poetry and prose about place

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)


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)


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)


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.


Best View: hydrangea in magnificent bloom, Carylon Bay …


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

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


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.



    August 30, 2013 at 11:04 pm

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