Sunday, May 10, 2015


       It has been an unusual year weather-wise.  Almost everyone I know hunts for morel mushrooms but there were hardly any to be found this year.  I don't know why they didn't grow when the shrubs and flowering trees have been more beautiful than I can remember.  Our white dogwoods have bloomed profusely and the lilacs under our bedroom window are covered with blooms.  It is such a pleasure to wake to their enticing smell as they perfume our bedroom through an open window.

    Right now the rhododendrons are spectacular!  Each year I try to capture their beauty, but never quite succeed.  Here is my latest attempt:

These blooms on this one haven't fully opened since they are more sheltered but already it is beautiful.

Notice the climbing hydrangea to the right of the rhododendron.  It almost entirely covers the front of the garage and now wraps around the corner.  The white hydrangea blooms are almost ready to open so I am hoping the rhododendron lasts until they appear.

      A storm is forecast for tonight so I wanted to be sure to get photos in case the blooms are ruined by the wind.


Anonymous said...

WOW! Beautiful!

Country Girl said...

Thank you!