One of my favorite things about springtime DC is that the color comes in waves. Not everything blooms at once. The daffodils come first. Then the cherry blossoms and the tulips, then last (but certainly not least) the azaleas. I'm pretty sure it's nature's way of easing us through 'til summer. Just when I think the soggy blossoms littering the pavement are going to break my heart - wham, here comes the next round of color and I'm perking right up again.
Blake and I have been taking walks around the neighborhood at night to enjoy our neighbors' azaleas. Our neighborhood is absolutely filled with them - in every shade you can imagine.
These photos are from my iPhone and were taken at dusk, so they're nothing special. But, you can imagine how amazing the colors are in person.
When we bought our house we had only two azalea bushes on the property. Huge, white, puffy ones by the patio. We've kept those, and added several more. We can't be outdone by our neighbors now, can we?