The beautiful Rhododendron…….with blooms made up of many blooms. This one is just beginning to open up. Along with it’s cousin, the azalea these wonderful blooming bushes thrive in the Southeastern US. Here in the mountains, there is also a more tree-like “wild” cousin called the Mountain Laurel which grows out in the woods and on banks of creeks.
I was delighted to see this “Rhodie’s” first bloom with all of it’s little sisters waiting to pop open, to create one large cluster bloom……..