Friday, April 30, 2010


Last Sunday seems like such a long time ago! It was a Glorious Day (It has been raining, hailing, windy, thundering etc., ever since) and we actually got to sit outside and have lunch on the patio at one of our fav. restaurants Papa Haydn, if you are ever in Portland you have to go there they have THE BEST DESSERTS ever, big gooey yummy creations!

So, as the Rhoddies are blooming we went off to the
Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens which is part of the Portland Parks and Rec. we are so lucky that our local area has a vast amount of parks with diverse environments maintained by the City of Portland. YAY! :)

So, I am very excited to show you this week's Friday Flowers which are the beautiful Rhododendrons :)

The Bees are busy already :)

This is my absolute fav. :)

This is a close 2nd, I love the pink shimmering thru when the sunlight hits it :)

These guys were so busy, nonchalant, it cracked me up :)

And, of course I couldn't resist taking a couple of shots of the Ducklings :) Can you imagine having 11 to take care of (I hear you screaming from here :)

Cute fluff ball and beautiful markings :) (Wood Duck)

I really hope you enjoyed The Rhododendrons :)
There is still time to enter to win a beautiful Art Card by Sherri Pekks check the details here it is so easy to enter and if you missed the Q. & A. with her you should check it out on my blog :)
Have a Wonderful Weekend. :)

Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.


Krishenka said...

stunning and just so beautiful you have a good eye the little ducklings are just to cute for words.

Annette said...

Beautiful photos, T!! The ducklings are too cute! Have a great weekend :)

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

these are the perfect photos for May Day. and BEAUTIFUL!

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

HAhahahahahahaha! i have to follow up comment because my 'verification word' for posting was DUCKERS!!!
i love when computers have a sense of humor.

My Life Under the Bus said...

Oh my 11 children - you didn't hear me screaming cause I fainted ! LOL Gorgeous flowers . Love the rhododendrons especially the dark pink ones !

AZCreativeStudio said...

Great pictures!

janyclaire said...

Amazing photos. Love the gorgeous flowers. I'm a total newbie when it comes to photography but I just take pics of things I think are beautiful!

cabin + cub said...

gorgeous flowers! i am loving all the bright cheery colours! ok, and i will def. have to visit that dessert place the next time we are in portland... how could i resist! ;)