Pink Azaleas

I saw few wonderful blogs about pictures with pink color in them for fun. I am not officially joining the weekly fun theme but they inspire me a bit to follow along with pink azalea pictures.

Azaleas are another spring flowers that you will hardly miss around where I live.  I would say most houses around here have them in the yards. Pink azaleas seem to be most common but they can come in white, blood red or other shades too.

Pink Azalea

Azaleas are not the early bloomer in spring and they are not the late bloomer either. At this time, the flowers already turned brown and are falling off.

Azalea peeking

Azalea has meany meanings depending culture. In China, azalea is a symbol of womanhood and the whole plant means “the thinking home” bush.

Azalea - symbol of womanhood.

I can relate to a symbol of womanhood very easily.  I think many people would agree with the symbol of womanhood especially the pink ones. Aren’t they pretty?

Azalea - closer.

I have a bit of trouble relating azalea to the “the thinking of home” meaning. The bush can be quite dense and could be trimmed into nice shapes. That could make good decorating plants around perimeter. I guess these characteristic of azalea make them suitable grown around houses as bushes. I guess the “the thinking of home” could make some sense this way.

Azalea - temperance

In the west, azalea represents temperance. This is also a very good meaning.  I quite like this meaning. The meaning that reminds you to take thing in moderation or to be self-restraint.  We can use good reminders from time to time from pink azaleas 🙂


52 thoughts on “Pink Azaleas

  1. anotherday2paradise May 9, 2015 / 3:29 pm

    Such a vibrant pink, YC. Love your azalea images, and it was interesting to read about their meaning in different cultures. 🙂

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  2. phb2003 May 9, 2015 / 5:32 pm

    I love the photos you grabbed – the shadow and pistils are so clear! your thoughts were a delightful read -a nd almost fitting for mothers day this weekend. and the pink challenge has been a good one- last year there was a different think challenge and I enjoyed that too – such rich color. and I like the temperance meaning… 🙂


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  3. wakasahs15th May 9, 2015 / 5:53 pm

    Fantastic, and these are wonderful

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  4. katsumoriyama May 9, 2015 / 7:23 pm

    Beautiful pictures. Flowers are enjoying the sunshine and spring. I feel the tranquility.

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    • YellowCable May 10, 2015 / 7:13 am

      Thank you Katsumoriyama san. You are right, they were enjoying the nature too.


  5. darwinontherocks May 10, 2015 / 4:58 am

    I quite like the meaning of the azaleas, these are beautiful flowers ! I quite like pink flowers 🙂

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  6. The Passion Dew May 10, 2015 / 9:25 am

    An fabulous pink flowers, Azalea. Especially today on mother’s day. In my garden they grow these days fantastic. Superb photo shot dear friend. Love her pestles, petals and colors.

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    • YellowCable May 10, 2015 / 9:59 am

      How wonderful you have azaleas in your garden. Thank you and please have a great Mother’s Day.


  7. LadyPinkRose May 12, 2015 / 3:33 pm

    LOVE this color of Azalea! I have a bright orange one. This past winter took most of my bush with it. Beautiful images, YellowCable, ones I really enjoyed! I also enjoyed reading what Azalea means. Thank you. Love, Amy ❤

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    • YellowCable May 12, 2015 / 7:04 pm

      I am sorry to hear that this past winter did to your Azaleas. I hope some will come back for you. I am happy you like this color too as you have the orange ones. Thank you, Amy 🙂

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  8. inesephoto May 13, 2015 / 9:51 pm

    It is interesting to learn about the meaning. Now I like azalea even more :). For me a lilac bush is thinking of home…

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  9. Suzy Hazelwood May 14, 2015 / 6:20 pm

    What a stunning display of pinkness!!!♥ Gorgeous photography! I like the way you have light on the flowers and and a more shaded look around the edge, that compliments the flowers perfectly. How did you get that effect?

    I like photographing flowers too, but have not posted much on that subject on my blog. I also love painting flowers, they seem so much easier and more colourful than faces. I do love colour!

    Thanks for your vibrant spring display Yellow Cable, I’ll be back in July – until then, don’t have too much fun without me!! 😉

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    • YellowCable May 14, 2015 / 8:43 pm

      🙂 I think you meant the 2nd. picture. I did not recalled exactly now but I think I played with different metering mode on the camera. It was center-weighted average as opposed to the typical average light metering mode. It perhaps kept the light at the center not too bright while the edges got darker.

      I would love to see your flower pictures or your paintings. Your pictures (your own) look great! Oh, I agree they are much easier than faces.

      Thank you very much, Suzy. I am glad you like these 🙂 I won’t have too much fun but please be sure you have lot of fun 🙂


  10. GolNaran May 27, 2015 / 8:57 pm

    So beautiful and great shots,
    I love this gallery;

    All the best, ❤

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  11. cindy knoke May 28, 2015 / 9:50 pm

    These are beautiful photos and I love the different meaning of azaleas! I had no idea and find this most interesting! I will think of this now everytime I see an azalea. Thank you for posting my friend and hope you are well my friend!

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  12. joserasan66 October 3, 2015 / 9:30 am

    Una Serie Realmente Hermosa, Muy Bueno El Contraste Del Rosa…. Un Saludo.

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  13. mopana November 12, 2015 / 7:15 am

    What a wonderful world… What a wonderful pink…. Right?

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