This bloom has been joined by countless others, all on the same plant. It‘s a very old Formosa Azalea. Probably upwards of 40 years old and quite large, It’s tucked in behind the Camellias on the farm which gives it a southern exposure, about twice the sun time the regular azalea beds receive every day. It’ll be Mid April before the other azaleas begin to show color. But the early azalea has plenty of company in the color department. The 70 year old camellias are still going strong.
They’ve been onstage since mid October. Quite a run I’d say.
Still Photography Reality Show.
I’m no fan of TV Reality Shows. I’m probably one of the few people on the planet who has never seen “Survivor”, Or “Biggest Loser” or any of the Donald Trump Apprentice Shows. Whatever floats your boat. They don’t float mine. But….I may have to eat my words. There’s news of a new TV Reality Show focusing on Outdoor Still Photography. It’s being produced by the Weather Channel which supplied the background info to yours truly and asked for my help in promoting the show here. I’m happy to oblige.
“From the Edge with Peter Lik” premiers March 31st at 8PM on the Weather Channel. (As they say, Check your Cable listings for Channel number.) It sounds a little like Art Wolfe’s incredibly well done series “Travels to the Edge with Art Wolfe” on many PBS Stations around the Country.
The Weather channel Show follows Peter Lik, An Australian Landscape Photorapher, as “he travels to places where weather continues to have a unique impact on the landscape.” The series will run for 13 episodes and will cover landscapes in Hawaii, Alaska, Death Valley, Utah and other places not mapped. You’ll see Lik’s photographs of course but The Weather Channel says he will also share the techniques he uses to overcome weather related obstacles to find “The Pefect Shot”.
Some Particulars if you’re interested in learning more:
See you soon on most of this same blog.