bare Mimosa Tree

I often like to photograph this Mimosa tree.  But I think it is beautiful even when it has no green or blooms.   The structure of the tree itself I think is really nice.  Unfortunately there is no good angle to photograph it as a whole, and not get the power lines in the photo.  Oh well…

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Front deck

I took all of the Rhododendron photos from here, on the front deck.

The deck was covered in maple seeds from the huge maple tree.
I don’t spend nearly as much time out here as I would like to.  My health issues keep me inside far too much.
Most of my photo taking is done in short trips outside.  When I was healthier I would spend almost all of my time outside.  I miss the things I used to be able to do, more than words could ever say.  If there is something you want to do, you should do it while you can, because you never know what tomorrow might hold.

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Rhododendron – Part Two

These are not quite as nice as the photos I put in Part one of this post, but I wanted to include them all the same.

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I would have loved to have done some close photography of these in macro mode, but they are located on the side of my house that is at the edge of a very steep bank.  Something my legs/balance just aren’t up to at this time.  So these will have to do.

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For some reason this particular bunch of blossoms below had me thinking of wedding flowers.  How lovely and unique it would be, to have a May wedding with Rhododendron bouquets.  (Assuming you didn’t have allergies of course.  lol)

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Updated photos of a few of my Hostas

Here are a few updated photos of my hostas.  They did very nicely this year.

This one had a great year, having noticeable growth this year.

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And here’s my big one, and the yellowish one it is swallowing up beside it:

My husband swears he will help me transplant it next spring before the leaves come out.  I file that promise under, “I’ll believe it when I see it.”  LOL  But I hope he means it this time.  The yellow one didn’t even make seeds this fall (it’s Nov 2010, I am posting this late).  So I fear if we don’t move it next spring it won’t make it.  The last time I measured the big one on the left it had a spread of over 10 feet across.  It is BIG.

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