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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Red, White, and Blue?

Big Rhododendron bush at the southwest corner of Astoria's Post Office May 26, 2010

The violet rhodies at the southwest corner of the Astoria Post Office are almost in full bloom. As you can see, the red ones in front have about disappeared. I've been musing on the fact that the scheme at the post office seems to be vaguely red, white, and blue, with violet covering for blue. There are at least six or seven bushes around the front of the post office making up what looks at first glance like two huge bushes, and I'll show others in upcoming posts.

The shelter across the street at the corner of the courthouse is a memorial to (or display of) one of the area's lumbered old-growth trees. It's hard to photograph with the strong lights and darks, but I'll post it one of these days with good or bad photos. The corner is 7th and Commercial.

Big Rhododendron bush at the southwest corner of Astoria's Post Office Here's a close-up of today's rhododendron flowers.

Big Rhododendron bush at the southwest corner of Astoria's Post Office I took this photo four days ago when many of the blossoms were getting ready to open.

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4 comments:

Lee Spangler said...

It is such a wonderful time to see those in Astoria. I wish they'd last all summer. Maybe yoou could snap the bright red one across from the Harrison street house for me and everyone else.

VP said...

I agree with Lee, please...

Jacob said...

Well, I'm impressed...with the flowers and with your photography. I don't think we have these down here in Florida. Gorgeous!

Clytie said...

Beautiful!

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