Thursday, April 29, 2010

Next!

The march of the rhododendron blooms continues...


This one isn't truly ours but most of the tree drifts over to our back deck.  We have the same one in our front yard.  This one not only has a pretty-in-pink blossom but it also has the most heavenly scent. 


Anne took the camera out after our latest rain storm just for this.


But lest you think this the most perfect tree, I have to point out a little fault.  When the blooms fall, they also drop the outer covering which is extremely sticky.  One sticky bit attracts others and our feet have great clumps on them after walking under the trees.  Once unstuck, though, the glue seems to be gone and they never stick again.  Do you think there could be a useful application of this sticky stuff?

9 comments:

Ginny said...

Lovely, pink, fluffy rain kissed photos! Here's my theory on the sticky, go ahead and laugh, and you can tell me if I'm wrong. I probably am. Could this be one way of reproducing? So they stick where they fall and then a new bush grows?

April said...

Lucky you! What a gorgeous rhododendron!

Joanna said...

My goodness--that's a real beauty. The stickiness just has to be a balance to that sublime colour. Our new ones are just starting to show colour. I can't wait.

Angie said...

A rhododendron that smells sweet as well as looking sweet. Well worth putting up with sticky stuff!

Angie said...

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Rose said...

Those photos are beautiful. Lucky you to have those flowers so close by, even if they are messy at times. Kind of like people really.

Glennis said...

Very pretty, the tree must like you. Nice that it has a lovely perfume.

SquirrelQueen said...

What a beautiful color, I've only seen darker blooms here so far. Great macro shots, I love to see flowers covered with water droplets.

Rachel Cotterill said...

Great photos! :) I do know what you mean about the stickiness of rhododendrons... ick.

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