Sherry's rhododendron began blooming last week in their tiny patch of temporary sunshine along the front walk. I happened to catch them during their brief morning sunbath the other day. The light is a little harsh, but in this location it's the best I'm able to do.I used to think all rhododendron were poisonous, but apparently there are only two species to avoid, and those are found in northern Asia Minor and Istanbul, Turkey. I don't know if it applies to domestic breeds of the plant as well, but Wikipedia also tells us that honey made from rhododendron pollen is slightly hallucinogenic. With a bit of a laxative effect, too.