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Thursday, May 19, 2011
Flower Photos: Azalea This Ain't No Shrub, It's A Bonsai Tree !
Well, I told her she must be crazy. Azaleas grow on little bushes.
I shoot them at the Azalea Festival up in the mountains and Azalea Season was over a long time ago.
Look at the size of that freakin plant. It's a tree.
That's me, with the camera, across the street. I'm not exactly a midget, ya know.
It turns out, the wife really isn't crazy. They have Bonsai Azalea Trees that bloom in the month of May, in Japan. How did women get so smart about flowers, anyway? It drives me crazy.
Now, mind you, this is rainy season and I plan on getting some high-quality photos of those azaleas, with a pretty blue sky background, first chance I get. That might take some time.
To really get a great shot I'll have to climb the wall and sneak into the garden where the Laughing Buddha statue sits. I know the people who own the place but, they don't wake up early enough in the morning to let me in through the gate.
So, I'll just have to pretend I'm a criminal and climb the fence the old-fashioned way.
Just in case you want to learn more about Azaleas, I found the AZALEA SOCIETY OF AMERICA
and, another place, I'll call the THE AZALEA BONSAI TREE CHANNEL because they're the first ones who agreed with me. That Azalea ain't no shrub, it's a Bonsai Tree!
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