Behold the purple rhododendron!
Sorry, we have no flower poems today. And yes, I really want to call these azaleas because azalea just sounds so much more lovely and floral-like. But according to the botany folks on Wikipedia, azaleas have only five anthers per flower, and these clearly have too many.
On this trip, my 10-year-old daughter discovered the joy of seeing the Arboretum close up through the lens of a digital SLR camera. Magical! She didn’t even have to share the camera because her sister was busy elsewhere. It was so fun to hear her say, “Oh, Mommy! I have to get a picture of these!”
Unfortunately, the pictures she took are still on that camera, waiting to be downloaded. Such is the problem with juggling two cameras. Someday, I’ll try to share them with you. But for now, here’s one more of my rhodie shots.