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The Blooming Himalayas

Across the foothills of the Annapurna massif, the forest is changing colour. The greens are turning red and pink, stretching into bands of bright colour that cast a blush across the dense forest. 310 more words


Celebrate - #rethinkchurch

(Once again I’m following ReThinkChurch’s prompts for a photo-a-day during Lent.)


 The rhododendrons are opening to celebrate spring.


Fanfare for the Far End

The Far End is now officially yours folks – open to the public after 140 years. After all the hard work, worry and a decidedly dodgy weather forecast we had a grand opening day.  447 more words

Bodnant Garden

A Bloom Here, a Bloom There


I’ve been monitoring the blooms since February at the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden in Federal Way, Washington, making trips about every two weeks. I am so glad I went when I did to catch the giant Chinese variety Magnolias in bloom, because now all the blossoms have dropped. 191 more words



Spring is coming on strong!  Everything is greening and colouring up.

Yesterday’s walk at Bowen Park surprised me with early blooming Rhododendrons in Hailey’s Grove, Curly Lilies along Millstone River, Skunk Cabbage in all the soft, swampy area’s of the park and Salmon Berry blooms adding their rosy punctuation everywhere. 25 more words


Rhody's on Parade

The blossoms have all been gathered
Rich purples, pinks, reds and yellows 
With leaves of rich, rich green. 
The floral floats pass right on by
My window looking down from high. 97 more words
Just For Fun

Scene 03-16 Rain-washed and Sun-kissed

Rain-washed and sun-kissed the first open blossom outside my office window was there to greet me this morning. Happy Monday!