Then followed that beautiful season... Summer....
Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape
Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"Hydrangea" in Moleskine large sketch-book
For us in South Africa, Summer means a bright, sunshiny Christmas and it also means Hydrangeas. They start flowering during late November, through December until January, and are also called Christmas Roses. Instead of Holly and Ivy decorating tables and mantles, it is the Hydrangea that takes pride of place.