On the bank in front of our house we have three rhododendron bushes, which, during the past couple of weeks have been quite spectacular, giving an almost luminous effect in the sunlight, particularly the lilac coloured two. These two are from the wilds where they have become quite a nuisance as they multiply at such a rapid rate, taking over and suffocating other vegetation. Although I love to see them on the hillside and in woodland, there are vigourous attempts taking place to chop them down in an attempt to stop their spread. Wild rhododendrons are probably the only countryside flower that has no restrictions on picking.
Because I love them so, I took the chance of planting these two on the bank, however, as soon as flowering is over they are due for a severe haircut!
Swim buddies. . . . . . . . - An unusual pair at the swimming hole - the Brown Thrasher and the Eastern Bluebird. Neither one appeared bothered by the other - don't you love it whe...
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