This Edwardian capture of Empire,
now a beauty and a beast,
glory of passionate flower,
it hides a killer within it’s heart.
In a managed and reworked wood on the outskirts of York, this Rhododendron bathes in late winter sunshine while a breeze flicks the spiders thread. A wonderful plant, but now considered a weed and a killer in parts of the UK, thriving in our wet climate. The trouble is the poison it puts out through it’s roots that kill off other plants.
Converted into black and white and best viewed large.
Shot on an Olympus E30.