2013 Project 365

Project 365/110 – Hallmark of the South

Pink Azalea

Pink Azalea

One cannot be in the south in springtime without a explosion of color from blooming azaleas. In six days, we’ve traveled six states and in all that journey, I’ve been in search of outstanding azalea blossoms.

Savannah..just finishing. Gainesville, long gone. Now in Aiken, South Carolina and the azaleas are at their peak. Azaleas always make me think of the south, and are steadfast in the landscape.

Canon G12, macro setting. Edits in Lightroom and Nik Color Efex Pro


Above our life we love a steadfast friend.

Christopher Marlowe

16 replies »

  1. Looks great Emily but you want to see Azaleas?! Check out Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet SC, then go across the street to Huntington Beach State Park and watch me take photos of alligators. πŸ˜› πŸ˜€

  2. Just gorgeous! Are azaleas and rhododendrons different? One of the plantation houses we lived in had a garden full of azalea bushes that would be a riot of red and pink in summer. Haven’t seen one since we left in the eighties!

  3. I love Azaleas, that are beautiful, I just don’t seem to be able to keep them alive in my garden. I love how you have photographed that one and the treatment, just beautiful.

    • I agree with you Leanne ! I have hard time getting them to survive in my garden as well. They are not drought hardy, and rather tender to disease. The old versions that were planted in the south manage beautifully. Thank you so much!

  4. I have only ever visited Florida in the South and somehow I doubt that counts. Reading your blog is starting to make me think we need to advance The South up our travel bucket list!

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