Monday, June 09, 2008

Rhododendrums for Honor

Awhile ago Honor asked me to photograph the rhododendron bush when it came into bloom. So, voila. The above misspelling is intentional. A friend of mine used to spell it that way. I didn't have the heart or something to correct her. I think it's kinda cute.

I was unable to post or comment on blogger for most of the day. Finally at 6pm it's working again for me. It was uploading very very slowly. I will try to catch up to everyone's blogs soon. It says 120 degrees on the thermometer in the sun. Yikes.

10 comments:

Cris in Oregon said...

Oh Suki.. this is awesome. It is huge. Love the color.
Bummer about not getting on to post. I have times like that too.

Cris in Oregon said...

oh I forgot the mention the heat.. Yes YIKES on the 120 degrees. that is obscene. lol
You go from freezing to roasting.
Does it usually get this hot in summer there?

Marie Abigail said...

This is wonderful. If you like to read poetry, you can come to my blog. it's www.kitadream.blogspot.com:)

katie jane said...

Are you kidding??? 120 degrees??? WOW! (and I was thinking our 90 was hot for June.)

The rhodies are georgous. What a nice gift to come home to.

Blogger runs slow for me too, sometimes. Usually between 2 and 4PM each day. What's up with that?

sukipoet said...

Cris, Mom says my brother and I gave this bush to her years ago but I have no memory of this. Maybe it was my brother and his wife. I'm not sure the official heat measure was that high, but the temp gage in the sun said that. It is a heat wave. Just one more day till cooler temps. I am not sure about every summer as I spent the last 30 or so on Cape Cod which is much much cooler, which is why everyone goes there in the summer.

Hi Marie Abigail. Thanks for stopping by. I'll check out your blog soon. Still a bit overwhelmed by stuff on my return from trip.

Katie Jane, my theory about y'day was that so many people were using electricity for AC's that there weren't enough powerful units to run the computer/internet or whatever although I could do emails ok.

Cestandrea said...

These Rhododendrums are just glowing, what a colour! Great pictures. This is a very special colour, the light passes through it in a different way, it seems to me, or am I just delirious?:)
Suki, have a great day

human being said...

so cute...
here in Iran all flowershops brim with rhododendrons for the first month of our new year -- starting with spring (March 20 - April 20)

loved your friend's spelling...
:)

Honour said...

Dear Suki - welcome back! Thank you so much for the pictures of the rhododendrons. They are beautiful. I wish we could grow them here in Edmonton, but we can't. (Hence, my request!) So whenever I see them - they just take my breath away; this multitude of flowers in one flower. While you went to the coast, I went to the mountains. Just got back late last night. So your posting was a lovely welcome home gift ... and I'm so glad you are posting pictures of your visit to the coast. I wanted to see pictures of the home I know you love so much. Have fun at your interview tomorrow with Kim :) Roxanne

sukipoet said...

No comment, Andrea on whether or not you are delirious!!! :) It is a gorgeous color though and the light does come through the petals like in a stained glass window.

Human Being, I guess we are way behind temperature wise, as the rhodies are just blooming now in June. On Cape Cod, a place called "Heritage Plantation" has several acres on rhododendrons you can, for a fee, walk through and see.

Roxanne, glad you got to go to the mountains. Things always look different to me when I go away and return home again. refreshed. Glad you enjoyed the rhododendron pics. I have picked several stems and have them on the table for mom. Be well, Suki

marianne said...

Oh how wonderful!
These won't grow in my garden....but I love them