Mountain Rhododendron

Rhododendron blooming in the southern mountains. Here in the Black Mountains of North Carolina the relatively mild climate allows the rhododendrons to grow into trees. They are at their peak of flowering now at higher elevations. Ethos foreground flower is tinged with the pink of new flowers which turns to pure white before fading to brown. In the background there is the hint of blooms on other trees and the outline of a mountain beyond.