Today's Flowers: The Rhodies Have Arrived

From Apr 9, 2011

Spring has been a merciless tease this year. Days are tropically warm and humid and downright chilly in a matter of minutes. Trees are slow to come into leaf (We are still waiting for the oaks and sycamores.). The beautiful fragrances of spring are lost in the heavy rains, and the babies--geese, turtles, turtles, turtles--are snuffed at by careless or ignorant drivers and who knows what. Spring is the season of the held breath for me as I wait and watch to see which critters will make it.

Last week I bought a Canon Powershot SD 1400 IS Digital Elph just so I could have a light, small camera with me at all times. I played with it a bit on Friday, when I photographed the slow-blooming rhododendron, which has been struggling to bounce back from the winter. Mother Nature seems just a tad lethargic this spring. I am only glad she is showing up.

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  1. Beautiful shot of that colorful flower. Our spring flowers have yet to show up!

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  2. aren't closeups fun to see the beauty in nature's creations-nice color!

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  3. She's been slow in arriving but as always, beautiful in the unfolding. Lovely shot.

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  4. I like that so much! I want that camera, too!

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  5. Very good photo! I wish I had a camera like that too.

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  6. The rhododendrons are gorgeous.

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  7. Anonymous10:50 AM

    That's beautiful!!

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  8. Very great photo! We have the same weather here: warm and humid or cold and windy. I got a beautiful rosebush for the garden from Thyme( my eldest daughter). For some reason it's shedding its buds. I don't know what to do about it. Tomorrow I shall phone the gardener.
    Have a great beginning of the new week.

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  9. Gorgeous flowers, beautiful colors and delightful captures as always, Sandy! I do think Mother Nature has taken the wrong road to the northwest this year! Either that or she's taking the big scenic tour! But we still have a lot of color, just not as much or as rich as usual! Have a great day with lots of colorful flowers!

    Sylvia

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  10. lovely photograph, looks like you will enjoy your smaller camera.
    Spring is indeed interesting this year. It is really starting to pop here as far as newly growing things and flowers too. But still cool, gray and not many sunny days.

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  11. There's a drought going on here. How I wish we could get some of your rain.

    Your camera works well, but we all know it's the eye of the photographer that makes it succeed.

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  12. Spring has just begun to show up in earnest here, too. That is a fantastic close-up of the rhododendron! I love that hot pink color.

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  13. Gorgeous!

    Please take a peek of the Flowers at my page. Have great week ahead!

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  14. Beautiful blooms, looks like your lighter camera is going to do well.

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  15. I got a powershot sd 1300!

    one upping me AGAIN, Sandy?!



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  16. Such a beautiful colour. I take my Canon SD everywhere. Enjoy playing with yours.

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  17. The little Canon seems to do a good job. My rhodies are fading in today's hot weather.

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  18. Lovely shot -- caught the shadows perfectly. Viva la Canon point and shoots!

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  19. Nothing like a big ole pink rhodie to scream SPRING.

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  20. Stunning shot! Here too the rhododendrons are in full bloom. I have a huge plant/bush just outside my kitchen window and it is about to reach is incredible blooming peak, it is a sight out of this world.;))
    Have a lovely Monday dear Sandy,
    xoxo

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  21. Anonymous8:24 AM

    Canon Powershot SD 1400 IS Digital Elph already seems to be doing a gr8 shot here!!
    Oh, I yearn for tropical seasons..not much we get around here, though the summer is always at its peak!! I love the way you capture our planet's flora into memory capsules!! Have a nice time with nature..:)

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  22. Beautiful close up shot. Nice color too.

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