This Bud's For You ~ Speechless Sunday

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC NC# 218097
 

Last year I posted a number of Rhododendron photos, they are so plentiful here in the mountains of Western North Carolina during late April and May. I love them, they are showy and vibrant … not to mention some of my favorite colors. This year though, I noticed them before they burst into full bloom and was taken by the richness of the bud’s color.

This Rhododendron Bud's For You copyright 2012 Mona Gersky

 

I also had a little fun with editing in Daguerrotype...

This Rhododendron Bud's for You Daguerrotype copyright 2012 Mona Gersky

This Bud’s for You!

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Tree Dude Border 1 copyright 2012 Mona Gersky

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Great blog and great job. Keep up the good work and good luck to you this year. Thanks.
May 05, 2012 10:23 PM #1
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Mona Gersky
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Thank you Josh, the same sincere wishes back to you.

May 05, 2012 10:31 PM #2
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Thanks for sharing a beautiful bud, great way to start the day.
May 05, 2012 10:32 PM #3
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These are beautiful flowers, Mona, and I like your photo editing on the second one. What a beautiful color the flower is.

May 05, 2012 10:43 PM #4
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Mona-I love the depth of the color that the Daguerrotype gave it. Either way they are beautiful. Those look different than the one I have which is pink.

May 05, 2012 10:44 PM #5
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Roger D. Mucci
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Lets shake things up at your home today!

LOL at your comment to Josh....................he just keeps driving by Mona!  Thanks for the Bud!

May 05, 2012 11:22 PM #6
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It's always good to start the day with a Bud!  Those things are beautiful.

May 05, 2012 11:31 PM #7
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Good Morning, Mona. What a wonderful way to start of my Sunday morning by viewing your lovely photos of these Rhododendron images. Thanks for sharing today.

May 05, 2012 11:47 PM #8
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you know I think you might have a drive by stalker.

This is the only "bud" I want... beautiful.

May 06, 2012 04:18 AM #9
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Mona,  That looks like it is going to be a beautiful flower once it blooms all the way.  Great picture.

May 06, 2012 04:55 AM #10
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Rene, glad you enjoyed it...they're all opened now.

Toni, I thought it was kind of cool too.

Sharon, the blooms are a light lavendar almost... much milder than the buds.

Roger, the problem is that he never circles the block to see what was said!

Jeanne and Ralph, this Bud's no calorie too.

Jerry, you are welcome and I hope the day was awesome.

Tammy, he's a cheater though...I've seen him at other posts too.

Belinda, don't you have rhodies in CO?

May 06, 2012 08:44 AM #11
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I can almost smell them! Mother nature is an extraordinary creator of flowers!  

May 06, 2012 12:29 PM #12
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Emily, everyday it seems there is something new blooming and needing to be photographed.

May 06, 2012 01:23 PM #13
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I love the colors Mona!!!! Thanks for sharing!

May 08, 2012 04:13 PM #14
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