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Azaleas at their Peak

24 Apr

Spring is arguably the prettiest season in Northern Virginia.

This is especially true in my Truro Neighborhood.

Truro has thousands of mature oak trees.

These are our most prominent feature for much of the year,

but in April, it’s the Azaleas that take pride of place

 

Azaleas of many hues

Complemented by white and pink flowering Dogwood Trees

It is hard to walk past two or three homes

Without seeing a burst of color in April

It is hard to walk up or down a street

Anywhere in Truro

Without seeing Azaleas

And Dogwoods

Blending in with more Azaleas

A bush

Or a clump

Or a cluster

Or a hedge with

 

Pink, or

Red, or

 

White, or

Purple, or

Fuchsia, or

Any imaginable blend

Of Azalea

Stretched out along the edge of the sidewalk

Or back against the house

Or Clustered in a wood lot

Or blended with other flowers,

Or lining the border

To our local park

Or complementing an American flag

Or covering a trellis

Or blending into a grove of trees

Or pulling the eye up the steps to a home

Or providing a pleasant splash of color

In the near distance.

Azaleas are everywhere

Perhaps other neighborhoods

Also can lay claims to most scenic, perhaps they boast a view of a lake, a pond, a golf course, a mountain, the ocean, a steam train, a desert. They may also have azaleas, but I must say, walking through my neighborhood in April must be one of the most pleasantest things that I can think of to do.


By Bruce Summers, Bruce is a Personal Historian at Summoose Tales, summersbw@gmail.com

He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of Personal Historians, and serves as its Regions and Chapters Director


See also: Our Trip to Paradise – Part 5 – Arrival in Paradise (Wildflowers were everywhere)

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