Staple sources of beauty in Central Florida can be found in the form of bougainvillea, hibiscus, oleander, Egytptian starcluster and of course, azaleas. We have at least two parks, that I can think of, in the greater Orlando area, which have been dedicated to the azalea: Dickson Azalea Park and Kraft Azalea Gardens.
Not to be taken for granted though. I’m so glad that these awesome staples are here to provide some cheer to the city intermittently thoughout the year.
Life can feel so dreary and mundane cruising around on the same dusty streets everyday… but then a splash of color jumps out at you somewhere… it smacks you in the forehead and says: “snap out of it… life ain’t so bad. You have me to remind you of love and beauty and other cool stuff like that.”
Beautiful flowers are such great mood boosters… I suppose that’s why you see them at so many celebrations, not to mention hospitals and funerals…
Capturing the Snow White Azalea has proved to be somewhat troublesome by way of getting the photos to come out in a manner that does them true justice. Photographing white flowers calls for increased attention be paid to get the focus just right. If not, the details simply will not pop. These are the first ones I’ve felt confident enough to post although they still could have been much better given ideal lighting. No Ansel Adams here. Can’t stand out in the park all day waiting for the perfect beam of sun. Folks may start to talk.
I’ve been rehashing my old beloved activity of going on little flower-finding excursions here and about. Because of this, I now have quite a few new flower photos in my reserves for future postings!
Sometimes I take other people along but I also often go alone. A bit of narcissism maybe… I want to search and enjoy uninterrupted.
Hope everyone is having a great week and a great Wednesday!