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Flower of the day :-) No snow where I live. No beautiful architecture to photograph either, but there are lots of flowers. This is one of my favorite Formosa Azalea bushes and it is in a part of the yard/garden that is generally out of sight from my normal 'coming and going path'. The Formosa Azales can get by in heavily shaded areas and this white azalea grows in one of those areas. Not as many blooms as those that get more sun, but still quite a few.
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Feb 19 2013 03:03 GMT fhelsing PRO
That's lovely!
Feb 19 2013 04:08 GMT Petermosull
Great image, I particularly like this one, not being a gardening buff I like to walk around my local park and admire the well planted beds as well as taking river walks and enjoying the wild flowers. This one you have posted grows in a well shaded area of my local park beside a beautiful old stone wall, I alway's wondered why it could do so well in such a shaded area.
Feb 19 2013 07:11 GMT junne PRO
you are getting frighteningly good. we have to start being on our toes to catch up
Feb 19 2013 08:40 GMT ForestSpirit PRO
Fantastic presentation of this delicate beauty!
Feb 19 2013 09:52 GMT skyball
A beautiful addition to your series Larry!!!!!!......
Feb 19 2013 14:45 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Fleur.
Feb 19 2013 14:49 GMT larrybenedict
Thanks Peter. Most of my Azaleas are partially shaded but they all sent forth blooms a few weeks of the year. Those that get the most sun have the most flowers.
Feb 19 2013 14:56 GMT larrybenedict
Günter...we must have similar taste. I don't do any fancy editing...just crop and frame. Bandsix got me started way back when, and I discovered the value of presentation! :-) I use Picasa3 for everything...simple enough for anyone, even ME!
Feb 19 2013 15:01 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Sylvia. It is a delicate looking flower, isn't it! It is somewhat delicate in that a heavy rain will beat down the flowers into a wilted mess. Fortunately, we don't get as much rain where I live as you do where you live. :-)
Feb 19 2013 15:01 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Geoff.
Feb 19 2013 15:49 GMT wijnie58
Beautiful flower and frame, Larry..:-))
Feb 19 2013 16:25 GMT hans55 PRO
beauty !!
Feb 19 2013 17:41 GMT hallo
Beautiful tender flower, you are lucky to have species..
Feb 20 2013 00:40 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Wijnie. The flower is very pretty, and framing it was a lot of fun.
Feb 20 2013 00:43 GMT larrybenedict
Samir, I am thankful every day to be living in Florida. I've always liked flowers and there are flowers every day in Florida....a wonderful climate!
Feb 20 2013 03:13 GMT potterjo
You are complaining about no snow and flowers.... someone needs to kick some sense into you. : ). Beautiful image!
Feb 20 2013 18:53 GMT bandsix
It really is a lovely image, Larry, and the framing is superb...don't know how you do it!!!
Feb 21 2013 00:36 GMT janos
lovely! :)
Feb 21 2013 00:54 GMT larrybenedict
Jo, I wasn't exactly complaining about no snow where I live. I do not care if I ever get to experience snow again...had enough of it growing up. I like cool weather, but not cold weather. Forty degrees is chilly, 39 is COLD. I like chilly nights because they make for nice sleeping weather. Chilly days, not so much! :-)
Feb 21 2013 00:56 GMT larrybenedict
Barbara, your influence made me seem to some, a photographer. :-) Point, shoot, crop and frame....majic/magic.
Feb 21 2013 15:51 GMT bandsix
Feb 24 2013 02:50 GMT gtc126
Larry, A gorgeous Azalea Bloom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Feb 24 2013 14:39 GMT larrybenedict
Glen, I agree with you....the blooms are translucent when the sun is behind them and even pretty in the shade. I look forward to Azalea blooming time every year.