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The First Rhododendron in Dundock Wood

 

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The rhododendrons in Dundock Wood on the Hirsel Estate are famous. I was not expecting to see any of them out this early in the year, but then just as I was coming near the end of the wood I saw this rhodododendron in flower, and there were even insects exploring some of the blooms. Since having the camera I kind of go hunting for signs of the Spring, and here is a pretty example. Really frou-frou, in the best possible way. Lovely to think of these plants blossoming all over the world. Didn’t see a soul in the wood, which I have to admit had some pretty hefty mud along the paths.  But then to come across this flower was such a pleasure.

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April 10, 2014 - Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , ,

7 Comments »

  1. They do seem to be early in bloom this year 🙂
    Very frou-frou indeed!

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    Comment by greenmackenzie | April 10, 2014 | Reply

    • Well, Seonaid, this was the only one I saw so far! But everything is coming out so fast now, in another week the wood will probably be full of the blooms. There is a lovely scented one that smells of honey…..

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      Comment by Cara Lockhart Smith | April 10, 2014 | Reply

  2. OMGOSH! These are gorgeous!!! WOW! Love, Amy

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    Comment by Amy Pinkrose | April 10, 2014 | Reply

    • Yes, I loved the colour – like your name as well! The whole wood will be full of rhododendron flowers in a while, but seeing this first one was rather special. Thanks for your comment, Amy.

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      Comment by Cara Lockhart Smith | April 11, 2014 | Reply

      • You are SO welcome, Cara. You gave me a gift so I made sure to say thank you. Have a great weekend! (((HUGS))) Amy

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        Comment by Amy Pinkrose | April 11, 2014

  3. So beautiful, we used to have these in Maine.

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    Comment by Mary | April 11, 2014 | Reply

    • Thanks, Mary. I’ll be walking in Dundock Wood again soon to look at the great feast of flowers, but this one was special to me because it was blooming all by itself.

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      Comment by Cara Lockhart Smith | April 13, 2014 | Reply


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