I've been keeping my fingers crossed the last couple of weeks.
Nature is surprisingly rewarding.
The buds opened up slowly a few days ago.
This is the start of the season of my rhododendrons,
this pinky one named "Elegans", has been with me for 25 years
and has never ceased to surprise me.
Even after the hard winter and some scaffolds with ladders leaning
against them, not to forget all the roofing construction junk on top of them,
they chose to burst into blossom prettier than ever before.
❤ Ia ❤