I’ve been wanting to go to the Weyerhauser Rhododendron Garden since last Tuesday when a lady on their board told me that it was prime time. Today’s sunshine was all the push I needed to head out to give my new camera a work out.
I’ve taken so many rhododendron pictures over the years that I now find myself drawn to those that look atypical, and this one called Cinnabarnium certainly doesn’t look like any rhododendron I’ve ever seen before:
This one didn’t look very typical, either, though the colors are:
This rather striking one is more typical:
And this one, with its brilliant pinks, could be an archetypical rhodie, showing why it’s the State Flower of Washington:
Rhododendrons are probably my favorite flower, perhaps because they remind me of home. Home wouldn’t be home without a rhodie, or two, or three.