In Flowers

In the Bag


Hello, my lovelies. I hope you’ve had a wonderful week.

I want to start out by saying thank you for all the love you gave me about the passing of my sweet, old dog, Murphy. Your kind words mean the world to me. I can see that a lot of you share the same love of animals that I do.

As for today’s post, I’m not feeling particularly talkative. I mostly just wanted to post a few photos that I took the other day. My hydrangeas are starting to fade, so I thought I’d cut a few and put them in this pretty woven bag. When life gives me flowers, I take pictures.



The light was so nice. It had that warm glow that sunset brings…little bands of gold twinkling through the leaves. It’s been rather dry this summer so some of the leaves are starting to fall. It makes me think that autumn is just around the corner. Although it’s such a pretty season, I wish summer didn’t end so soon.



Well, that’s all for today. I hope you’re enjoying the last days of summer. Best wishes for a beautiful weekend 🙂


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  • Susan

    Thank you for sharing some more beautiful images, Tricia.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    August 17, 2012 at 1:39 pm Reply
  • Tulla and Catie

    I love your first picture – it's so romantic! This year we had not very often nice weather, so I also enjoy the last days of summer with the last flowers, warm temperature at the time being!
    Have a nice weekend too,

    August 17, 2012 at 1:52 pm Reply
  • Home and Lifestyle

    Wonderful pictures, Tricia!

    Happy weekend! Many hugs, Ingrid

    August 17, 2012 at 1:57 pm Reply
  • Clara {Clover and Violet}

    Beautiful hydrangeas, love the soft colors! This Summer has been so enjoyable it's hard to say goodbye so soon!

    August 17, 2012 at 2:04 pm Reply
  • tinajo

    Beautiful pictures and processing! 🙂

    August 17, 2012 at 2:06 pm Reply
  • Deanna

    Always a delight for the eyes when visiting your blog. Thank you for the delight!!

    August 17, 2012 at 2:15 pm Reply
  • Ms. Redo

    As always, your pictures are pure gorgeousness. Still sending hugs as I know you will need them for quite some time – Mary

    August 17, 2012 at 2:48 pm Reply
  • Cozy Little House

    And they're beautiful!

    August 17, 2012 at 2:55 pm Reply
  • Butterbean Row


    I wonder what variety of hydrangea you have. Mine are blue or purple and I have seen pink. But your white ones are lovely!


    August 17, 2012 at 3:16 pm Reply
  • Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle)

    These are so pretty and so wonderfully photographed. The pale colors of these hydrangeas are so different from what we have around here. They look perfect sitting in that woven basket.

    August 17, 2012 at 3:33 pm Reply
  • Lola

    Yes, beautiful flowers to have the ability to soothe. They are quite lovely. Thank you for sharing them. And I'm so sorry about the loss of your most beloved Murphy. We lost our 17 1/2 year old beagle about 2 years ago. He would have 20 tomorrow. We still haven't found a doggy to fill his spot. I hope you have a beautiful, beautiful weekend.

    August 17, 2012 at 3:43 pm Reply
  • Lisa Gordon

    Tricia, these are so beautiful.
    Each of them is composed so perfectly.
    I wish you a wonderful weekend.

    August 17, 2012 at 3:50 pm Reply
  • Evelyn S.

    What beautiful images, Tricia! When I see hydrangeas like this, I must admit I'm envious. I've never seen hydrangeas bloom like that in this part of the country. Your photos are exceptional, as always. Wonderful composition.

    August 17, 2012 at 4:22 pm Reply
  • hootnonny

    These pics make me happy. The basket is the perfect container!

    August 17, 2012 at 5:01 pm Reply
  • Kristin_Texas

    These are really VERY pretty.


    August 17, 2012 at 7:23 pm Reply
  • Pünktchen

    LOVIN´ IT !!!!!!


    August 17, 2012 at 7:52 pm Reply
  • Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig

    Tricia, these are just divine!

    August 17, 2012 at 8:09 pm Reply
  • Lara

    Hey Triicia : )
    These photos are soooo gorgeous!! I just love when hydrangeas get that pinky fading hue. Love the tote too.. One of those bags is on my most wanted list. ; )
    Hope you have a fun filled weekend.

    August 17, 2012 at 8:27 pm Reply
  • Elise Ann Wormuth

    So pretty! I love the different set-ups you have. Beautiful!

    August 17, 2012 at 9:23 pm Reply
  • Ellie

    I'm so sorry to hear about your wee dog!!!!
    You do take the most gorgeous pictures – these are lovely. :))

    August 17, 2012 at 9:40 pm Reply
  • Sandi

    Gorgeous Photos!! I love hydrangeas!

    August 17, 2012 at 10:02 pm Reply
  • IMPRESSION "ein lebensgefühl-emotion of life

    Just beautiful!!!!

    August 17, 2012 at 10:32 pm Reply
  • Marina {Yummy Mummy)

    I am always SO happy to see new posts from you. They are filled with such beauty and I always feel like I want to sit outside and have some lemonade with you! Again, I am sorry for the loss of your sweet doggie. Our furry family members are so special and never forgotten. xoxo

    August 18, 2012 at 2:18 am Reply
  • elizabeth

    Lovely in every way!

    August 18, 2012 at 2:35 am Reply
  • Ash

    You always have the right angle and the right object in the right pose at all times 😉
    Simply lovely shots Tricia.
    Have a lovely weekend.

    August 18, 2012 at 3:01 am Reply
  • Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful Tricia! Thanks for stopping by…hope you have a wonderful weekend, too! I am loving this cool weather!

    August 18, 2012 at 3:19 am Reply
  • Courtney ~ French Country Cottage

    So beautiful Tricia!

    August 18, 2012 at 3:33 am Reply
  • cathy @ma vie trouvee

    So so lovely. You mention that autumn is on the way – this will be my first "autumn" in Singapore where it is non- existent. It is basically the exact same weather all year round. I am not complaining about sunny warm weather – but I am an autumn girl…boots and scarves.

    August 18, 2012 at 4:44 am Reply
  • Linda R

    Such gorgeous photos. I just love hydrangeas, But it is to hot here in the desert for them. So I sit and drool over your lovely photos. I am kind of excited for fall to get here. It will be nice to be able to sit outside in cooler weather once again. HOpe you enjoy your weekend.


    August 18, 2012 at 5:26 am Reply
  • FrenhGardenHouse

    This is so gorgeous, Tricia! Hydrangeas are one of my favorites, wish ours still looked like that! xo Happy weekend, Lidy

    August 18, 2012 at 5:55 am Reply
  • lắng

    I just wanna say 'Thank you'. Nice hydrangeas!
    Your pictures and words mean a lot to me, 'the last day of summer…'

    August 18, 2012 at 6:49 am Reply
  • manon 21

    Tout en poésie,j'aime…



    August 18, 2012 at 7:48 am Reply
  • The Rosegarden in Malevik

    hmmm,,,,,sorry about your dog…..they are good friends…..
    and LOVLEY photos,,,,,,Me like 🙂
    and do not miss……




    it is FUN 🙂
    Håkan ( The Roseman)

    August 18, 2012 at 9:05 am Reply
  • Between You and Me

    Your pictures are absolutely beautiful.

    I can't wait until our hydrangeas get big enough for me to pick them and enjoy them! We just planted them this year, so it'll be a while.

    Hey…I have a question about picture taking…the other day I showed some pictures of Lydia's room, and the walls don't look pink at all. Is it the time of day that I took the picture or do I need to use a particular setting on my camera? I shot it the pictures in Manual mode….can't remember the other settings. I'd love your help. 🙂

    August 18, 2012 at 11:58 am Reply
  • Barbara

    Love the color variation on these, so soft and gorgeous. Love how you styled this also. Truely beautiful

    August 18, 2012 at 12:20 pm Reply
  • La Vie Quotidienne

    Sometimes I think that Hydrangeas are even prettier when they start to dry…yours are georgous. They look amazing in the basket. Such lovely, lovely photos.

    August 18, 2012 at 1:59 pm Reply
  • LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious

    very b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l.. Tricia!!! So soft and pretty!

    ♥Lee Ann

    August 18, 2012 at 8:44 pm Reply
  • Ivy

    Lovely photos as always, Tricia! The colors of the hydrangeas are so sweet, and yes, the lighting is beautiful.


    August 19, 2012 at 12:29 am Reply
  • The Porcelain Rose

    Just beautiful!
    Lovely photos!
    I love hydrangeas. They are one of my fav flowers.

    August 19, 2012 at 1:01 am Reply
  • June

    I always LOVE your beautiful photos Tricia! Your hydrangeas are so lovely. Mine are now blooming too and I am enjoying them so much on the bush before I cut some to make wreaths. I think this flower is why I love August so much.
    Thank you so much for stopping by my place, I love it when you visit.

    August 19, 2012 at 2:03 am Reply
  • Pink Overalls @DIY Home Staging

    Tricia — These are so lovely! You have such a great eye and technical know-how to match. Have you ever thought of selling your photos? The stock photo companies pay for great photos. There are all kinds of categories. You should look into it.

    August 19, 2012 at 5:01 am Reply
  • erdbeerdiamant

    Your pictures are so romantic. Just beautiful 🙂

    August 19, 2012 at 9:43 am Reply
  • Rosemary Aubut

    SOOOOOOOO PRETTY Tricia! You have such a way of staging and composing your photos! A true artist!

    August 19, 2012 at 10:58 am Reply
  • Vickie @ Ranger 911

    Your photos of your hydrangeas are so pretty! Up north, the trees are already starting to turn color. I love the beauty of autumn, but like you, hate to see the summer end already.

    August 19, 2012 at 1:08 pm Reply
  • Donna

    Oh my Word, how Beautiful!! I really wish I could get them to grow here…
    Sweet week to you!

    August 19, 2012 at 2:37 pm Reply
  • Home Bohemia

    Thank you for visiting my blog!! It´s so nice to find friensd all over the world. Beautiful flowers. They grow in Sweden too and are called "Syrenhortensia"…you just remember me to go to my sister garden an pick some for my home…/Maria xxx
    Ps My uncle lives in Hastings Mn

    August 19, 2012 at 2:46 pm Reply
  • kyleen

    I absolutely love your photos. I love how you can make something so simple look so elegant.

    August 20, 2012 at 1:52 am Reply
  • Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking

    Oh my goodness these are just gorgeous!! I agree your photos are awesome!

    August 20, 2012 at 2:28 am Reply
  • Shabby soul

    Darling Tricia your photos are marvelous, as your hydrangeas!! I like their faded pink… Please could you tell me their name?
    Hugs my darling!

    August 20, 2012 at 2:45 pm Reply
  • PriscilaPetersDecor

    Amazing photos!
    I've been using a Canon that my friend doesn't use anymore. It's a very old one, but has the big lenses. I love it. So I think I'm more than ready to by the T3.

    Have a lovely week.

    August 20, 2012 at 3:24 pm Reply
  • Cindy Garber Iverson

    Such gorgeous compositions! You've captured the essence of summer hydrangeas in such a beautiful way in that gorgeous light. I love when everything comes together perfectly. Your photos have transported me and made me feel all dreamy inside. Thank you!


    August 20, 2012 at 9:03 pm Reply
  • Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic

    Such gorgeous photos. I wish I had some productive hydrangeas to bring inside. Beautiful setting with the chippy chair and basket, too.

    I've shared your story of Murphy with so many, it was so sad to read. I hope you are doing ok, I think of you often.


    August 21, 2012 at 1:53 am Reply
  • Kia

    Oh, Tricia, so sorry for your sweet Murphy, it's so difficult to loose a beloved pet, I know it hurts a lot.
    Your photos are always so gorgeous, love the setting with the chair and beautiful basket full of hydrangeas. You are very talented.
    Happy day!

    August 21, 2012 at 8:51 am Reply
  • Georgianna

    Hi Tricia,

    That's a perfect way to display hydrangeas! Ours did so well this year but they are not quite ready to cut for drying. I fill the house up with them to enjoy the rest of the year.

    Wishing you a peaceful week.

    – g

    August 21, 2012 at 7:50 pm Reply
  • whiterose42

    Beautiful photos, great to have found you and looking forward to reading more:-)
    Have a lovely week!
    Fiona x

    August 22, 2012 at 5:04 pm Reply
  • Barb

    Such a treat for the eyes, Tricia. I so wish I had hydrangeas . . . I may have to buy some. Your photos are stunning, as usual.

    August 22, 2012 at 8:42 pm Reply
  • aboutgarden

    Hi Tricia
    Gorgeous photos, I love your beautiful Hydrangea! it's paniculata 'vanilla fraise'?

    August 22, 2012 at 9:48 pm Reply
    • Tricia

      Hi Simonetta. They're PeeGee hydrangeas 🙂

      August 23, 2012 at 3:23 am Reply
    • aboutgarden

      ohh, thanks! I know but I've never seen from our nurseries. Is very beautiful
      I will say also to Silvia, Shabby Soul my new friend!!!

      August 26, 2012 at 9:02 pm Reply
  • janice15

    They are just beautiful…very nice photos…enjoy your evening with love Janice

    August 22, 2012 at 11:18 pm Reply
  • Heaven's Walk

    Flowers are so good for a hurting soul – and yours are just beautiful, Tricia. Sending you another BIG hug today, sweetie. ♥

    xoxo laurie

    August 23, 2012 at 1:38 am Reply
  • TracyMB @ Crows Feet Chic

    Lovely, lovely hydrangeas and photos. Thanks so much for your visit and sweet comments on my blog. Sending healing hugs your way. 🙂

    August 23, 2012 at 5:42 pm Reply
  • Tonya

    Your pictures are beautiful! I just found your blog. Do you mind if I ask what kind of camera you use? Thanks! Love the blog..

    August 23, 2012 at 9:57 pm Reply
  • Kadee @KadeeWillow

    I, too, just found your blog and the timing is interesting… that is not the right word but I really don't think there is an appropriate word. You see, we just spent 5 days away from our dog leaving her in the house with a dog sitter to come in 4 times a day to tend to her needs. Yes, she is still with us but the first day after my return her eyes took an very strange turn. She is 13, almost 14, and has become blind within the past year. She is fine and will be seeing her eye specialist tomorrow but this scared me. What this has taught both my husband and myself is that we will no longer be taking such long trips away from her. I know how you are feeling as that would be me, also, in your shoes. It's so hard but you are right… we will see them again in another place. << hugs to you>>

    August 23, 2012 at 10:06 pm Reply
  • Maria Glazacheva

    Quelles jolie photos et quelles jolie fleures!! :O) J`adore!!:O) Et j`adore votre blog il est juste magnifique !!! Et tres jolie et interesent a lire!!!! :O) Et mentenent je suis votre nouveau members!!! :O)
    P.S. j`espere que mon blog vas ausi vous plaisait. :O)
    Bonne semaine!!
    xxx Maria xxx

    August 24, 2012 at 4:43 pm Reply
  • lizzidroege

    i wondered if it would be okay to use some of your amazing photos as an inspiration on my blog with of course a link to you and your blog, with accredation for your wonderful photos as well? i think your pics are an inspiration for so much creativity…just love your work…

    August 25, 2012 at 1:23 pm Reply
  • Tracey

    WOW, such beautiful hydrangeas…with the crazy hot summer we had this year, mine just didn't do all that well. Your photos are so very pretty!!!!! So sorry to hear about your dog.

    Blessings and hugs ~

    🙂 T

    August 25, 2012 at 2:18 pm Reply
  • Tiffany

    So pretty Tricia, thanks for your kindness. We spent the day unpacking and watching the boys play soccer. Hope you are having a good weekend.


    August 26, 2012 at 2:33 am Reply
  • Caroline

    These are just beautiful! Hope you are feeling better…xo

    August 27, 2012 at 1:58 pm Reply
  • Val

    Such beauty in your bag… all time favorite flower.

    August 27, 2012 at 3:35 pm Reply
  • busma

    beautiful flowers and pictures

    September 14, 2012 at 4:25 pm Reply
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