May 292012
 

Rhododendron at Bay LoughRhododendron Watch – May 29th 2012

As pointed out in a previous post the Rhododendron plants have been remarkably slow to bloom at The Vee, Bay Lough and Loughglenbridge this year, due to early May being quite cold.

The good news is that the weather has now improved considerably and blooms are well on their way. Even in the few days since our last post there are appreciably more blooms on show, although Bay Lough is still probably a week or more from full bloom. Because the area around Loughglenbridge is a lot less exposed than around the lake at Bay Lough, full bloom is inclined to be a bit earlier. Full bloom at Loughglenbridge will probably be fairly close on the upcoming Bank Holiday Weekend (June 2nd to 4th) whereas at Bay Lough you are probably looking at a further week to 10 days before the true full on beauty of a full bloom around the lake will be evident.

In any case, there are plenty of blooms for pictures at the moment so if you visit any time in the next couple of weeks you’ll have plenty of camera fodder. See some of today’s photos below:

  • Ardfinnan-Bicycle
  • Swans-at-Goatenbridge
  • Summer Treetops
  • Summer Roadway
  • Shanrahan-Tower
  • Shanrahan-Celtic-Cross
  • Sean-Reilg-Celtic-Cross
  • Sean-Reilg-Arch,-Newcastle
  • Salmon-Statue-Goatenbridge
  • Reagan-Visitor-Centre-Sign
  • O'Casey's-Bar
  • Naomh-Fionan-Boat
  • Loughglenbridge Rhododendrons
  • Lisfuncheon-Mass-Tree
  • Liam-Lynch-Monument-Sky
  • Liam-Lynch-Dogs
  • Lady's-Abbey,-Ardfinnan
  • Knockmealdowns-with-Cottage
  • Knockmealdowns-Rapeseed
  • Knockmealdowns-from-Lady's-
  • Jeremiah-Ryan's-Pub
  • Geese-at-Ardfinnan
  • Fishing-the-Suir
  • Fishing-at-Goatenbridge
  • Cyclists-Take-Vee-Turn
  • Cross-at-Lady's-Abbey
  • Clogheen-Ballyporeen-Signs
  • Baylough-Reflection
  • Ballyporeen-Rock-View
  • Wet Bay Lough Entrance
  • Vee With Contrail
  • The Vee in Sun
  • Stream at Loughglenbridge
  • Simpsons Sky
  • Sheep on Vee
  • Loughglenbridge Stream
  • Loughglenbridge Signs
  • Loughglenbridge and Valley
  • Lough Glen Bridge Blooms
  • Grubbs Grave and Moon
  • Cyclists Pass Baylough
  • Clouds over Hill
  • Blooms to Galtees
  • Blooms on Ground
  • Blooms at Bay Lough Mouth
  • Blooming Rhododendron Plants
  • Bay Lough Track
  • Bay Lough to Valley
  • Bay Lough Path
  • Bay Lough Blooms
  • Rhododendrons to Loughglenbridge
  • Rhododendron Valley
  • Rhododendron Snapper
  • Rhododendron Bloom
  • Mountain Stream
  • Loughglenbridge Viewers
  • Loughglenbridge Stream
  • Loughglenbridge Path
  • Loughglenbridge Crowd
  • Loughglenbridge Bloom
  • Blooms on Water
  • Blooms across Bay Lough
  • Blooming Loughglenbridge
  • Bay Lough
  • Bay Lough with Bloom
  • Bay Lough Walkers
  • Bay Lough Visitors
  • Bay Lough Rhodo Foreground
  • Bay Lough Dark
  • Blooms to Valley
  • Blooms and Sugar Loaf
  • Bloom over Bay Lough
  • Bay Lough Lake Portrait
  • View over Loughglenbridge
  • Loughglenbridge Blooms
  • Blooms to Valley
  • Blooms at Bay Lough
  • Blooms and Sugar Loaf
  • Blooming Across Vee Valley
  • Bloom over Bay Lough
  • Bay Lough Lake
  • Bay Lough Lake Portrait
  • View over Loughglenbridge
  • Loughglenbridge Blooms
  • Viewing Bay Lough
  • Valley from Over Bay Lough
  • Rhododendron Over Valley
  • Rhododendron Frame
  • Rhododendron Bud Sugar Loaf
  • Rhododendron and Sugar Loaf
  • Rhododendron Across Valley
  • Rhodendron Trail
  • Rhodendron Over Loughglenbridge
  • Rhodendron at Over Bay Lough
  • Loughglenbridge Stream
  • Gorse, Rhododendron and Whitethorn
  • Cyclist at Loughglenbridge
  • Buds and Sugar Loaf
  • Budding Rhodendron
  • Bay Lough Close Up

 

 

 

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