Wednesday, April 21, 2010

April in the Garden - When the Deep Pink Rhododendron Blooms ...

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... it's usually a sign that spring is well and truly established along the north coast.  But that doesn't seem to be the case this year.  The day I took this photo was the only sunny day to be had.  Mostly it's been rainy, windy and cold.  I'm only complaining a little bit as I'm just tired of being cold.  Mostly I'm logging the weather - in my own way.

I see by the many gardeners I follow that there really is some delightful spring weather happening in other parts of the world, and I'm thankful for that.

Happy Gardening!

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Anonymous said...

OMG! I saw this flower today when I was coming back home. Seems like one minute there was nothing then the next minute there are these beautiful deep pink flowers. Unfortunately, I didn't have my camera with my but I'll definitely return to take some photos. I'm especially inspired by your photo. ;-))))))))


Noelle said...

What a lovely up close photo! It captures the beauty of the rhododendrons beautifully :-)

Sylvia K said...

What gorgeous flowers, colors! Your photos are superb! We're having a variety of weather from warm and sunny to chilly and rainy, but that's the norm for the northwest. Thanks as always for your visits and comments. And I'll be back to enjoy more of your beautiful garden!


Christine said...

I know what you mean, Paz. Once they begin to bud, they open up quickly.

Thank you, Noelle. It's my new camera; I couldn't get shots like this with the old one. Happy, happy me!

Thanks so much Sylvia! You and I live on the same coastline, but I think this year we are getting more of a weather-bashing than Seattle. My son in Portland says this spring has been beautiful. Warm even. :)
Happy gardening!

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hello Christine girl !
I have been good with logging weather information in my garden book this year .. it has been a bit unusual to say the least ? we had a hard frost last night so I am glad I have my tiny green house protecting herbs I bought to plant in pots .. phew !! LOL

Christine said...

The weather certainly has been something to write/log about, Joy. Every time it gets a bit warmish, I think that I'm going to plant my tomatoes, then it gets really nasty again.
I cleaned out my greenhouse yesterday, getting it ready for seedlings and today we will have no sun to warm it up. Arg!