Participants tell about something small or insignificant that add to the joy of their lives.
This is the last party for awhile since Dayle is going to take a summer break. Be sure to check out all the entrants by going to Dayle's blog.
Today, this blog's simple pleasure, is seeing the rhododendron bush in full, glorious bloom.
Just a few short days ago, it looked like this:
Almost overnight, the many buds burst into full-fledged blossoms as big as a woman's hand. They are so incredibly gorgeous that they can almost take one's breath away. Now the bush looks like this:
Rhododendrons are flowers whose name was derived from Greek words, namely "rhodon" which means rose and "dendron," or "tree," according to Wikipedia.
These stunning flowers come in purple, such as shown in the photos, as well as light purple, white, deep burgundy, and even light pink.
The rhododendron is the national flower of Nepal.
Best yet, because they are perennials, they bloom each and every year!
DO YOU HAVE RHODODENDRONS WHERE YOU LIVE?