We are in the week of our annual Rhododendron Festival. A tricycle race on Wednesday, run by my Sunrise Rotary. The Bed Race, the Pet Parade. Today is the Rhody Run, but I wore my feet out yesterday, with the Running of the Balls (one of our big Rotary fundraisers) and then the Rhody Parade. I walked to Monroe Street at 9:30 am and was not done until 3:00 pm. My phone went dead, but another person’s recorded 16,000 steps. I iced my feet when I got home, up on pillows!
And the local rhododendrons are gorgeous. Are they narcissists? Or just joyful?
We are selling the last tickets, stopping at noon, for the Sunrise Rotary “Rolling of the Balls”!
The balls will roll at 12:30 before the parade, come see!
For the Daily Prompt: present.
Our Rhody Fest is in May, with the Grand Parade, tricycle races, the bed race, and my Sunrise Rotary “Running of the Balls”. But I took this photograph two days ago: this rhododendron is not going to wait for May. No time like the present and in full bloom in February and gorgeous. A touch, a promise, harbinger of spring!
For the Daily Prompt: sunny.
I took this on our Mount Zion hike last Saturday.
Call Congress, healthcare for ALL. Healthcare is NOT health insurance. There is a difference.
And then do something healing: climb a rhododendron flower trail.
We hiked up Mount Walker on Sunday and the wild rhododendrons float among the trees. Gorgeous.