Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Rhododendron Blossoms

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Betsy and I are confident that Spring has come to stay when the big rhododendron by our deck bursts into bloom.  It has beautiful pink blossoms that are always a welcome sight.

24 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi George that photo is stunning as is also the iris in your last post.

Rajiv Sankarapillai said...

Hi George, awesome picture !
Lovely flower !
Have a nice week ahead :)

Sandra said...

have not seen these since we left KY in 1959. beautiful

Busy Bee Suz said...

Spring certainly has sprung. Gorgeous blooms…enjoy!

Betsy Adams said...

Beautiful... Can't wait til it blooms this year...
Love,
Wifey

Amelia said...

Hi George, that's a really elegant flower from your garden. Lovely color. Wow, soon we get to see you beautiful roses from your garden. 2 thumbs up for you.

Have a great day.

Beth @ "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

gorgeous color & bloom. ( :
hope you & Betsy are correct. i have yet to take my plants out though. i guess i will wait until Mother's Day to do so ... i don't want my plants to freeze. i have some ivy that is not looking that great right now. i wonder if it will pop back to life??!

Tanya Breese said...

pretty!! i was thinking the exact same thing while i was outside yesterday, spring is going to stick around!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Gorgeous! I am cautiously optimistic that spring has arrived here as well.

Small City Scenes said...

Oh so beautiful. I love the pink---well I love them all. MB

L. D. said...

We have only one variety of these flowers that will bloom in Iowa and not freeze out. I don't own one but they do stay pretty small in stature.

Indrani said...

Beautiful! Love the color!

Jeevan said...

Lovely blossoms! Superb shot and light

Ginny said...

Wow! None of the rhododendrons here are out yet. But I have never been able to get a macro this stunning.

Happyone said...

Oh that is beautiful.
It's supposed to get down in the low 30's here tonight.

LV said...

What a breathtaking color and flower. Never had one of these beauties.

Betty Manousos said...

awesomely captured, george!

fabulous shot!

KathyA said...

So beautiful, George. This is a wonderful preview for us here in Maryland.

Did I tell you I lost 15 roses because of the polar vortex? :(

A Lady's Life said...

Aren't they beautiful The trees here are all in bloom as well.
I am waiting for the weather to get warm so I can do a little work outside.
It seems to be raining all the time.

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous bloom, George! Have a great weekend!

lronglim said...

This flower is also very much loved by the Japanese people... lovely picture, really...

diane b said...

It didn't seem to take long for your garden to bloom.

Roan said...

Beautiful blossom as is the iris below.

Marie said...

You almost feel like you could jump inside that velvety pink!