The unseasonably warm weather in April has brought forward the blooming time of countless plants across the country, and the best place in the UK (that I know of) to see the roads lined with Rhododendron flowers is around the Sandringham Estate in early summer.
But here we have what is locally known as the Seven Sisters - seven intertwined Rhododendron plants which have grown to a height of a large tree. They always bloom before any of the others, and I was lucky enough to capture them only days before the all flower petals were to fall.
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Canon EOS 60D