Rhododendron Gardens Visit By John CarrMay 6, 2014 ( 6 ) A dark and drizzly day at the Rhododendron Gardens. A fine day for taking pictures. No harsh contrast, soft light, raindrops on the flower petals and no wind. And, the wonderful smells of wet earth and fresh flowers. Raindrops dappling a small pond Wood Duck Rhody Azaleas Salal? Rhody A wet Red-wing Blackbird A bright red Rhody, one of my favorites Wet Mallard Rhody Rhodies Colorful foliage Share this:TweetEmailPrintShare on TumblrPocketLike this:Like Loading... Categories: Portland OutingsTags: Azelea, Portland Rhododendron Gardens, Red-wing Blackbird, Wood Duck Related Articles Colorful Autumn Leaves in Portland Heights By John Carr2 weeks ago ( 5 ) A Late April Visit to the Rhododendron Gardens: Part II By John CarrMay 17, 2017 ( 2 ) Is There Anything More Precious than Baby Ducks: Part I By John CarrMay 8, 2017 6 comments › thecruxdefender May 6, 2014 • 8:53 am The wood duck picture is fabulous. LikeLike Reply ↓ John Carr May 6, 2014 • 9:30 am Thanks Jason. I suspect you’ve been to the Rhody Gardens before. They’re across the street from Reed College. LikeLike Reply ↓ Mary Strong-Spaid May 6, 2014 • 9:15 am so nice to see everyone posting such beautifully, colorful photos…after such a long, cold, grey winter. I love it! LikeLike Reply ↓ John Carr May 6, 2014 • 9:32 am Thanks for the kind words. It is a wonderful time of the year. April showers have brought colorful May flowers out in abundance. LikeLike Reply ↓ SwittersB May 6, 2014 • 10:29 am Exquisite beauty!! The gardens are but a few blocks from my house. Truly beautiful. LikeLike Reply ↓ John Carr May 6, 2014 • 11:00 am Thanks. It’s truly a beautiful place to photograph in the spring. I’ve always envied the Reed College students having such a nice place to visit. LikeLike Reply ↓ What's your opinion? Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.