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Nicholas Thompson is an Artist and Piano playing guy who is currently living in Barnstable Village on Cape Cod, Planet Earth USAAfter years of many visits to Finland and neighboring Russia Nick recently brought home the best souvenir of all time—his lovely new wife Svetlana. They live happily in Barnstable Village on Cape Cod, MA with there new born daughter Ekaterina. Every few years they make the trip to the family's wooded dacha in northern Russia. Nick is also still a piano player, sometimes putting on his suit and playing solo in a local Saloon.Visit Nick's website @ http://nicholasthompsonartworks.comhttp://nicholasthompsonartworks.com/nicksdigitalpaintings/http://nicholasthompsonartworks.com/architectural-graphics-art/Worldwide Copyright © nicholasthompsonartworks.com

Rhododendron

Rhododendron is a genus characterised by shrubs and small to (rarely) large trees, the smallest species growing to 10–100 cm (3.9–39.4 in) tall, and the largest, R. protistum var. giganteum, reported to 30 m (98 ft) tall. The leaves are spirally arranged; leaf size can range from 1–2 cm (0.39–0.79 in) to over 50 cm (20 in), exceptionally 100 cm (39 in) in R. sinogrande. They may be either evergreen or deciduous. In some species, the undersides of the leaves are covered with scales (lepidote) or hairs (indumentum). Some of the best known species are noted for their many clusters of large flowers. There are alpine species with small flowers and small leaves, and tropical species such as section Vireya that often grow as epiphytes. Species in this genus may be part of the heath complex in oak-heath forests in eastern North America. (source – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhododendron)