Azaleas Spring in South Georgia

Azaleas in Brunswick, GA - photo courtesy of Dave Kaufman

Azaleas in Brunswick, GA – photo courtesy of Dave Kaufman

My mother-in-law worried the azalea blooms might not last until our trip to Brunswick, GA last weekend, but we woke up to a symphony of colors on Friday at my husband’s family home. The thermometer nearly reached 80 degrees later in the weekend, inviting the first shorts and flip-flops of the season.

Azaleas in bloom

Azaleas in bloom – photo courtesy of Emily Thomas

Curtains of Spanish moss drape from ancient trees around the property, filtering the afternoon sunlight.

Spanish moss shades azaleas

Spanish moss shades azaleas

One of the few places where our dog Savannah can run around leash-free, the secluded spot extends to a lazy creek flowing into the Turtle River. Two chairs sit on the pier year round, providing a comfortable perch for a drink by the water. Spiky palm trees overlook the creek and stand guard around the property, adding a touch of tropical greenery to the landscape.

Palm trees by the creek

Palm trees by the creek

The azaleas will soon wilt in the heat of spring in South Georgia, captivating even more with their fleeting beauty.

Azaleas bloom in South Georgia

Azaleas bloom in South Georgia

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3 responses to “Azaleas Spring in South Georgia

  1. We live on St. Simons Island, and the Azaleas are looking beautiful here as well. The roller-coaster temperatures are confusing everyone, but spring is well underway. ~James

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