Vibrant Puple Blossoms - Rhododendron Ponticum by BlueMoonRose
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Vibrant Puple Blossoms - Rhododendron Ponticum by 


Some vibrant purple blossoms growing on a bush in the garden of my assistant, DJ. Straight from my Nikon Coolpix S6200 camera. My thanks to fellow artist Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters for identifying them as rhododendron ponticum.

My life is divided between teaching Music and Photography. The instruments I play are organ, piano, clarinet and saxophone. I taught German and Spanish before my retirement, but since I got my digital camera no longer have time for them!

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  • BlueMoonRose
    BlueMoonRose10 months ago

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Trupp10 months ago

    Very nice capture

  • Thank you, Larry.

    – BlueMoonRose

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...10 months ago

    Can you give us a location?

  • Thank you, Carla. They were growing in a garden in the Outer Hebrides, a group of islands off the North-West coast of Scotland, just below the Arctic Circle. Only hardy plants can survive the strong Atlantic gales.

    – BlueMoonRose

  • Evita
    Evita10 months ago

    Lovely capture… makes a beautiful Tote bag!!!! ☺♥

  • Thank you, Evita. I am quite taken with the tote bags, though many of my pictures are unsuitable.

    – BlueMoonRose

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
  • Thank you, Carla. Such a shame, as the strong Atlantic gales, which hit the Western Isles with full force, mean that not many species of flowerscan survive, if they do not grow on bushes! Also for the average gardener a greenhouse would not be the answer, as the winds reach are so strong in winter and occasionally in summer that the rain is almost horizontal!

    – BlueMoonRose

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...9 months ago

    I’m always amazed to see what species can survive where….and saddened when I learn that some will kill out others in order to do that. :o/

  • Sorry to have missed your comment, Carla. Yes, Mother Nature can be very harsh.

    – BlueMoonRose

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