Thursday, June 4, 2009

Lovely Pink!

Growing up in Pennsylvania I'm quite familiar with mountain laurel ~ after all it is the state flower. Last week I was looking around at my parent's plantings and came upon this unusually colored mountain laurel (shown below) ~ most of the time they are colored like the one above (image from Wikipedia). Wish I could have stayed a day or two longer so that I would have seen it in full bloom! Don't you just love the delicate cuplike open flowers in contrast with the sculptural closed buds?


Steve Haskamp said...

That is gorgeous! Will it grow where you live?

Kelee Katillac said...

Hi Julie!

Love that second image...the blooms ahve such an interesting shape...thanks for sharing...

love, kelee