Azaleas and the South are hand in hand. Azaleas come boldly in to Spring and chase the winter doldrums out of the way. They don’t just have a little attitude; I mean they are screaming that it’s Spring. Down right shouting is what I’d call it, wouldn’t you? This is what we kindly refer to as our,” outside voices’.
Have you ever told your kids to use their inside voice? Well Mother Nature has allowed the azalea to make a real show of herself. She has given permission for them to act in such a way that draws attention to them. She is encouraging them to act up and be noticed. Is that a proper way to be genteel and mannerly while growing on Southern soil?
She acts like she owns Spring. Azaleas march around with their big and sassy self all puffed up. I’m kindly getting worked up just talking about it. If there was an azalea in front of me right now, I’d give her a stern talking to. I’ve got a good mind to go out there right now and let her have it.
All my life it’s expected of us ladies to be quiet, move from room to room swishing our petticoats lightly, talk in hushed voices, and sup our tea with the pinky finger never to touch the teacup. And here are the azaleas ignoring every law of southern charm to be a Charlotte. Brazen hussy.
Are you impressed with our Southern azalea’s way of taking over Spring?