But just barely. Most of the flowers clusters now have a few browned ones so close ups were out. But yesterday I was able to re-shoot this image that I had done with the phone last weekend. It’s not exactly a rhododendron in a redwood forest, but looks good on its own.
Another name for mountain laurel is spoonwood. It carves well and is a favored wood for that purpose. The leaves are poisonous to livestock which led to another name…lambkill.
The seasons move fast, but for mountain laurel it has been good and a bit prolonged. Elderberries are already forming tiny green fruits that will eventually become dark, almost black, berries. I’ll share a few clusters when the time arrives.