In Its Prime
Original watercolor on 300# cold pressed paper.
Our house was built in 1901 and our hydrangea shrub is probably sixty years old now. When we moved here it was six feet wide and 6 feet tall. Covered with a mass of blooms. It is still blooming but losing limbs yearly and pretty soon it will be gone. There are still old -fashioned plants in the yard that were mature when we moved here 40 years ago. Lilacs, snowballs, pomegranate, wild plums, rosemary, English walnut and peonies have had a long life here.