About a month too early, the Azaleas are blooming again. A cold front pushed a decent rain through last night (we needed the rain!), followed by a 20 degree drop in Fahrenheit temperature. Dropping another 10 degrees F tonight and then another 5 degrees the following night. I'm hoping the Azalea buds can make it through without freezing tomorrow night!
This post is a photo of a few Azaleas on the ground next to an old stump....modified using Stoik software (effect filter) to get a 'hand drawn' look. Since that filter diminishes the color quite a bit, I boosted the color afterwards using Picasa3, which is the photo editing software I use to crop my photos, frame them and whatever else I can get away with and still maintain a resemblance of a photo! I give credit to Barbara for getting me hooked on frames and Sylvia for introducing me to Stoik.