“How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold? Because the lovely little flower is free down to its root, and in that freedom bold.” – William Wordsworth
When we first moved into our house almost 10 years ago, there were some small azalea bushes in the front yard. They were about 10 inches high. Now ten years later they are huge. They take up just about the entire front flower beds. Azaleas are pretty easy to take care of. You really only have to work on them about once a year when you trim them down. The blooms they produce are amazing. The only catch is they only bloom once a year. When they bloom, they look great, but it only happens once.
I took these yesterday while I was outside working in the yard for a little bit. I had my phone with me, and so I decided to capture these guys before the blooms fall off of them sometime this week. My phone is a Samsung Galaxy s22 Ultra. It has a pretty good camera on it. These photos are untouched and unfiltered.