Dance upon the mountains like a flame, 2020

Flame azaleas grow wild here in the mountains of North Georgia, and I always look forward to seeing them bloom in the spring.  They may very well be my favorite flowers. Unfortunately, on the wild azalea shrub outside my kitchen window there is only one, rather sad bloom this year. However, through the woods on…

Dance upon the mountains like a flame, 2018

Flame azaleas grow wild here in the mountains of North Georgia, and I always look forward to seeing them bloom in the spring.  They may very well be my favorite flowers.   “Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains…

Dance upon the mountains like a flame

Flame azaleas grow wild here in the mountains of North Georgia, and I always look forward to seeing them bloom in the spring. Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame!  (William Butler Yeats) Linked to Cee’s…

Finally Blooming In My Corner of North Georgia: Flame Azaleas

Over a week ago the wild azaleas, known as flame azaleas, began blooming in other areas of our county.  However, the ones in the woods behind our house and just outside the kitchen window only opened up a couple of days ago.  I don’t know what took ours so long, but I’m glad they finally bloomed.  They’re beautiful!  

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…

A Word A Week Challenge: Orange

Sometimes what we are looking for is right under our nose.  I was searching in vain for a photo for this week’s challenge from A Word in Your Ear.  As I gazed out the window wondering if there was anywhere else I could look for a photo of something orange, I saw three things, all orange,…