blue varieties. I always wondered why… someone must have been playing with their soil. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Emma Collins
    Emma Collinsalmost 3 years ago

    Love this image … you can find the rest of this weeks gorgie collection here
    love em & deb xx

  • Thank you so much Emma. :-) Much appreciated. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

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