May Showers

I always thought it was supposed to be “April Showers” but April was pretty dry here in New Jersey and May is turning out to be quite wet. Today brought some pretty heavy thunderstorms. The garden loves it while I, well, let’s just say that it puts a damp-er (pun intentional) on my enjoyment of the garden. 😉

However, there was a break this afternoon when the sun peeked out from behind the clouds and I was able to get some nice photos of Louise Odier, Zephirine Drouhin, Winchester Cathedral, and Pat Austin. Louise Odier is opening more and more flowers as each day goes by and it’s now to the point that, even with it being rather chilly and everything soaking wet, if you get within 10 paces of it, the fragrance almost overwhelms you. The Mock Orange has also opened the first of its hundreds of beautifully fragrant blossoms and the old purple rhododendron at the side of the house is in full bloom.

As a special treat for my journal readers, if you click on the link below, you will be able to view, at the full 3072×2048 resolution, one of the Louise Odier blooms. All of the other photos will, of course, be posted to the appropriate pages on my main web site.

Louise Odier (2.76 MB)

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