Driving around the countryside this week I noticed the flame azaleas, Rhododendron calendulaceum, are blooming. Most I saw were alongside busy highways so I couldn't stop to take a photo so sources are noted.
When you see the plant in bloom you can't help but notice it. Even Gary admired the flowers saying they look liked shooting stars. I think a trip to the Georgia Native Botanical Garden may be in order some time soon. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.