We have a few dwarf (?) azalea bushes that now have a few blooms.  These are red….I think that’s red.  Also, the larger azaleas in the front of the house are just loaded with soon to be blooms.  These are white and are really pretty when in full bloom.

There is an area in Newton County, Texas know as “The Wild Azalea Canyons.”  I have never visited this area, but I understand it’s a great place for hiking…if that’s your thing.  A number of years ago, Pam and a friend visited the canyons and while there the Texas Highways magazine crew took their picture.  Who could resist two beautiful young ladies amid the wild azaleas.  There picture appeared on the cover of Texas Highways and you could almost see them.  The wild azaleas were easy to see but from the distance of the photographer, the girls were almost invisible.  But, not everyone gets to have their picture on the front of this magazine.

Pretty soon the azaleas in the canyon will be in full bloom.  Here are some pictures:

Over on the other side of the Louisiana/Texas state line is Hodges Gardens.  This is also a beautiful place to visit in early spring.  So, if you feel the need to get out in nature after winter is over, you would enjoy either of these areas.


I’ve been to Hodges Gardens and it is worth the trip.  The pictures from The Wild Azalea Canyons are pretty, so I imagine it would be enjoyable also.  If these and other areas can be so beautiful, I can just imagine how beautiful The Garden of Eden must have been.  The wild azaleas in the canyon were placed there by God.  The different flowers at Hodges Gardens were planted by man…but still very beautiful.  The Garden of Eden and everything in it was CREATED by our Creator for our pleasure and enjoyment.  Adam and Eve were forced out of the Garden of Eden because of disobedience.  As I look around each spring at the beauty of new growth after the drab look of winter, I am thankful that God still provides His creations for our enjoyment.

Spring always seems like a new beginning to me.  Whatever is in the past, it is time to be revitalized and look forward with great excitement to what the future holds.

If you get up my way, have a great time enjoying all of God’s creations.


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  4. Brenda Beust Smith Says:

    I couldn’t find an email for you, but I write for the Lazy Gardener & Friends Houston Garden Newsletter (www.lazygardenerandfriends.com). I did a ‘so sad’ note on the closing of the Wild Azalea Canyon. I was looking for pictures that really showed the true wonder of this treasure spot. Yours was the only link I could find – your pictures are wonderful! So, hope you don’t mind, I included a link to your blog.

    I’d love to send you a copy of the newsletter (free, weekly, emailed only) if you’ll email me at lazy gardener@sbcglobal.net.

    Brenda Beust Smith
    (formerly the Houston Chronicle’s Lazy Gardener columnist)

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