The Porter Rhododendrons

Daily Image - 9 June 2011 - The Porter Rhododendrons

Our house was built in 1837 by my great, great, great grandfather, Benjamin B. Porter. The original property was divided and the next generation of boys built the houses on either side of ours. When the two newer houses were completed my great, great, great grandmother brought three Rhododendron shrubs from Boston and planted one in each front yard. Over 100 years later these three plants have all survived and have grown to magnificent proportions. Even more magnificent are the annual displays as they come into annual bloom… a true tribute to my family and all their hard work.

Sony A-900 – Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 – 70mm – ISO 200 – f9.5 – 1/30.


About gerrycurry

Gerry Curry was educated at Toronto’s Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology, where he received a diploma in Fine Arts - Photography. Gerry is a certified Apple Computer Systems Engineer by profession and as an independent consultant has worked with the graphic arts and pre-press industry, both in south-western Ontario and Nova Scotia, Canada, for over 26 years. He has been at the forefront of digital imaging from its inception. Gerry teaches primary computer systems maintenance, advanced colour calibration and colour management courses for graphic design, digital fine art and photography students as well as professionals. For several years, in the 80's he was an annual guest lecturer on user-based computer maintenance at the Rochester Institute of Technology - College of Imaging Arts and Sciences. Gerry now lives on the southwestern tip of Nova Scotia, close to Yarmouth, where he shares 30 acres close to the sea with his wife Nancy and their English and Welsh Springer Spaniels. Gerry enjoys tinkering with computers, working his dogs, flyfishing, writing and of course, photography.
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One Response to The Porter Rhododendrons

  1. sandi Gargano says:

    Wow! I have never seen that tree in bloom before. It’s beautiful.

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