Wild azaleas blooming in the sunset, March 2011

Rhodendrum canescens, the native southeast U.S. azalea:

Nope, not honeysuckle: that’s a vine; these azaleas grow on a bush.

These ones had not quite opened yet:

Here you can see the sun setting behind them:

Azaleas of 2010 and 2008.

Pictures by John S. Quarterman, Lowndes County, Georgia, 18 March 2011.

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