Photos by Tag: rhododendron

July 28th, 2020

Class officers: AHS Class of 1935

I was excited the other day to receive old issues of the Anacortes High School “Rhododendron” yearbook from my brother. Among them was the 1935 issue, where I discovered this photo of senior class officers superimposed over a photo of Rosario Beach. Pictured left to right are Frank Barcott, Charles Weaverling, Bernice Affleck and Kenneth […]

April 26th, 2020

Pinks brighten gardens

All around the Northwest rhododendrons of all colors are blooming, adding to the wonders of Spring.

April 28th, 2011

Pink and gray

Whether by design or not, many of our outdoor plants bloom at different times of the season. This beautiful pink rhododendron was among the first two or three plans to show their stuff against a backdrop of gray skies. We’re used to March being a bit of a weather challenge, but it’s been a tough […]

April 7th, 2010

Blossoms erupt

There was no harsh light to deal with Wednesday morning as I photographed emerging blossoms on a favorite among our rhododendron bushes. These Pacific Northwest natives are a joy in any garden.

April 9th, 2009

Our turn

I couldn’t help but notice our neighbor’s garden had a head start on ours … even her tulips have begun to bloom. Today, however, I discovered a couple of blooms on a back yard rhododenron bush in our yard. Next thing you know I’ll be crankin’ up the lawnmower. Come on, spring. Please!

May 24th, 2008

Bee day

It was a “bee day” party among our rhody bushes today as hundreds of bumblebees worked from blossom to blossom. No honey bees, though. Every spring, bees buzz back to Pocatello., Idaho. Last year, due to a mysterious plague, the honey bee population dramatically reduced. But Roger Porter, an Idaho bee expert, says the bee […]

May 4th, 2008

Floral greeting

This rhododendron just outside our back door is showing off, producing blossoms by the dozens as the “spring thaw” finally begins to push cold weather behind.

May 28th, 2006

Public art

Beautiful red rhododendron blossoms serve as a backdrop to Guemes artist Philip McCracken’s sculpture outside the Anacortes Post Office on Commercial Avenue. According to the Museum of Northwest Art in LaConner McCracken, a third generation member of a Skagit Valley family, was born in Bellingham in 1928. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree […]

April 20th, 2006

Bustin’ out

Several rhododendron bushes are sprouting forth blossoms as April prepares to give way to May. Thursday’s overcast skies provided nice, even light in my outdoor “gallery.” To see more garden photos, see Activities section under “Garden macros.”

April 7th, 2006

Budding color

This beautiful pink rhododendron bud in our backyard unfolds a bit more with each day of sunshine. See “Vibrant colors” in Activities section for more garden photos.

April 8th, 2005

Deja vu

It was just about this time last year that I posted a photo of a rhododendron from the back yard, noting in the accompanying text that I had finished my tax return ahead of deadline. Well, I took this shot this morning, and with Steve Funk’s able assistance I hope to put my 2004 tax […]

February 24th, 2004

Ferry in the air

If you’ve ever wondered what a state ferry looks like beneath the water line, now’s the time for a sneak peek. This photo of the Rhododendron was taken this morning from the street in front of Dakota Creek Shipyards, one of this community’s largest employers. Dakota’s dry dock and Syncrolift Shiplift make the company a […]

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