One of the many delights of spring are rhododendron and azalea bushes. They belong to the same family.
It is sad to see them go. After two nights of heavy rain it is definitely over. It also means that spring is moving into summer, that the long lovely period of flowering trees and shrubs gives way to other delights such as roses and annual and perennial flowers. Their splendor, charms and comforts, should you happen to think of the long and dark Scandinavian winter days that inevitably will come. But somehow, seduced, one thinks, oddly enough, that it will always be like this, that there will always be flowers and flowering bushes and these strangely long bright Scandinavian summer nights.