Monday, March 28, 2011

Azaleas adorn every pathway

Home facing Audubon Park.
Azaleas don't last very long, but they definitely make themselves known.

I recall azaleas bushes blooming where I grew up on Long Island, but the flowers New Orleans' bushes produce are huge and luscious.

While New Yorkers coo over tiny purple crocus, azaleas boldly take over whole yards, demanding our full attention.

Horseback riding and walking path in Audubon Park
Whenever I see azaleas, I think Old South and Scarett O'Hara. They are so over-the-top, but like many of that ilk, they don't endure. You'll find their blossoms on the ground after the first hard rain.

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