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seasonal shifts 7-18

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treed roadways near Carlyon Bay (image from Street View)

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map showing distance travelled (map from Google Earth)

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On my virtual tour of the residential area of Carlyon Bay, I encountered another of the seasonal shifts I have noticed before in Street View.  One minute, I am in the month of May and the hydrangea are unremarkable green shrubs …

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hydrangea in May (image from Street View)

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and the next minute I am in August, and the hydrangea are in full bloom …

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hydrangea in August (image from Street View)

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Hydrangeas are like natural litmus paper … the color of the blue-tinted flowers is determined by the acidity of the soil.  Lower pH soils (less than 6) tend to produce blue flowers.  Higher pH soils (greater than 6) produce pink flowers.

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Best View: hydrangea in magnificent bloom, Carylon Bay …

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August 10, 2013  'hydrangeas, Carlyon Bay'  Jane Tims

August 10, 2013 ‘hydrangeas, Carlyon Bay’ Jane Tims

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Copyright  2013   Jane Tims

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  1. I love the delicate colors in the watercolor. And, I also enjoyed how you called Hydrangeas a natural litmus paper. I knew that their color was affected by acidity–but never thought of it quite that way.

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    Sheryl

    August 30, 2013 at 11:04 pm


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