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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Rhododendron


I have noticed that in the past week, the rhododendrons in the area have started blooming. It all seems to happen at once! One day they are just tight buds with no sign of flowering, and then they are like this one, just hours from opening.

16 comments:

uncertainhorizon said...

They are very pretty.

Roger Owen Green said...

unexpected joy!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Sylvia K said...

I do love rhododendrons and this is gorgeous! Terrific choice for the R Day! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

Sylvia
ABC Team

JoJo said...

Rhodies are so pretty! It's a shame they only bloom once and for a brief period of time.

photowannabe said...

Rhodies and Oregon just seem to go together. I remember camping among these lovely flowers. They made everything look like a Fairyland.

Kris said...

That is stunning!

sunflowerkat321 said...

They are just blooming here in NY too. Nice photo! I like the bokah.

Kat

Jane and Chris said...

Beautiful flowers, especially en masse.
Jane x

Paula Scott said...

It is events like this that get me pretty excited and go reaching for my macro lens on my camera!

Ms. Burrito said...

I love being part of ABC, it enRiches my vocabulaRy. You choice of R is teRRific!

Would you mind to visit my R post, please?

ladyfi said...

Wow - a stunning photo!

Meryl said...

I love their bright colors! They always make me smile.

Tumblewords: said...

Stunning!

Lynette said...

This is the best photo of a red that I have ever seen. Congratulations! And thank you for sharing it with us!

Laura~DancesWithTeddyBears said...

Love your almost open rhodies. They're going to be gorgeous!
Ours are also starting to open. Soon there'll be bursts of color everywhere in the PNW.

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, I miss the rhododendrons on the west coast. They wouldn't survive out here.
Gorgeous photo!
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
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