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May 1, 2011

Baseball & Blooms

Filed under: What's Blooming — Karma @ 10:09 pm
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I had a busy and enjoyable weekend, and I just thought I’d share a bit.

I went to Fenway Park for a Red Sox game today.  Game time temperature was forcast for 55° and in the shade of the grandstand, it felt much cooler.  Jennifer and I bundled up and enjoyed an exciting 3-2 Red Sox win. By the way, Jennifer’s site is all spiffed up and self-hosted now, so head over and have a peek sometime.  Here’s our view from our homeplate grandstand seats, taken with my iPod:

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Yesterday, I managed to get some much needed yardwork done after I finished being distracted by taking photos of the additional blooms that have recently opened.  The rest of my daffies are now blooming:
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The earlier of my rhododendrons has also completely opened up:

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I hope you made the best of your weekend too!  Happy May!

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18 Comments »

  1. It WAS a chilly Sunday! So deceiving as the sky couldn’t have been more blue.

    That last image is dreamy…

    Comment by milkayphoto — May 2, 2011 @ 9:49 am | Reply

    • I guess inland was quite a bit warmer; even as we left the game, my sister’s thermometer in her car continually went up the further west we traveled.
      Thanks Tracy.

      Comment by Karma — May 2, 2011 @ 3:54 pm | Reply

  2. You may know better than I but I thought the bottom two photos are of azaleas? I have them as well. Aren’t rhodos the big flowers with the big leaves that bloom later? Regardless the bottom shot is beautiful! I love seeing all the different daffodil varieties. You saw a great win! And it was warm here, about 70, must have been ocean effect.

    Comment by Becky Sue — May 2, 2011 @ 10:26 am | Reply

    • Actually, you are both correct! Most likely, these are shots of what is called ‘Korean Azalea’ (Rhododendron yedoense) since they are one of the first to bloom (they put forth blooms before leafing out) along with the PJM hybrid rhodies.

      Comment by milkayphoto — May 2, 2011 @ 11:02 am | Reply

      • As I said to Becky, I’ve never been sure of exactly what flowers they were, since they don’t look just like either flower. Thanks for adding a possible solution to my mystery!

        Comment by Karma — May 2, 2011 @ 4:01 pm

    • You know, to tell the truth, I’ve often wondered exactly what the flowers are because I have both another azaelea and another rhododendron. This bush was planted here when I moved in. It doesn’t look exactly like either flower – so I’m glad Tracy cleared that up.
      It was definitely an exciting win! My voice was a little off today from the yelling I did yesterday. 🙂 You should have heard the people around me when they put Jenks in!
      Thank you Becky.

      Comment by Karma — May 2, 2011 @ 3:57 pm | Reply

      • I’m going to the game on Mother’s Day. 5 rows back between home plate and the dugout. Please don’t rain!

        Comment by Becky Sue — May 4, 2011 @ 12:09 pm

      • I almost went to that game too! I guess the high school is running a trip out there, so you may find some fellow townies out there! Hope you have a great game – good weather and good pitching!

        Comment by Karma — May 6, 2011 @ 9:44 pm

  3. You should have brought your camera and a zoom lens. You’d have gotten some great shots. I had a warmer time of it being out in the Sun with temps in the mid-60’s. Seemed warmer by the 7th inning (after the race).

    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — May 2, 2011 @ 4:24 pm | Reply

    • I did think about bringing my camera, but my seats were actually a surprise to me! I thought I was sitting in the same section I sat in the last time I went to the park and thought my view wouldn’t have been that great. Oh well! Maybe next time – although I don’t know when next time will be; I don’t have tickets for another game this season. 😦

      Comment by Karma — May 3, 2011 @ 3:45 pm | Reply

  4. Would you believe it was warmer there than here? (Yesterday’s high was only 51, and right now it’s a rainy 50 degrees! Not so sure we’re in TX anymore 😉 )
    I’m NOT a baseball fan, but I LOVE your blooms! The second daffodil is my favorite, with the bright orange center, or the yellow & orange (last one).

    Comment by thedailyclick — May 2, 2011 @ 5:38 pm | Reply

    • That is weird on the temperatures isn’t it? My brother-in-law lives in Alaska and I remember one June when it was warmer there than it was here! That was a strange one too.
      Thank you – I do love those daffies too. I used to have some that had a pink double-trumpet; those were gorgeous but they seem to have disappeared!

      Comment by Karma — May 3, 2011 @ 3:49 pm | Reply

  5. Exquisite pictures of your daffodil and azalea/rhododendron blooms, such clear, bright colors! Spring! Spring! Spring!

    Comment by Barbara Rodgers — May 3, 2011 @ 4:43 pm | Reply

  6. Sounds like you sure did have quite the weekend… even if it was a bit chilly… lol.. Good to see you’ve plenty of interest blooming in your garden now… 🙂

    Comment by FS Photography — May 3, 2011 @ 4:58 pm | Reply

  7. Thanks for the shout-out for my new site!

    I’m jealous of your daffodils. I know I said I only got one but I was wrong. There were two. Two whole daffodils. Woo.

    Also, neither my rhododendrons nor my azaleas are blooming. I have the most late blooming varieties ever, apparently.

    Comment by JenniferA — May 5, 2011 @ 10:31 am | Reply

    • Well, I think my rhodo-azaeleas are a little freakish as far as bloom time goes. My actual azaelea and actual rhododendron aren’t blooming yet.

      Comment by Karma — May 6, 2011 @ 9:43 pm | Reply

  8. 60’s are good. We had 80’s in DC on Tuesday and sweat like pigs walking all over the Hill. But then again it was in the 30’s last night here at home…so….I’d settle for 60’s! 🙂

    Comment by Dawn — May 5, 2011 @ 6:10 pm | Reply

    • I’d settle for 60’s regularly at this point Dawn! It is May after all – I don’t think 70 would be too much to ask for though! 😉

      Comment by Karma — May 6, 2011 @ 9:42 pm | Reply


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