Saturday, June 7, 2008


In the midst of the heat and humidity, our rhododendron is suddenly a riot of blooms and frothy color! The lilacs and their heady scent have nearly all gone past, but now the mock orange is pouring its perfume in our bedroom window. Along with that distinctive spicy, floral scent comes the constant sound of bees buzzing!
Lots of bees buzzing - everywhere!

Honeybee on the Mock Orange

Our Rhododendron (Weigela in the foreground)
That’s a second story window on the right!

Bumblebee on the Rhododendron


purpleronnie said...

I have always not been able to pronounce that flower's name! Such beautiful pictures - it's so pretty where you live!

Claudia Snell said...

Very beautiful!

Pink Granite said...

Hi Ronnie -
I used to pronounce it with an "m" at the end until I realized it was an "n". Then I spent a long time having to think before I spoke. I finally decided that if I saw a beautiful Rhododend"ron" I would "run" to look at it. That finally did the trick!

We are lucky to live here and it is lovely. But I'll be happier when our roof is replaced (soon!) and then we can finally paint our house. Until then I'll keep focusing on the prettiest details!
- Lee

Thanks Claudia!
I'm glad you liked them!
- Lee

barbie2be said...

these are gorgeous, Lee! and that rhododendron is HUGE!