Wednesday, March 31, 2010
an early spring in seattle means an early trip to the rhododendron species foundation and botanical garden.
last year we went mid-may and we felt like we missed the peak blooming time for a lot of the rhododendrons and azaleas. and this time i felt like we were a little early... so many buds about to burst! but there's beauty in that too, no?
and there were certainly plenty of open rhododendrons to admire and smell.
and many, many, many other flowers and trees to look at.
i love how this just-opening leaf and flower combo looks like a butterfly.
i think i took a picture of moss on this very same tree last year.
i am in love with this little green flower. but i have a long-standing thing for green flowers. it really is just this color and it looked so vibrant growing out of the moss. wasn't that smart of me to take a picture of the sign so i can remember it later?
the good news is that since we went early this year we can go again in a month or two and catch all the blooming lovelies we didn't get to see today!