Temporary Beauty

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    In North Carolina, as well as in other parts of the south, azaleas in bloom are the harbingers of spring, not unlike farther north with the return of robins or the melting of snowpack. Unfortunately, the blossoms only seem to last a short while before they drop to the ground, leaving only green foliage for the remainder of the summer.

    "Natural beauty is essentially temporary and sad; hence the impression of obscene mockery which artificial flowers give us." -- John Updike

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    1. Steve Healy Photography [deleted] 55 months ago | reply

      Good depth and strong colour.
      Seen in Natures Beauties ~ flowers, plants, trees,
      landscapes & gardens
      Natures Beauties

      (post 1 ~ comment 1)

    2. Konaflyer 55 months ago | reply

      Lovely image Rob!

    3. Property#1 55 months ago | reply

      Beautiful Azaleas and expertly captured

    4. Glenn Anderson. 55 months ago | reply

      Nice grouping. Very saturated.
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    5. simon james_f 55 months ago | reply

      Looks at its very best at all sizes Rob! You can see how well you've exposed this image and the all the great details :)

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