Rhododendron Blooms to Brighten the Day

Hi there!

It’s been almost a month since my last post 😬. A brief holiday to visit the in-laws down in England, combined with an extended run-in with illness and a nightmare migraine, has kept me away. But as the petals unfurl after a storm, I, too, am beginning to recover and lift my head to the sun… well, let’s pretend there’s some ☀️

Living with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) has its set of challenges, not only in how it affects the use of my hand and arm but also in how it impacts my immune response.

Common ailments hit harder and linger longer. But as always, nature offers a way to brighten your day. I went hunting through my old photos and found this vibrant beauty.

For Cee’s FOTD, I present another of my favourite blooms, the rhododendron.

I hope this rhoddie brings a touch of joy to your day as they have to mine.

Take care, and see you soon!


Author: Susan T. Braithwaite

Royal Navy veteran from Scotland. My journey into writing started with a screenwriting certificate program at UCLA Ext. Since then, I've worked as a freelance content writer, erotica author, proofreader, professional beta reader, and content editor. I'm now working hard on my dream writing career: romantic suspense author. When I'm not writing, I can be found drinking too much coffee, obsessing over yarn, and planning world domination with my husband,, and our squirrel army.​

12 thoughts on “Rhododendron Blooms to Brighten the Day

    1. Thank you for your kind thoughts! I’m starting to feel better each day! 💐

  1. bushboy says:

    Yes my evening has been brightened thanks Susan. Sorry to know that you aren’t tip top 🤗🤗

    1. Thanks, Brian! I’m getting better each day now. I’m so glad it helped brighten your evening.

  2. Chris Hall says:

    So pretty with these rhododendrons. I hope you getting better. 💛🥰

    1. Thank you, Chris! I’m finally starting to feel more like myself today… the power of cake!

  3. Cee Neuner says:

    Beautiful rhodie Susan 😀 😀

    1. Thank you, Cee! 🤗

  4. Photos by Jez says:

    Beautiful & cheerful; just what we need on a grey day & Halo & Coffee ☕️

    1. Mmm, coffee and Halo

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