Saturday, March 24, 2012

Azaleas In Savannah

 They were glorious this Spring!
For the last three weeks we have been blessed 
with a magnificant display of our beloved 
Azaleas at their peak.
As you can see I got carried away 
with this large Bumble Bee.
 
 
 
 
Due to the warm winter the flowers were several weeks early but made a wonderful appearance for our
Saint Patrick's guests.
Alas, with the Azaleas comes the pollen. It has been early and heavy this year. Maybe that means it will be finished sooner.

I took all these pictures after a terrible windstorm. I think it was the one causing havoc in the rest of the country. I knew if I didn't capture some of the blossoms during the lull they would gone for sure.
 


We have many pines so therefore lots of pollen and pinestraw. We have never had to purchase pinestraw but we could sell some pollen.
That is our dog, Elvis, in the background. That is pollen on his back.
 The next three pics are my son's dog.
R. D. (red dog)
 R. D. has a fetish about plastic bottles. He saw this on the counter a couple of days ago 
and begged for said bottle.
As you can see, Elvis is well behaved. I don't know if it shows up or not but the porch is covered in yellow pollen.  All fabric items are inside for the duration.
When empty and rinsed he will carry it around for hours. Big ones like this he has to carry by the cap.
After hiding and retrieving it from several locations he will begin to crush it (You, know that commercial?). We are very careful and take it away once the surface has been broken. He doesn't want to bite through it,
 just crush it and make lots of noise.


Just like Savannah in the Spring.
A little pink! A little green!


Have a wonderful weekend

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30 comments:

Debbiedoo's said...

What a lovely post Ginger. Gorgeous, just gorgeous with color. Hi BOB!

Ann said...

Oh my goodness what a glorious treat for the eyes, the Azeleas are magnificent. Your porch looks so inviting and the grounds stunning. I got a real chuckle when you peeked out windows and noticed the green grass. Thanks for becomming a follwer. Happy Pink Sat
Ann

Ms. Burrito said...

Your place is like a haven, so beautiful! Come and link with my Color Connection.

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ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

They are so beautiful. Love all of your pictures and the sweet RD too! Your porch is just lovely. Our azaleas are just starting to bloom (early) too.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Ginger your azaleas look beautiful the colors are gorgeous!! RD is hysterical carrying that bottle around!! Enjoy your weekend!

Entertaining Women said...

The Azaleas are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing them with us. Cherry Kay

Barbara F. said...

Your azaleas are gorgeous! I'd love to sit and relaxon your lovely porch, sipping a glass of iced tea. xo

NanaDiana said...

Those azaleas are just gorgeous, Ginger...and what a funny post of your dogs. We don't get any pine pollen here but we get plenty of other pollen including the cottonwoods when they break open. xo Diana

eileeninmd said...

Wow, you azaleas are gorgeous. I love the colors. Ours are not blooming yet. Your R.D. puppy dog is cute and I love the Elvis doggie too. It is funny R.D. likes to play with plastic bottles. Beautiful photos, have a wonderful weekend!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh sweet lady, I'm loving your photos of your beautiful home and fabulous sorrounding! I love your porch and those four legged cuties! Hope you're enjoying a great weekend with such pretty azaleas, just lovely. Lots of hugs,
FABBY

Maggie said...

Hi Ginger,
You know that I love Savannah any time of the year but especially when the azaleas are in bloom.
Wish we were there right now and didn't have to wait until October!
Thanks for visiting Normandy, yesterday, bon weekend
Maggie

The Rooster and The Hen said...

What beautiful flowers! Ahh spring! New follower!

DittoDecorating said...

Beautiful!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Gorgeous colors Ginger! I hope you're feeling better soon, I know how awful allergies can be-take care:@)

Mariette said...

Dearest Ginger,

Wow, you got huge azaleas and lots of them! Yes, we do have a very early spring season this year. I can't recall not having daffodils for Easter... But we can't change it.
Our live oak catkins are giving us a hard time. Did clean the balcony on Monday and again we had it full... It will take a while till that part is over with.
Enjoy a happy Sunday my friend.
Love to you,

Mariette

DearHelenHartman said...

Azaleas already? WOW. And they are so pretty! Not that the dogs care, bet they are enjoying the nice weather.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Your Azaleas are lovely! Ours bloomed early here also. Hugs, Linda

Suzy said...

Glorious pictures, Ginger! Azaleas truly do have such beautiful blossoms. I really enjoyed hearing about the dogs. I can't believe that's pollen on Elvis's back! I love your house and adore your porch! It's great to get a glimpse of Dear Old Bob too! Oh - could I come down and rake up some of your pine straw? We PAY someone to put new straw down twice each year. Our pines in central NC aren't the gorgeous long needle variety. Hope you're staying away from the ER! Blessings my friend.

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Ginger!

Your azaleas are SO pretty. I don't think I've seen so many in one yard before. Do you have rhododendrons in the South?

I know that all that pine pollen would make me miserable... I am so sorry that you have so many things that bother you and hope you are done with going to the ER> That must be so scary for you!

Hope you have a great weekend!

xoxo Bunny Jean

Grace InAZ said...

The azaleas are lovely. How blessed you are to have so many in gorgeous bloom! And, your porch looks so inviting! The pup, on the other hand, it so silly I had to laugh!
Hugs, GraceinAZ

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I used to love driving down Victory Drive and admiring all the azaleas..yours are gorgeous...and love the pups!

Yes, they do love those plastic bottles..my son's dogs go crazy over them!

Your property is gorgeous and love the front porch!

Traci said...

Ginger these are all so beautiful. I did not know that Savannah was famous for its Azaleas. Nor did I know they had pollen but that makes sence. We are having a terrible time with the earlier arrival of the pollen here too.
Cute pics of you dog and I love your porch.
Traci

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Ginger,

Your Azaleas are so beautiful and such gorgeous colours.
Also loved seeing the sweet photos of your Sons cute dog and you have a lovely home.

Happy Sunday
Hugs
Carolyn

Leah H said...

Beautiful flowers:)

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Babs said...

Ginger, your azaleas are gorgeous and what a perfect spot for them in the high shade under those tall pines. R.D. is a hoot! You certainly don't have to buy any dog toys for him when you have plastic bottles. Dogs are so funny sometimes. Hope the pollen goes away soon. Our red tips are sending up clouds of pollen and stinking up the yard. Hugs,and have a great week,
Babs

Sunny said...

HI Ginger! Love your azeleas!! and how you planted them between those magnificent trees. I stopped and rocked a while on the porch(pics) it was lovely. My little blogging goal is to join all my friends on their porches this summer.! If only I new how to hos a party! lol I would. huggs, Sunny109

anney said...

Lovely blooms! R.D. is adorable! At first I was wondering what he was munching and oh it was a plastic bottle. lol!

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LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Your azaleas are absolutely beautiful, it is too early for them here yet, but I hope we will be able to visit a place that has beautiful displays when they do bloom.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Your porch is so gorgeous!! What a great place to pass the time....When there is no pollen! Your pictures are gorgeous!!

Carol

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your garden and porch are Beautiful looks like spring is in the air in Savannah sweet lady.Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my Spring Tablescape so sweet of you. I hope you have a wonderful week with your family.
XXOO Diane

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