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The First Rhododendron in Dundock Wood

 

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The rhododendrons in Dundock Wood on the Hirsel Estate are famous. I was not expecting to see any of them out this early in the year, but then just as I was coming near the end of the wood I saw this rhodododendron in flower, and there were even insects exploring some of the blooms. Since having the camera I kind of go hunting for signs of the Spring, and here is a pretty example. Really frou-frou, in the best possible way. Lovely to think of these plants blossoming all over the world. Didn’t see a soul in the wood, which I have to admit had some pretty hefty mud along the paths.  But then to come across this flower was such a pleasure.

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April 10, 2014 Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Three Views of a Tree

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Saw this tree when walking through woods in the Hirsel, its bark marked like the pelt of an animal from somewhere else. What is the name of this tree?

April 10, 2014 Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

   

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