I rather liked it just the way it was but that seemed too simple. Besides I'm not in the rustic mode right now.
The outside recieved a nice shiny silver galvanized look.
Here we are in the first week of June when the hydrangeas should be bursting forth with big round faces in a full range of shades of pink and blue. Something like the ones I remember from last year.
Instead they are struggling to hold their heads up in 93-99 degree heat day after day after day. Mother Nature is at it again. I have five bushes and from those I was able to find enough for a bouquet. I plopped them in some cool water and left them overnight. They sucked up most of the water in the pitcher and looked a lot healthier for it.
Not as vibrant and perky as last year but they are doing their best for the photo shoot.
Remember, it is still in the mid-nineties today when this shot was taken.
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