Tonight I have a treat for all who enjoy flowers! It is the beginning of the Azalea Trail on Rainbow Creek! As a child in Houston, I grew up with the big azaleas in the area. The Azalea Trail was a list of homes to drive around and look at their prized Azalea Gardens (which are still alive and thriving). However, out here in the countryside, my Bird Sanctuary is the only grounds with Azaleas. This is the week I look forward to every year: the peak of the Azalea Bloom. I have shared Wikipedia info below about Azaleas. The complete photostudies are in my G+ Photo Albums, linked below. Enjoy!
Mrs GG Gerbing (Large White Azalea)
George Tabor (2 tone pink)
Azaleas // are flowering shrubs comprising two of the eight subgenera of the genus Rhododendron: the Tsutsuji (evergreen) and Pentanthera (deciduous). Azaleas bloom in summer, their flowers often lasting several weeks. Shade tolerant, they prefer living near or under trees.
Cultural significance and symbolism
Back at my place, these are what the buds look like
...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. See You next time!