I planted Oakleaf Hydrangea about 4 years ago, one of the very first shrubs ever planted here. It flowered for the first time this year, and also for the first time is finally showing the wonderful fall coloration that I've seen so often elsewhere in nurseries and other blogs.
I thought of maybe making it my favorite plant in the garden this week, but I just don't have the mindfulness to spare right now to put a complete post together (My mind is taken up at the moment with a sick kitty). Some day soon maybe I will write a post. There's probably not much I can tell you about this shrub anyway that you don't already know.
What's really amazing about these photos is that those leaves were above my head. These shots were a quick and dirty point-and-shoot miracle.