I learned something new today:! The name of theses beautiful, rosy, purplish flowers. I remember watching for these flowers every year as a child to come into bloom. I had always known them as June flowers.I think thats what everyone around here called them. A couple of years ago I searched for their name, finding nothing named June flowers. I had seen these Rodoras in bloom for over a couple of weeks now and had taken a few pictures of these old floral seasonal friends. During March I had bought a new book titled: Wildflowers of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island by Mary Primrose and Marian Munro, published by:Formac Publishing Company Limited, Halifax. #This morning my husband was browsing through the book when he came upon my previously misnamed June Flowers., and thus we discouvered these rosy purplish blossoms were called Rhodora.(Rhododendron canadense) It is a wiry shrub found in roadside ditches, swamps and bogs, growing to be about a meter or more high. The* Rodora plant is closely related to ornamental Azaleas and Rhododendrons
* source p.22,"Wildflowers,Mary Primrose and Marian Munro
Thank you to Luiz,and Denise of Todays Flowers, for this opportunity to share beautiful flowers with others. For more flower photos please click HERE.
My book-award winning daughter Riel Nason's website link can be accessed here.
Information and details about the regional winner of the Commonwealth writers book prize for Canada and Europe; Riel Nason's award winning debut novel, "The Town That Drowned" can be found here. Just click on the cover picture. Enjoy!
Ruby Tuesday 2
a meme about red
ABC Wednesday Round10
a new letter each week with Mrs Nesbit
Nature Center Magazine: check it out!
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My ships at sea quilt
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There are 63 covered bridges in the province of New Brunswick and I love finding them in those 'out of the way' places. I have photographed most all of them, with only about 4 or 5 yet to locate. I still have many photos yet to post on my New Brunswick Covered Bridges blog. If you would like to visit and see more pictures of Covered Bridges, just click on the picture above.