Tenacity – the quality or fact of continuing to exist; persistence.  Our tenacious azaleas continue to bloom even in December.

Flame Azalea: A Favorite Native Shrub

Actually a species of rhododendron (Rhododendron calendulaceum), the flame azalea is native to the Appalachian Mountains and is found as far north as the state of New York and as far south as northern Georgia.  It is a deciduous shrub, and the flowers range from yellow to orange to red.  The flame azaleas that grow…

Weekly Travel Theme: Glow

Glowing pink azaleas on a rustic fence   To see some amazing glowing images or to participate in this challenge, check out http://wheresmybackpack.com/2014/04/25/glow/   Related articles Travel Theme: Ready, Set, Glow! Travel theme: Glow Travel Theme: Glow travel theme: glow Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Glow

Azaleas in Bloom

The azaleas are beginning to bloom in my corner of North Georgia about two weeks earlier than this time last year, which is surprising considering the rough winter we had.  

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: The Season of Spring

The azaleas continue to bloom…   This year the wild white azalea has opened as well…     Irises are blooming…       The snowball bush has opened up…   The Southern magnolia is getting ready…   And it all needs to be watered… For more on this photo challenge, see http://www.ceephotography.com/2013/05/14/cees-fun-foto-challenge-the-season-of-spring/ Related articles Cee’s…


“And in the woods a fragrance rare Of wild azaleas fills the air, And richly tangled overhead We see their blossoms sweet and red.” –  Dora Read Goodale Spring Scatters Far and Wide Azaleas are in bloom, and our garden hosts several different varieties and shades of red and pink.  The wild flame azaleas in…