Stop and Smell the Flowers!

If you’ve ever gone through a New Englanders’ Instagram feed, you’ll find at least a dozen photos of hydrangeas! They seem to be the most photographed flower in the northeast and to be honest, I am guilty of joining the flower craze. See my Instagram feed and all my photos below for evidence.

Last July, on our annual trip to Block Island, we saw bushes and bushes of blue hydrangeas thriving off the island soil. There were hydrangeas on hydrangeas on hydrangeas! (Have I said the word ‘hydrangeas’ enough?) But really, I’ve never seen so many in my life and wouldn’t be surprised if these flowers outnumbered the island locals.

Luckily, hydrangeas are my all time favorite, so I took a million snaps to share with you today. Here are just some of the hydrangeas I came across on Block Island. Hope you enjoy!

Hydrangeas of Block Island

At the Old Town Inn

Hydrangeas at Old Town Inn on Block IslandHydrangeas at Old Town Inn on Block Island

Hydrangeas at Old Town Inn on Block Island
Hydrangeas at Old Town Inn on Block Island

Stop to Smell the Flowers on Block IslandHydrangeas on Block IslandHydrangeas at Old Town Inn on Block IslandHydrangeas on Block Island

In front of Blocks of Fudge

Hydrangeas at Blocks of Fudge on Block Island

By The Tipsy Mermaid

Hydrangeas on Block IslandColorful hydrangeas on Block Island

Along Corn Neck Road

Adirondack Chairs and Hydrangeas on Block IslandHydrangeas on Block Island

At the Spring House Hotel

Spring House Hotel on Block IslandHydrangeas in front of Spring Hotel, Block Island

What type of flowers grow by your neighborhood?

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  1. September 5, 2017 / 10:41 am

    Wow, the hydrangeas are BEAUTIFUL. I definitely need to make a trip over there next summer. I cannot believe it’s already September! Gorgeous photos. 🙂

    Looks by Lau

  2. September 5, 2017 / 2:07 pm

    Those flowersssss!! Wow this looks so beaut!

    Alya / moorizzla xx

  3. September 5, 2017 / 2:12 pm

    These are so pretty! I didn’t know they were such a big thing in New England, but I’ll keep an eye out!


  4. September 5, 2017 / 3:16 pm

    OMG, these flowers are stunning! The scenery looks beautiful with these colours. Have a great week

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

  5. September 5, 2017 / 5:06 pm

    OMG! Those flowers are sooo beautiful! I would definitely stop and smell them and take photos for my Instagram LOL

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

  6. September 5, 2017 / 6:18 pm

    I use to have a bunch of these at home until they got sick and died. I think they look incredibly gorgeous and am loving them. Have an amazing week!

    My Vogue Style |

  7. September 5, 2017 / 8:45 pm

    Wow those flowers are so stunning! We had beautiful purple hydrangeas in our backyard when we moved here but my husband basically chemical burned them (IDK what the hell he was doing lol) & they never came back up. Breaks my heart!

    Kara Aragon

  8. September 5, 2017 / 9:42 pm

    They are such a gorgeous flower. How can you not fill your IG feed with them! Thanks for sharing beautiful! XO, Ellese


  9. September 6, 2017 / 11:04 am

    NYC, no flowers in my neighborhood 🙁

    These are so beautiful!!

  10. September 6, 2017 / 11:34 am

    So many beautiful flowers here! I adore them, and they’re always so gorgeous to photograph!

    Laura xo

  11. September 6, 2017 / 1:50 pm

    These flowers are beautiful, Kim! I don’t think I’ve seen much of hydrangeas around here but we do have a lot of succulents and sunflowers out here :3

    cabin twenty-four

  12. September 6, 2017 / 2:42 pm

    You are so lucky to have so many amazing flowers near you! I love hydrangeas, and all of these photos look beautiful! My favorite are the blue ones x

    x Kara |

  13. September 6, 2017 / 4:24 pm

    Your photos are sooooo beautiful! Hydrangeas really are such picturesque flowers – We don’t have a huge amount of them in Australia, but I think I need to go to the US to take photos of them like this too 🙈

  14. September 6, 2017 / 5:03 pm

    They are so pretty and sooo colourful! We have a heap near us in London and I always make sure to go have a wander when they are in bloom! x

  15. September 6, 2017 / 8:24 pm

    Hydrangeas are beautiful! And your bow is so cute. 😊 Awesome photos!

    There really are no flowers in Las Vegas, lol surprisingly I saw some lilacs the other day though.

  16. September 6, 2017 / 11:02 pm

    gorgeous! since our weather is so hot down here, we can only grow the cone hydrangeas which only come in that greenish tint. pretty, but nothing like your gorgeous blue blooms.

  17. September 7, 2017 / 12:28 am

    What a picturesque location! I absolutely adore hydrangeas but unfortunately they’re not very popular here in Australia 🙁


  18. September 7, 2017 / 4:51 am

    Hydrangeas are some of my favourite flowers. This looks like such a beautiful town.

    Amy –

  19. September 7, 2017 / 5:51 am

    Such beautiful photos! Hydrangeas are definitely one of my favourite flowers, they never fail to disappoint!

    Anika xo |

  20. Leta
    September 7, 2017 / 6:58 am

    Wow, these look simply gorgeous! I can already imagine all the photos I would take of them, haha 🙂 There aren’t many flowers that grow around my neighbourhood but I love peonies season and how beautiful they look when they bloom 🙂

    – Leta | The Nerdy Me

  21. September 7, 2017 / 7:49 am

    These flowers are gorgeous!!! Your photos are super cute!

  22. September 7, 2017 / 11:15 am

    I love sniffing flowers too but I had a trauma just last month, I was about to sniff the flower when I realized it has caterpillar on it! :O


  23. September 7, 2017 / 1:35 pm

    So pretty! I currently live in a big city and we don’t have alot of flowers. However, I come from a small town and my favorite thing to smell is the trees. Such pretty pictures!

  24. September 7, 2017 / 6:27 pm

    I love hydrangeas too, they are so majestic indeed! In England you have a lot of Westerias filling the facades of purple flower curtains ever spring. Flowers make everything more beautiful, am I right?
    Hope you are having the best week, dear Kim

    Saida | She talks Glam

  25. September 8, 2017 / 1:21 am

    Wow, those hydrangeas are stunning! My nanna used to grow them outside the front of her house & I remember playing in them because there were so many. I haven’t this many in a long time! Looks like such a picturesque little place!

    TFM Life & Style blog

  26. September 8, 2017 / 11:24 am

    So many stunning pictures, Kim and Dan! Those flowers are outstanding. What are your highlights of Block Island?

  27. September 8, 2017 / 12:56 pm

    This is so, so lovely!
    Hydrangeas are such beautiful flowers and they can make any place look 10x times prettier and more colorful, your pictures actually make me jealous because my city has zero flowers and it looks super plain!

  28. September 8, 2017 / 1:37 pm

    I never knew that these flowers were so popular in New England. They are absolutely beautiful though! Such a pretty lavender color.


  29. September 8, 2017 / 4:22 pm

    Oh, my goodness. How beautiful!

    Your town is amazing, it looks like the stuff of travel brochures and magazines.

  30. September 9, 2017 / 1:08 am

    The flowers are breathtakingly gorgeous! Such a lovely thing to look at (and take pictures with).

    Jessica |

  31. September 10, 2017 / 2:15 am

    Oh my goodness, you guys out in New England get to experience a wild bloom of BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS!!! I love how they look because you just have a super aesthetic view~! It’s so cool that it comes in several colors too. The whole mix between blue, purple, white, and pink looks perfect. Unfortunately, we don’t really get many flowers out in my area in LA unless people care enough to grow them @__@.

  32. September 11, 2017 / 5:59 am

    Oh gosh, those are beautiful! (We also have those at home and only found out what it is now hahahahahahaha)

  33. September 12, 2017 / 5:08 pm

    OMG I’ve never seen them grow in such abundance! Must be a lovely place where you live. I adore hydrangeas so that’s such a beautiful thing to see while you’re out for a walk.

    xx Yasmin

  34. September 22, 2017 / 12:08 pm

    Hydrangeas are my favorite as well! They’re also extremely popular in Ohio where I grew up.

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