Kickin' back, musing, observing, and gathering inspiration from the hills of East Tennessee.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Flame Azalea Plant
On the hill next to our house a flame azalea grows. It grows in fairly dry open forests where pines and oaks predominate. The flowering period starts in April and goes up to June when the plants in the highest elevations come into full bloom.
Rabbits cookin' coffee -- that's what the locals call it. But here in this little hollow in East Tennessee, when the hills surrender their misty hostage to reveal the stalwart cedars growing by the stream in our pasture, I know there is no place on earth I would rather be. The welcome mat is out! Come and sit on the porch and chat with me awhile!