6 Jan 2013

The rhododendron


The sun broke through again this morning and the weather is suddenly milder. There was a golden glow behind us as we walked up the hill to the early morning church service. The faceted glass in the church windows shone in the sunlight.  An old rhododendron, which has grown into a tree and has flourished in a sheltered spot in the churchyard, has come into bloom once more.




12 comments:

  1. How lovely to find a Rhododendron in January to brighten up the day.
    Patricia x

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  2. That is quite an early Rhodo, but what joy to see colours again. Spring isnt too far away!

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  3. we let all our bushes turn into trees, we don't trim them. this one is gorgeous and i love the shot with the flower and the church.

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  4. What a wonderful sight, Linda, but that's really very early for a rhododendron in my experience. I'm glad the sun is shining for you at Epiphany.

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  5. You have rhododendron blooming in January? So jealous! Nothing blooms here from November well into March. One of the things I hate most about winter is that there is no color!

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  6. What a beautiful colour. It looks so healthy too.

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  7. Flowers in January ... such a heartening sight.

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  8. Those blossoms are absolutely beautiful. We're going to have to wait several months before the rhododendrons are blooming here.

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  9. Hi Linda,

    Glad that the weather is milder there and you were able to get out and walk.
    Love the beautiful rhododendron against the blue sky and magnificent church.

    Happy new week
    hugs
    Carolyn

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  10. What an amazing time for the rhododendron to bloom. I didn't know they would bloom in the winter. We have a rhododendron in front of our house, but it blooms much earlier. Just beautiful!

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  11. Goodness, that is early. What a lovely colourful sight though:)

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