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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Rhododendron InSAnItY!

I needed an excuse to try out Blogger’s new “scheduled post” feature, so I went out and took pix of some of the stuff sproinging up around the manor. We’ll see how it works over the next few days.

The rhododendron out front of the garage is, to say the least, happy. Then again, it doesn’t care what time of year it is — it’s either blooming or about to. It runs down the long side of the garage and is clearly visible from the kitchen window (about 20 feet long). But this spring, it’s even crazier than usual. This particular cluster is about the size of a child’s head.

Click for larger versions, of course. I’m pretty happy with this shot; the IBs are pretty clear (although the rhodo is a bit of an exhibitionist in that regard).

I couldn’t decide which shot to post… so I posted both!


  1. Hey FAR! Yeah, I've been using that new scheduled thingie myself and think it's pretty cool.

    I've never thought much about rhododendrons and wondered why people like them so much, but this one could turn me into a fan (even though it's pink), I think.

  2. We have a white one, too, but the blooms aren't nearly as big ("only" 2-3" across). I ought to put up a shot or two though.

  3. both are lovely shots, our nearby parks and gardens are full of beautiful rhododendrons and azaleas at the moment, such beautiful flowers and such wonderful colours

  4. Thanks, Crafty. I love the descriptions of your walks around the parks & gardens. Edinburgh sounds like a beautiful place to live.


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