Flower of the Day – 1st March 2023


Where is this year going, already it seems as if it is flying by. I just can’t believe we are now in March.

A photograph of pink rhododendron photographed at Doddington Place near Sittingbourne in Kent.

Today’s flower of the day is the gorgeous pink rhododendron. Pink rhododendron blooms in the summer amongst the beautiful green foliage of its plant. This flower has been known to bring comfort, peace and serenity to the eye of the beholder. It’s perfect for a gift or to give to someone special.

For my first flower of the day for the start of March, I wanted to start off by going with a classic, the Rhododendron. This flower, part of the Ericaceae family, is such an eye-catching beauty with its bright colors and blooming petals. As a symbol of joy, spirit, and enthusiasm, the Rhododendron is the perfect flower to start off the month with. It’s known for its hardiness and resilience so let’s start off the month in the same fashion!

Many gardens are filled with bushes of rhododendrons for their sheer beauty. Personally speaking, I don’t think I’ve ever visited national gardens that do not have the beautiful rhododendron within their garden landscaping.

Processing this image was carried out in Lightroom and Topaz Studio 2. In the topaz software, I used the default filter in the Impressionistic filters. And used the amount slider to decrease the pain effect.

And thought this image is perfect for Cee’s Flower of the Day Photography Challenge.

Happy March everyone! Have a great Wednesday!!

Wanna take part in Cee’s Flower of the day Photography Challenge?

If you would like to take part is Cee’s Flower of the Day Photography Challenge, then please visit her Flower of the Day Category Link.


17 responses to “Flower of the Day – 1st March 2023”

  1. Gorgeous focus, so soft and beautiful.

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    1. Thank you so much


  2. Time flies faster it seems as we age.

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    1. It sure does…I can remember being 14 and wanting to leave school.. those last two years seemed like an eternity.

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      1. School sucked, when I finished high school I never went back to school.

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        1. Me neither… I just couldn’t wait to earn money.

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          1. I just wanted out, Bren. I was already working at the family car dealer (Pontiac and GMC Trucks), I was so shy in school that I was teased and tormented but not so much in high skewl… 😠

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          2. I do hate school bullies…their nastiness to you, leaves you with scars forever.xx

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          3. Oh yes, that definitely scared me. I’m 62 now and that crap would never happen today, I wish I would have stood up for myself back then and slugged those creeps.

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          4. Mind you if you had slugged them back…the chances are you’d take the the blame.

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          5. It would have been worth the trouble, Bren. 💪🏻

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  3. How lovely a photo! We have many ‘rhodos’ here in Victoria, BC that beautify this city… parts of the charm that brings many tourists here. Most of the shrubs I see are big clusters of multiple blooms that draw attention by their beauty. 😍🤩💕✨

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    1. Thank you… I was surprised at this single rhodo… being all alone.. yes most shrubs have clusters of blooms.

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  4. This certainly looks so amazing. Hope to see more colors in March 🙂

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    1. Thanks… mind you they’re threatening snow here.

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