5/2/14

Flower Friday - Rhody Parade

Welcome to another Flower Friday!
Now that the weather seems to be warming up in the northern hemisphere, we hope most of you are seeing flowers peeking out!


One of the annual Spring events here in Humboldt County is the Rhody parade!



It seems that the Rhodies grow everywhere up here, so they have a special parade to honor them!!



They decorate cars and trucks with the flowers!


Here I am watching the cars and horsies go by!



 Oooooooo...look at the doggie on the pretty float Daddy!

We had a wonderful time at the Rhody parade and we will leave you with some pictures of the different color Rhodies in our yard...

 Dark pink Rhodies



 White Rhodies with purple middles


Light pink Rhodies


...and purple Rhodies with orange middles!!

What kind of flowers are popular where you live???








21 comments:

Whitley Westie said...

Luv your flowers and da parade!

Molly The Wally said...

That is a lovely parade. At the moment our Magnolia tree looks lovely. So nice to see everything in bloom. Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

Back home in Australia the Rhodies grow everywhere in the Blue mountains and spring time it is just amazing to see.

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Lady doesn't know much about flowers and we are behind where we should be cause of the extra long winter. Ottawa has an annual tulip festival because during WWII we made part of a hospital Dutch territory so a princess could be born here. Since then, as a thank you, the dutch send a lot of tulips. We planted some this year but they aren't ready to flower yet. Thanks for sharing all your flowers.

Amber DaWeenie said...

I have LOTS of flowers in my yard. Mom calls them WEEDS!

:)

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

LOVE the Flower Pawrade.

There are Rhodies in our neck of the woods also... We don't have any on OUR hill butt our Purple Azalea is just starting to bloom.

LOVE Flower Friday!!!

Miley's Daily Scoop said...

Beautiful, it won't be long before our flowers start to bloom!!

Two French Bulldogs said...

How cool is that! A flower parade
Lily & Edward

Millie and Walter said...

How cool that you have a Rhody parade. We love all your beautiful flowers. There are no new blooms around here so no Flower Friday for us again.

Madi and Mom said...

Dory I wish I had been at the parade with you we could have strutted our stuff...after all we are super sassy!
Hugs madi your bfff

Sketching with Dogs said...

Those Rhodies are beautiful, so many colours. We think hydrangas are very popular here.
Dip and Elliot x

Mr. Pip said...

These flowers are so pretty! Our tulips are just about to bloom so maybe we will participate next week.

Ruby and Angel Pip

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Mom used to have lots of the purple rhododendrons in her yard as a little girl. They were huge and gorgeous. We like those dark oink ones the best. Dory, is there any flower you don't have in your garden?

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

KB Bear said...

Those rhodies are gorgeous! We don't have any flowers as showy as those. Our wildflowers peak in June and July but most of them are too small to photograph with a dog! So, I'll just have to enjoy your photos!

houndstooth said...

Your flowers are beautiful! I wish we had a flower parade here. In the fall, one town has a Marigold Festival, but they aren't very dog friendly.


Bunny

♥Mona + Sissy + Mommy, too♥ said...

Such pretty flowers and that parade looked like great fun. Mommy loves the Texas bluebonnets of course but we got to drive up to Bryan to see any and they don't last long and then they are gone. We did't get to see any this year.. Mommy's favorites are hibiscus.

Hope you'll send us a pic for our Mother's Day Smiley Box. See our April 29th post for details.

♥♥♥Mona & Prissy

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh Dory, that looks like so much fun. We really like those trucks with all the flowers and the handsome wolfie. Our mama is drooling over the gorgeous rhody photos.

Our mama forgots to put up our post last night but we told her to add it to our post tonight. Silly mama.

Kitty Kisses,
Cindi Lou & The Kitty Krew

The Army of Four said...

Those are so pretty! I love that picture of you watching the parade the best.
Cammie!

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Wow! You are brave going out to a loud parade with horses and all!!!

Your Rhodies are very pretty!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello dory its dennis the vizsla dog hay wow that luks like kwite a show wot yore flowers put on!!! i thawt a rhodey wuz just iron mans sidekik hoo noo it wuz also sutch festiv vedjitayshun!!! ok bye

jen hangca said...

Such a cute dog! And very nice flower parade, I love how they decorate the truck with the flowers. =)

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