Thursday, April 22, 2010

Just For the Joy of It…Amazing Azaleas

Good, True & Beautiful

This week a spot of joy for me was to see these gorgeous azaleas in bloom:

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These azaleas were found in my mothers yard. They are extra special to me because although she passed away three years ago, a part of her love for beauty lives on.  She planted these azaleas everal years ago and loved and enjoyed them.  They bring special beauty and special memories in my heart, which brings a joyful moment to my week. 


  1. I know what you mean about the flowers living on.
    When my mom passed away ( my dad had died 5 years earlier) and we had to sell our childhood home, we took some of the plants our parents had planted, because they were so meaningful.

    My dad planted pine trees on arbor day one year - 1 for each of us, with the thought that one day we would replant them on our own properties. Sadly mine is the only one that has survived (I have 4 siblings).

    My parents house was orange (I know a crazy color) with a white porch. My mom planted orange roses in the front. We didn't dig those up - but the new owners told us to come by for a bloom anytime we wanted.

    My dad also planted some sedum (aka Live Forever) I took some of that - and am thrilled to see it grow every year in my front garden. I know my parents are with the Lord now - but that plant reminds me that I will see them again for sure!

    Have a great week!

  2. How funny - I've just come in from the yard...taking photos of our azaleas!! They just draw you in, I suppose - and make you smile!! Beautiful.

  3. Just beautiful! We love azaleas... The vibrant color of your photos reminds me that sunglass-wearing time is almost upon us. :~D

  4. The azaleas are beautiful.
    My mother loved azaleas too !

  5. They're soooo pretty! Our little struggling in the hard sand plants have finally acheived bloomosity! The neighbours have a HUGE hedge of dogwoods, azaleas and redbud. It's just stunning!

    Sorry it took me so long to get back to you on the family matters. I'm borrowing my son's computer while mine is infected. *sigh* Anyhow, the main line in that area consists of Baxters and Mitchells, with a Hall and a Watson married in. I'm pretty sure there are some Newnans, as well. I really need to get over there and dig some more, but it's so hard to day trip on a weekday.

    Have a JESUS-filled day! ^i^

  6. Such a beautiful post and memory. The flowers are gorgeous. Stopping by from Good, True & Beautiful. :)

  7. The flowers are vibrantly beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
    I too, have memory of my late brother's love of gardening. Seeing a garden would automatically make me have a flash back of him tending his little garden and showing me the flowers. He was drowned when I was 12.
    I miss him sorely even after all these years.

  8. the flowers are STUNNING! The color is so vibrant and happy... what a beautiful gift from our Loving God!

    And how special that flowers bring JOY and tender memories to so many - even the comments touched my heart!

    Thanks (as always!) for sharing your JOY. God is GOOD

  9. Ohh look at those bright pink flowers!! LOVE IT! Stopping in from Just for the JOY Of it!

  10. Pink flowers are the best! And azaleas are so deliciously Southern. Almost like a delicate Southern belle...

    So glad you have the reminder of your mama with you!

  11. They're so beautiful! I love them, but can't get them to grow where I live...desert and all of that!

  12. Those are gorgeous! It's nice that you have them to remind you of your mom!


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