I just love hortensias or hydrangeas as they are known in english. I love all the colours:
Rose/Pink - pretty in pink
My favourite colour is pink althought I do love the white, the flowers look so pure and untouched.
Thanks to you all for your lovely comments re the painting photos. For those of you that asked how they were rehung, poor Mr FF had to carry them through the house and then balance on the windowsill - not an easy task and I was holding my breath while he did it. Fortunately we colour coded each set with wire as each pair varies slightly in size :-)
I cheated a little yesterday as Mr FF has not had time to complete making the new shutters for the ground floor windows so I just gave the old ones a quick coat of paint as we have guests arriving on Sunday and I want the house to look good.
I had to smile as while I was doing it all the locals kept coming up to me and telling me what a good job I was doing. I explained to them that they were only temporary which puzzled them as the french have a habit of just painting over everything and do not bother with sanding etc so you could say that je suis très francaise:-)
We are now hard at work on the hall entrance so hope to post some photos by the end of the week.