Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Rhododendron are beginning to bloom in the Smokies

I got back home late Saturday evening, in that terrible storm. Sunday Jimmy and I went to the mountains, and most of the day was nice. It did start raining, and did rain rather hard, but I was able to get some photographs of the rhododendron beginning to bloom before it beat them all down.
We didn't actually go to the GSMNP, we went to the Arts and Craft loop road. Yes, I am forever looking for ideas.
I had a great time at the Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival, and I will post photos soon.
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9 comments:

Rose said...

Oh Leedra, they are so beautiful!

George said...

You got some beautiful pictures of the rhododendron. We're going to have to get there soon.

Connie said...

Rhododendrons blooming in the Smokies - portrays such a beautiful imagery and I was not disappointed!

The pale pink is so pretty. Many of our Rhododendrons are ready for dead-heading.

Elaine said...

Beautiful! I can't grow Rhododendrons here in Fairbanks and I do miss seeing their lovely blooms in the spring.

Dorothy said...

Gorgeous flowers, Leedra! Also a gorgeous one on the card you sent to Joe. He got it today and I read it to him and explained that you were my blogging friend. He thought that was neat and appreciated it so much!

Susie said...

I really enjoy seeing these beautiful flowers. Makes me wish I was close to the Smokies so I could see them in person.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Leedra, Those pictures make me want to head to the Smokies.. Have you been there since they opened the Cades Cove road???? I wanna go!!!!

Beautiful pictures of the Rhododendrons.... Where is that loop road you are talking about???
Hugs,
Betsy

Bird Girl said...

Rain in the mountains - sure did make those rhodies look beautiful!!! You always make your flowers look like winners!!!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

These are stunning Leedra!!

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