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I am usually typing on a computer most of the day, but today I am trying my hand at a new project: My 2011 365-Day Photo Journey. I gained a love for photography when I was required to take a fine arts class for college--I chose photography. The course required a lot of work--Professor Loehr saw to that--but it opened my eyes to a new world. It's been many years since I took that class and I don't know how much I actually remember, but following Laura Delagal's 365 Photo Journey and watching my niece's love for taking pictures has peeked my interested in photography again. Although I don't have a professional camera, I did receive a really nice Sony digital (point-and-shoot) camera from my sweetie for Christmas this year. Going through some difficult times in my life, I thought that undertaking my own 365-day photo journey might be a way to relieve a little stress and have some fun with my new toy. Through this journey I will capture some of life's joy and its pain, but I will also be able to refocus the lens of my life on the many wonderful things that God has created. Well, here goes. Wish me luck!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Day 74 - 3/15/2011

Rhododendron 'Pride of Mobile' (Azalea)

Nothing says spring and the South like azalea bushes.  Although they don't last that long, the blooms on these azaleas are beautiful!  There are many different colors of azalea bushes, but this variety (I have always been told) is known as the Pride of Mobile.


  1. I love azaleas...especially in that color. I can see why they were given that name. Great capture from the side.

  2. Rhododendrons are so beautiful and eye blinding - such a unique flower, I think. We had some of these in our yard in Rhode Island.

    So nice to be seeing flowers!:)

  3. I couldn't agree more, they are just beautiful!!

  4. beautiful flowers, Cheryl...great vivid colors, too! i've seen some of those flowers but we have the white and dots of pink in the middle..

  5. I love azeleas. Even though their bloom is only for such a brief time, their intense color make up for it!