These dried hydrangea petals serve as a reminder of the importance of transition, transformation, and change; providing a brief moment of reflection on what was and what is to come. My boyfriend, Klaus the Pug, joined me in deep thought.
Two weeks ago, this bloom and its leaves were in full color as seen in Interstitial 3: Summer in December. Color fades and leaves wither as dormancy sets in. Last week’s ice and this week’s snow clearly marks a seasonal transition. Winter officially begins in four days.
A few small blooms remain on our hydrangeas. The leaves are yellowing and many have fallen off. Yet these small blooms persist, refusing to acknowledge the changing seasons. Not that different than people between their own seasons of life.