Some A Few Rhododendron Blossoming in Moncton on My Walk Sunday Morning
I did my best to get rid of them but my strength at the time didn’t last long. I managed to dig one up and trash it. The second I only cut of at ground level and the third, well I was just to beat and left it.
Then that one blossomed and I got so depressed. I had destroyed two of the best looking flowering shrubs in our yard. But that one I cut off at the ground came back to life after a couple of years and is now ready to produce it’s first bloom in seven years. It’s not quite ready to display quite year but I will as soon as it’s ready.
I woke up just before 5 AM and was ready to jump out of bed when I heard the birds singing and chirping so I had to stay there for a while to enjoy their songs. Last year at this time all we heard was crows. It nearly drove our son Steve mad.
One of the crow babies fell from the nest early. I named him Chris the Crow and watched him live in our backyard, mostly under the bushes and shrubs. But his parents stuck with him and even taught him how to eventually fly out of our yard and join them in the air. It was the most amazing thing I’ve seen.
After enjoying the birds singing for a bit I got up, had a coffee, some breakfast and then went for a nice long walk to see what happening in the yards in my area. I prefer to get out early to avoid walking when it gets too hot.
Just a few days ago our big rhododendron hadn’t started showing signs of blossoming yet but a day later and we could see the silky blossoms getting ready to pop into view once again. Something I look forward to each year.
So when I looked outside and saw them starting to blossom I knew it was going to be a great day for walking. But first I had to take a few pictures of our own rhododendron and share it’s beauty.
The image below shows how they start their blossoms. They look like little silk hankies folded up into a flower or blossom. The picture in the top left of this post is a blossom that was popping out. It was on the opposite side of the rhododendron and I didn’t see it until I went out to take a few pictures.
Next it was off for my walk so I headed in the direction of the Moncton City Hospital as I usually see a lot of trees in blossom around there at this time of year. But before I even got to the next block I saw the rhododendrons below already in full bloom. I didn’t see any blossoms even started a couple of days ago.
Their home was off the street just enough I couldn’t get a clear picture but I didn’t want to step on their property as I don’t like people doing that to us. Maybe next time someone be in the yard I can ask for permission.
My new camera allows me to zoom in without so much shaking but still it was just out of my reach, even with the zoom. I hope it’s enough for you to see just how awesome looking it really is.
It’s hard to get a good healthy walk in at this time of year. I just can’t pass an opportunity for a good image so I stop walking to . The picture below is a good example. How could I walk past a cute little scene like that?
Jenny thought this was the cutest picture of the day so I had to include it. Speak No Evil, errr I mean, Croak Croak Croak.
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