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Rhododendron Augustinii at Lakewold  by Pat Yager

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Each spring a lovely former estate is covered in the bountiful blossoms of rhododendrons, azaleas, and tulips. This particular blue was breathtaking. I hope you enjoy it, too.


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Besides photographing things I find beautiful, I love to paint in watercolor! It can be loads of fun, creating its own beautiful color combinations as they run together on the paper, or it can be surprisingly independent, doing “its own thing” where you pretty much have to give up control – one never knows! That’s all just part of the fun!

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  • Angel Perry
    Angel Perryalmost 6 years ago

    This is BEAUTIFUL!!!! Love teh color and lighting. Straight to the favs.

  • I’ve rarely seen a rhody this blue. The bush was stunning! Thank you for your kind comment, Angel! – Pat

    – Pat Yager

  • simba
    simbaalmost 6 years ago

    Pretty colour and capture

  • Linda, thank you for your patience in receiving my reply! I do appreciate your nice comment! – Pat

    – Pat Yager

  • amarica
    amaricaalmost 6 years ago


  • Thank you so much, Ann! (As you can probably tell, I’m now realizing that so many of my replies were put in the wrong box all those weeks ago, so now I’m trying to “catch up” appropriately!) Thanks for your patience, my friend! – Pat

    – Pat Yager

  • melant1017
    melant1017almost 6 years ago

    Such beautiful purple flowers, so soft looking :)


  • Thank you, Antonio! These are such an unusual color – they really captured my heart! Glad you like them!

    – Pat Yager

  • rodsfotos
    rodsfotosalmost 6 years ago

    Makes me long for Spring when I see these beauties, I only have one in my garden and it is a very deep red, sadly it only lasts a few days in flower, beautifully captured Pat,
    Regards, Rod.

  • Thanks for taking the time to view this rhody, Rod. I always so appreciate the kindness of your comments. I’m sorry your red ones last for only a short time. Ours seem to last for a number of weeks, if it’s not raining. Happy shooting today!

    – Pat Yager

  • danapace
    danapacealmost 6 years ago

    I agree with Rod. Mine is pink and I am looking forward to the next spring. Hope to manage it like you did..

  • Actually, Dana, this rhody is in a nearby park – I’ve been trying to locate one just like it to put in my garden. I think many of us are already eager for spring to come! Thank you for commenting. – Pat

    – Pat Yager

  • CanDuCreations
    CanDuCreationsalmost 6 years ago

    Awesome work

  • This was truly an awesome rhody! Thank you! – Pat

    – Pat Yager

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    NatureGreeting...almost 6 years ago

    Very beautiful, it is a lovely color!!

  • Yes, isn’t that a great blue for a blossom, Carolyn?! Thank you for your comment. – Pat

    – Pat Yager

  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusteralmost 6 years ago

    What a gorgeous color, nice shot!

  • Thank you, my friend! I like this shade of blue as well – they looked like a thousand little dancers, all ready to take flight at any moment – Pat

    – Pat Yager

  • Marilyn Baldey
    Marilyn Baldeyover 5 years ago

    A really lovely plant and photo.

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