Spring is Really Here!

002Cherry Blossoms

We’re in a trend of warm, sunny weather and the blooms just keep coming! Mid-spring blooms are here now in the Pacific Northwest. As usual, I’ve been making my weekly rounds to the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, in Federal Way, Washington, as weather permits. Most of the rhododendron blooms we’ve been eagerly awaiting for are now in full bloom. If you live in the area, now is the time to visit! A few of the beautiful, turquoise blue Himalayan Blue Poppies are just starting to bloom, but I would wait another week or two, and then many more will be in bloom. They will be putting on a show through most of May. So here, again, are more pretty flowers to look at! Unless captioned, all images will be of rhododendron species from around the world.










128Maiden Fern

118Giant Solomon’s Seal


155A giant Chinese rhododendron getting ready to bloom

PS  The annual “Mother’s Day Weekend in the Garden” will be held May 9th and 10th. Food, music, and, of course, beautiful blooms will be available for all to enjoy.

All images property of Peggy A Thompson.

About northwestphotos

A long time resident of Washington State, located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest USA. I enjoy regional travel, exploring all the wondrous, natural settings that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. If you get a chance, visit my Northwestphotos Zazzle store, http://www.zazzle.com/northwestphotos.
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9 Responses to Spring is Really Here!

  1. Jack in a pulpit – so unique and posing strictly for you, no doubt.

  2. The blossoms are glorious.

  3. Poetsmith says:

    Such beautiful blooms! What a wonderful spring you are having over there 🙂 Regards, Iris

  4. Gunta says:

    Yep! Spring has definitely arrived here, too. It’s wonderful! Your lovely flower images are, too.

  5. Stunning photos, Peggy. I love the pinks, mauves and purples the most. 🙂

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