I figured it might be fun to share these pictures with you today - our azaleas through the years. We begin with 1965 - one yellow, one pink, barely begun:
Here they are in 1973 - with the in-laws:
Shown here as they were in 1975:
A lovely shot from 1979:
And this is how they look today:
They aren't quite what they used to be - but they still look nice! One more picture, below - these two potted azaleas were given to me as gifts. The bright pink one was from my friend Sarah - and thank goodness my husband kept it watered, or I would have lost it for sure.
The paler pink one was a gift from my friend Marcia when our mother died 12 years ago. It has changed color - it started out as a gorgeous sort of a salmon or coral color. It's still pretty - just different. Those two are the most special to me. But, they all make me happy when I look at them.