Magnolias, Cherries & Rhododendrons at UW Arboretum

The pink cherry flower glowed in the early morning light. (G. Thomas Bancroft)

The pink cherry flower glowed in the early morning light. (G. Thomas Bancroft) [check www.thomasbancroft.com for more pictures at UW arboretum.]

A walk down Azalea Way at the University of Washington’s arboretum continues to be spectacular.  Several late blooming cherry varieties are now in full bloom.  One had such delicate blooms and another had very fluffy blossoms.  The Magnolias are open now and make for quite the showy tree.  Rhododendrons are just beginning to open.  I found one with spectacular flowers in large clumps on the hybrid trail.   It is definitely worth a visit.

 

Cherry flowers and new flower buds were clustered at the end of the branch.  The soft light allowed the light pink to sparckle in the soft light. (G. Thomas Bancroft)

Cherry flowers and new flower buds were clustered at the end of the branch. The soft light allowed the light pink to sparckle in the soft light. (G. Thomas Bancroft)

The pink rhododendron had large clusters of flowers on the ends of each branch.  This created quite the show.  I was intriqued by the detail in each flower. (G. Thomas Bancroft)

The pink rhododendron had large clusters of flowers on the ends of each branch. This created quite the show. I was intriqued by the detail in each flower. (G. Thomas Bancroft)

 

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