More Rhodies

Most of the three-day weekend was devoted to family, so I had no time for reading or birding. I’m afraid you’ll have to settle for rhododendrons today. Debbie is a master gardener, so it was a no-brainer to take her, Jeff and Max for a long walk through the Pt. Defiance Rhododendron garden, even though I usually avoid going there when there are so many people.

I noticed that some early bloomers have already lost their flowers and a few others seemed past their prime, but I didn’t hear anyone complaining. There were even a few new rhodies blooming:

Salmon-colored Rhododendron

and several of those that were beginning to bloom when I was there a week ago are just now in their prime:

Pink Rhododendron

Since I’m heading to Colorado for a week this Friday, it might well have been the last chance I get to visit them this year.