15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A flower from my mother's hydrangea bushes in mid-September

This photo is showing a flower from my mother's hydrangea bushes, taken in mid-September. This photo was taken around 5 o'clock p.m. with the sunlight coming in the photo. The ending of summer is being reflected in this flower, which once was vibrant pink, but is now a dusty rose color. It allows the viewer to soak up every last ounce of summer until the world turns vibrant orange, yellow, and red for the autumn months.

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Date Taken: 09.2017
Date Uploaded: 09.2017
Photo Location: New Jersey, United States of America
Copyright: © Lauren Andes