From Yardwork to Artwork: The Hydrangea Story Part One


Friday’s yardwork, which I hinted at in the Weekly Photo Challenge: Chaos, resulted in another artwork afternoon in the studio this weekend. Last May I was trimming a rather unruly photinia which featured in the post From Yardwork to Artwork: The Photinia Story. This time clearing our patio garden involved cutting back a hydrangea that was beginning to take over rather like The Day of Triffids, as described in the 1951 post-apocalyptic novel by the English science fiction author John Wyndham, a story that may be familiar to some of you.


As you can see Sunday joined me and enjoyed the catnip


The trimmed stalk made for a useful drawing tool.




Part Two to follow…


  1. Oh how I quivered with fear at The Day of The Triffid …. it was compulsory reading when I was at school though not on the curriculum. But your hydrangea seems quite cooperative and less likely to take over the studio and then the world and I do love it when you use part of a plant to create the picture of it. It seems so fitting.

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    1. Thanks Osyth. I remember listening to a BBC radio drama series adaptation as a young impressionable boy. I think if I hadn’t pruned the hydrangea it would have been first the patio next the world. I think you will enjoy Part Two. Good luck tomorrow 😊

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