Wednesday, May 12, 2010

'A SOUL IN BLOOM' ~ EXBURY AZALEA

"If you've never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom."


~Terri Guillemets


Exbury Azalea

13 comments:

Scott said...

Really like the shades of yellow and green and the stamen reaching out. Great shot.

Rick said...

What a gorgeous flower POD - I've never seen an azalea like that! And that quote is right on the money!!

Rick said...

joey - I think this late night stuff is getting to me - did I call you POD in my comment ?? mea culpa! Was looking at another website (too many windows open).

Anyway, the comment on the azalea was meant for you :)

nancybond said...

Beautiful, Joey. :) Love that quote. (I've been trying to give Picks this morning, but it seems they aren't cooperating.)

joey said...

Thanks, Scott. Exbury azaleas are one of my favorite spring flowers.

Thanks Rick. I'm a night owl too :)

Thank you, dear Nancy. A bit baffling, I have yet to have time to figure out the new picks system. I saw your FB note to Monica ... wish you were here too! The weather couldn't be much worse, flood warnings, thunderstorms and heavy rain but that never stopped a good gardener :) Lunch will be steamy asparagus soup, roasted red pepper, pine nut & feta boboli (cheesy one too), Rosemary pound cake ... macadamia caramel clusters ... and May Wine! Can you make it in time!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Good morning Joey. I thought it was a squash bloom when I first looked at it. It's beautiful but seems very unusual for an azalea.

Wish I could grow azalea here but they don't appreciate our alkaline soil.
Marnie

imac said...

I feel summer is on its way.

joey said...

I love my exbury azaleas, Marnie. I shot this yesterday in between the rain.

You think, imac! (April was friendlier than May) But I'm an optimist and my thoughts are with you :)

Kala said...

Usually the azaleas I see have pink or red blossoms. This is so pretty!

garden girl said...

So pretty Joey. A neighbor at my last house had these in her foundation landscape - they really glow with a little sunlight on them. Hmmm. . . sunlight - I think I remember what it looks like. . . ;)

joey said...

Thanks,dear Kala. Exbury azaleas (deciduous) bless us with an amazing array of color, making a huge statement in a quiet spring garden corner. If you don't have one, you must :)

Hi Linda ... yes sunlight ... hope after these dark May days you were blessed today to see the light of day as we were. But regarding this beloved plant ... a must. Even one 'happy camper' makes a huge statement!

Carol said...

Exquisite Azalea! I so love the quote too.

joey said...

Thank you, Carol. I get excited when these exburys are in bloom!