Nana Diana Takes A Break

Nana Diana Takes A Break

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Ode To The Hydrangea

Oh- Sweet Mop Head 
that bobs and sways
holding court in the garden
for many days.

We watch you bloom
pristine and white,
You shimmer by day
and glow at night.

When Fall comes tramping
down the lane,
You feel your life
Has been in vain.

Your time is limited
that we know.
What choice do we have
but to let you go?

But wait, oh wait,
Oh dear, Oh dread,
SOMEONE somewhere
lopped off your head.

And here you sit
Without a shout
For dear old Nana
Has dried you out.

And the great queen shouted to those below her.
"OFF WITH THEIR HEADS"
~The End~

Come back tomorrow-if you dare-

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50 comments:

  1. So creative and cute, Diana! Love hydrangeas...they are always a great touch to any table or design.

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  2. Too cute! I am decorating with dried hydrangea today. LOVE them! And, now I as I work with them, I will think of this poem and smile :) Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

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  3. Excellent, Diana. And at least hydrangea gets to delight still in her dried state.

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  4. Diana, I cut three heads off myself , yesterday. I put them in a vase without water,and they dry. I shook them over the trash can and two spiders fell out...yikes. I carried them around the yard a bit before I came in.Oooo heebie-jeebies. Hope you have a great weekend. xoxo,Susie

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  5. that is what is wonderful about hydrangea's..they just keep on giving!

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  6. Love this! These are beautiful blooms.

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  7. White hydrangeas are a favorite in my house. Love these blooms.

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  8. We had hydrangeas when I was growing up and I hated them, that has since changed. we do grow up.

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  9. oh I love them and the poem is brilliant!

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  10. Wonderful! A lovely thing a hydrangea, living or de ... dried!

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  11. Oh Nana Diana...only you can make us laugh when you lop off a head.

    Cute poem, and funny story.

    Muddy Boot Dreams has moved to a new spot, if you could please update your links for me I would love it.

    www.muddybootdreams.com

    Thanks, no one can find me lol.

    Jen

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  12. ...and they are drying beautifully, Nana Hacker! (perhaps new nickname?)
    naw....
    Happy weekend,Sweet D!
    w/L

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  13. What a great poet you are! They are like little mops! I'll miss them!

    XO,
    Jane

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  14. You always make me laugh! Great poem until you cut their heads off lol! We can't grow hydrangeas here in Orlando as it is to humid and they just rot. I would love to have dried hydrangeas.

    Carol

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  15. You crack me up Diana. You are silly and cute and I love you. Hope you have a great day and enjoy your pretty flower.

    xo Danielle

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  16. You are too funny! I never before realized a hydrangea could make me LOL! Have a fun weekend!

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  17. Pretty flower. I wonder how they would do in the Oklahoma heat?

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  18. I am soooo jealous! You know how much I love hydrangeas and this year I have a total of 3 blooms. I will live vicariously through yours! Hugs

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  19. I LOVE it! So clever!! Wish I could grow some beauties like that!

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  20. Nana Hacker...heeheeehee.
    Gorgeous, gorgeous!

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  21. Great poem - those hydrangeas need to give up their heads for the greater good of beautifying our houses!
    Kelly

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  22. Too cute and so clever - gorgeous Hydrangea bloom - both fresh and dried - hope you have a wonderful weekend,
    Kathy

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  23. I love Hydrangeas..Dried or not

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  24. Stunning white ones you have...would love to get a white bush..I have 3 pink bushes and they are fading fast but that is ok...the old blooms even look lovely. Hope you are having an amazing September so far...I have missed visiting you and all my blog friends...life is sometimes way too busy. hugs.

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  25. That was great! My white hydrangeas are starting to go. I haven't taken any heads yet!

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  26. When the Queen used to say, "Off with her head" in Alice In Wonderland, that used to scare me to death.
    Thanks for bringing back my childhood nightmares! LOL!!!
    LOVE hydrangeas, any way at all, except cooked, I mean. Sorry, I am channeling Sweet Cheeks! HA!

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  27. I could almost smell that flower!
    Tammy x

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  28. What a beautiful blossom, I am glad you dried it for later.
    You know you are NUTS!
    xoGinger

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  29. My parents grew blue ones all round our house as a child we played hide and seek and hide behind them but I have never been able grow them, wish I could.
    Merle.......

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  30. I keep forgetting about the hydrangeas in out backyard. I gotta pick 'em before they flake away. Inspirational photos here.

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  31. Diana, did you write that poem? So creative and true! I lopped off plenty of their heads! Aren't they just the most gorgeous flowers? I was thinking I better get out their and cut some for drying before it's too late! Your blooms are beautiful. Hydrangea are one of my favorite for their long lasting blooms.

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  32. What could you be doing with the lovely white hydrangeas? You know I'm anxious to know. I liked your poem, it was so delightful. Did you write this - I LOVE POEMS?

    Have a happy weekend.

    Love,
    ~Sheri

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  33. This poem cracked me up to the point I made a little snorting noise and my husband gave me a "Look." How funny and what a beautiful white specimen you have successfully whacked.

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  34. Great poem - did you write it? So glad that you dried some they always look so nice in a vase.
    Have a happy happy.
    Mary

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  35. I love those mop heads, but I just cannot grow them. Too hot here in NOR. Calif. - and besides the deer would eat them all.

    Rats!

    Cute poem. :)

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  36. Beautiful!
    And I hope you had a great weekend.
    sandie

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  37. What hugh blooms you have! So nice to dry them for future use!
    Warmly,
    deb

    p.s. that lemon pie looks delish!

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  38. Hello witty one! Always a smile over here.

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  39. Oooooh! Clever! Could these flowers be any more perfect? May we all look as beautiful when we are all dried out!

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  40. Did you write the poem? Your talents just keep on coming!! LOVE hydrangeas...my favorite they are like a gift that keeps on giving. Happy Sunday!

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  41. That brought a smile to my face! I hate seeing the hydrangeas go. Mine didn't do well this year, so none to bring in to dry.

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  42. LOL....yep that's about right.Although mine did not do so great this year.I am hoping today's rain will do some magic!
    xx
    Anne

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  43. Our hydrangeas were not the happiest this year and didn't do well at all.:-( I'm hoping for next year.:-)
    xo Nellie

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  44. I love your hydrangeas my friend and I need to go get some and dry them even, as they're so pretty and make any vignette perfect and warm! Big hugs,
    FABBY

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  45. Ha! You have the best way with words! Happy to find a moment to scroll through your latest posts!

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  46. Those are some of the most beautiful flowers God ever created.
    Loved this post, you are so talented it's scary-LOL

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