It's Springtime and North Carolina's azaleas are in full bloom.
Everywhere, from suburban gardens and vintage back yards, to formal parks
and rural trails through woods and forests, this native plant blooms in gorgeous
colors from pure white to deep purple, and all shades of pink, orange and
red imaginable. Azaleas add Southern charm in the high western mountains
and the eastern Atlantic coast. . . . . .and all points in between.
The many days of rain recently have certainly brought the fig tree along quickly
and we are now seeing quite of lot of fruits tucked into those beautiful
hand-shaped leaves. I love this now huge tree so much - often feel like
kicking myself into believing I've grown it from a tiny potted plant.
Much tree 'whispering' went on here over the years!
Took these two photos of the tree from front porch yesterday early morning.
Severe storms had passed, everything still sodden but thankfully no major damage here.
We always move our cars back down the driveway away from the huge oaks in
the back garden when winds are high!
Hoping your Easter is full of blessings and special moments.