Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Guess what I am dreaming of today...

It is still chilly, cloudy and rainy (at least no ice or snow, right?) here in my corner of the world, but I got up this morning longing for some bright blooms of spring Azaleas.  I love them.  I was a newlywed when DH and I  moved to South Carolina, 21 years or so ago, and I fell completely and totally in love with Azaleas.  Yes, I had seen Azaleas before, but the versions we had in North Georgia didn't compare to the ones I discovered in SC.  They were (ARE) breath taking.
So, I am looking for those first blooms.  I know my yard is laden with mature Azaleas, and the surprise will be in what varieties and colors..I have no idea.  It will be like a party as they show themselves.
 Will they be pinks, reds, whites, fuchsias, lavenders, oranges or a mix of all?
Oh, I can't wait!!!!

12 comments:

southerninspiration said...

I love that about moving into a new house, especially one with more mature gardens.....the excitement of seeing just what is out there and how it will look! How fun! I will be ready by the time spring is here, but I have enjoyed this winter!

Mom on the Run said...

How exciting....we have three enormous old bushes and a few medium bushes, but down the street I just drool over the yards full of them that have to be at least 50 years old. Lucky you! Enjoy your surprise!

Southern Lady said...

I can't wait for my azaleas to bloom either! Spring can not come soon enough for me. Carla

ShannonPinNOLA said...

Oh how I love azaleas...the purest form of spring in the south. Can't wait to see your "new" ones.

sheila from life @ #17 said...

I do love seeing all the different colours come into bloom :) even tho' I'm pretty much a white azalea gal those big bunches of mixed colours and types are beautiful!

CAS said...

Oh, I love Azaleas, too. We could grow them nicely in Oregon, but just can't make them work here in the desert. My sweet MIL always had beautiful Azaleas, so I kind of think of her when I hear the name. I miss her.
CAS

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Oh, how exciting to wait and see what colors you'll have. I love azaleas too!

Ruth said...

Those pictures are beautiful.
I am ready for warm weather so I can use my grill.

Only Prettier said...

That is what I am dreaming of too....South Carolina ~Nothing could be finer!

Cathy said...

I'm ready for spring too and a blooming landscape.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Gorgeous!!!
There are few things in the garden blooming, I think it is from the tease of summer we had this past week :)
Thank you so much for your visit!
Love your blog!
XO
Kristin

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Bella- How exciting to find out! This will be a Spring to never forget!

Loretta